HLG Tech Lab

HLG Tech Lab Training DVD

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HLG Tech Lab Training DVD

Learn How To Use The Latest HLG/F3K For Better Flight Performance
Handlaunch gliders are evolving so rapidly one can barely keep up. I spent this summer learning about the latest planes, equipment, and installation techniques and I'm sharing what I learned with you in my new DVD the Handlaunch Tech Lab. The cool thing about this DVD is that even if you don't fly HLG's, the tips and information on 2.4 radio systems, RDS, lithium batteries, and installation techniques can be applied to most sailplanes.

I first do a complete build out of the Swedish-designed Sirius, THE rock-star competition glider of 2009. I'll show you how to fit out it's all moulded kevlar Disser wing with a super tight top drive flaperon system using the latest digital servos. You will learn how to make a light weight spring return drive set up for the elevator, and how to install asymmetric rudder blades in a moulded fuselage. Rotary Drive systems are popular for driving flaperons and I teach some tips on how to make this complicated but aerodynamically clean system work perfectly.

The best part of the install is the tutorial on how to use the new 2.4 ghz radio systems in all carbon fuselages. 2.4 systems offer many advantages over FM systems but you need to know the tricks, and that's what I share with you. I use the new Spektrum 6250 superlight receiver designed for all carbon fuses and you see it in action.

Another trend is to use lithium cells for power as digital servos and 2.4 receivers need lots of clean power to operate. I cover all of the basics on what cells to use, how to regulate the voltage properly, and safe charging procedures. This section is very educational.

We all have older gliders that still fly well but are in need of some updating. I take an older XP-4 (the same one I built in the HLG Building Clinic) and update it with new fins, updated digital servos, 2.4 radio, and modified boom that will make it launch and handle much better.

After all of the lab work, it's out to the flying field for some 2.4 range check procedures, fail-safe programming, and I talk about flying rudderless planes and the lessons I have learned to fly them effectively. I even do some thermaling with the Sirius and you get to hear what I am doing as I fly.

As with my other building clinics, you get detailed instruction on high quality video that makes learning about the latest techniques really easy. Once you see me do things the right way, it is easy for you duplicate what I do. Links on where to buy the gear I use are also included on the DVD.

What You Get: Our region-free DVDs are produced from the original digital master onto high quality DVD-R media and includes a standard DVD Amaray case and color artwork. 100% player compatibility and world-wide playback guaranteed.

Things You Will Learn About

  • Setting Up Rudderless Planes
  • Prepping Hollow Moulded Wings
  • Installing 2.4 Radio Set Ups
  • Installing RDS Systems
  • How To Use Lithium Power
  • Spring Return Elevators
  • Upgrading Older Planes
  • Lipo Charging
  • Range Checking
  • And Much More!

Total Run Time: 1h: 30 min

HLG Tech Lab Training DVD
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