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You can now purchase and download the world's most popular soaring training video program, the Secrets of Thermal Soaring for only $14.95. We've just re-mastered this digital edition for better quality and added some additional video footage as well.
This 70 minute high quality program will teach you the basic knowledge you'll need to find and catch thermals with any glider or sailplane. For those who fly sailplanes, electric gliders, or Free Flight models, the Secrets of Thermal Soaring training program is the fastest and most complete way to learn about finding thermal lift.
Learning how to keep your model aloft using only thermals is certainly the hardest r/c soaring skill to master. Period. I've been thermal flying for over 25 years and I'm still learning and getting better. Thermaling is like that, no one will totally master it, though with some training and lots of practice, you can be one of those guys who always seem to find lift when others can't.
You can't catch a thermal without understanding how a thermal is formed, what it looks like, how it moves, and effects the air around it. Thermaling is all about visualization, and I designed this video to help you see the invisible and to predict the complex patterns in the air your plane flies in.
This highly detailed program uses over 135 detailed diagrams and live video footage to show you how to find and track these invisible columns of rising air and this video is certainly the fast and easy way to learn thermaling skills. You'll learn how to 'read the air', using wind shifts to detect the location and movement of a thermal has it forms and moves across you flying field. Once you learn the skills and techniques taught in this program, you will soon be finding, observing, and catching thermals like an expert.
Once you find that elusive thermal,you'll learn how to stay in it with the proper bank angle and downwind circling pattern. And if you loose the lift, you will learn how to fly a proper search pattern that keeps you from flying back into areas of sinking air. The program also contains unique footage of actual dust-filled thermals forming and moving with the wind, so you can see lift that is usually invisible.
I highly suggest getting both the Secrets video and the follow-up program, High Performance Thermal Soaring, which will teach you more advanced thermal soaring skills. You can get both programs together at a big discount, just click here to order both of the digital downloads.
Topics Covered In The Secrets Of Thermal Soaring:
• Micrometeorology • Convection & Lapse Rates • Thermal Shapes • Thermal Visualizations • Wind Shift Thermal Locating • Thermal Search Patterns • Ground Signs • Bank Angles & Circling Technique • Wind and Thermal Patterns
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What You Get: The high quality downloadable version of this training program is in the universal .mp4 video format viewable on all digital devices. (file size 750 mb) This digital product has a full money-back guarantee. Runtime: 55 minutes
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• The folder that you are downloading is in the .zip format, this format helps speed downloading. Remember, each video program is a lot of data, and will take a while to download even on high speed internet connections. This video program is about 750 megabytes in size.
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