If you want to learn the nuances of R/C soaring, hang around world class pilots and listen to every word they say and watch what they do.
If you don't have access to those few pilots who possess that raw championship talent, then get my new DVD Soaring Master Class 1, which is is the next best thing to having a pro as your personal teacher.
Instructor Mike Smith has been flying gliders for over 25 years and has won numerous National Championships, the Soaring Masters, the huge contest at Visalia, and is a 3-time U.S. F3B team member. Besides being one of the best pilots in North America, Mike is a skilled and confident teacher, easily explaining complex subjects in an easy to understand manner.
I spent 3 days filming Mike in San Diego as he covered his techniques for plane set up, launching, and optimizing performance. You will learn an amazing amount of basic and advanced soaring skills from someone who really knows what he's talking about.
Along with the lectures and flight demos, your learning will be helped along with high quality information graphics which illustrate the subjects Mike's covering.
The launching tutorials alone are worth the price of the DVD, but Mike covers so much more in great detail that you will improve your skill set immediately. Especially cool is Mike's demonstration of high wind flying where he talks you through his techniques for finding and staying in lift in really breezy conditions.
The content of the DVD is aimed pilots of all skill levels, beginner to advanced, and the skills taught can be applied to all types of gliders, not just the higher performance ones. Combine this DVD with High Performance Thermal Soaring, and you get a potent pair of classes which will surely cut years off of your learning curve.
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
- Set Up Optimization
- Programming Tips
- CG Techniques
- Winch Launching Techniques
- Contest Landing Tips
- Flying In High Winds
- Ballast Choices
- In The Air Flight Demos
- Tons of pro-level tips!
- And Much More!
Total Run Time: 1h: 45