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Soaring Master Class 1 DVD

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: We will discontinue selling all DVDs on or before December 30th, 2023, so if you need our programs on physical media, please order now. All titles will still be available in digital video format.

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Spend two hours learning the nuances of R/C soaring with U.S. champion Mike Smith. Watching this DVD is like having a personal coaching session where you'll learn both basic and advanced soaring skills from someone who really knows what he's talking about. 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.

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, and easily explains complex subjects in an easy to understand manner.


Mike demonstrates how set up a glider for maximum performance and covers his techniques for basic tuning and computer radio set up. Mixes, flight modes, flap control, rudder set up, and tow hook settings are covered in detail. Winch launching techniques are shown on camera, and you'll learn how to safely launch in a variety of wind conditions.

Landing with flaps and the needed elevator compensation is also demonstrated and Mike gives a lesson on contest style timed spot landings. Thermaling demos are also included and Mike shows you how to handle soaring in light and strong winds. 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. This is a great DVD to quickly learn the skills you'll need to enjoy flying your sailplane to it's peak performance.


 The launching tutorials alone are worth the price of the DVD, but Mike also covers so many skills in great detail that you'll 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. Total runtime is 1 hour an 50 minutes.


 Topics Covered:

• Set Up Optimization • Radio Programming • CG Techniques & Tuning • Winch Launching Techniques • Contest Landing Tips • Flying In High Winds • Ballast Choices • In The Air Flight Demos

With our 30 day money back guarantee, you can invest in this terrific DVD risk-free. If you don't learn a ton of valuable flying techniques, I'll refund your purchase price, no questions asked.

Just add this DVD to your cart and check out, or give me a call on our toll free line, 888-834-2261, M-F, 10am-5pm EST, and I will be happy to take your order information or answer questions. You can use any major credit for your purchases and we now accept Paypal.

Estimated shipping: US First Class: $3.75 - US Priority Mail: $7.75 - Int AirMail: $13.50, also calculated at check out.

What You Get: This region-free DVD was created from a Digital Video master on DVD-R media in the NTSC format that will work in any player or computer world-wide. This training DVD has a full money-back guarantee. Runtime 1 hour 50 minutes





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All DVDs have a no-questions-asked 30 day money back guarantee so you can try them out risk free. You can also exchange any DVDs you feel did not live up to your expectations. We will replace any defective DVDs at no charge.

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