gliders are extremely popular and flying these high-tech light weight
planes will quickly build your soaring and thermaling skills. The tip
launch or discus style launching method started in 2001 revolutionized
the sport, allowing anyone to launch really high with minimal physical
Handlaunch Pro Clinic is a four hour training DVD set which teaches you
all of the skills needed to start flying these fascinating gliders. The
detailed tutorials will guarantee a successful first flight and
eliminate the costly mistakes that beginner's make.
want every R/C soaring pilot to learn how to launch and fly these
amazing planes and I produced the Handlaunch Pro Clinic to make the
learning process easy and fast.
1 covers the equipment required, basic tuning, radio set ups, and other
needed preflight information. You must learn the ground basics first
and this detailed tutorial will help you get any HLG model ready for the
stresses that the discus launch puts on your plane.
discus launching is not very hard to learn, you will need some help
initially. You go out to the flying field on Disk 2 for a clinic on the
basic spinning and rotation technique required to get high launches.
Discus launching is like a smooth golf swing, it's the style and not the
power that results in a good high throw. I show you the right way to
spin, and common mistakes beginners make. Launch elevator presets, CGs,
and other tuning tips are also demonstrated on camera.
included on Disk 2 is a series of interviews with top HLG pilots who
talk about their models and the equipment they use. You will also see
how the highest launching pilots on the contest circuit throw in super
slow motion revealing aspects of each pilots unique throwing technique.
will also see me catching thermals and I describe everything I am doing
while I fly. You will watch this part over and over! I recommend HLG
flying to anyone in soaring, no matter what skill level. The planes are
cheap, durable, transportable, and you can fly them almost anywhere.
you are just getting started in HLG or want to learn more about HLG
flying in general, this DVD is a must-have. It will save you months of
trial and error learning and will surely save you many broken planes and
parts. Make sure you watch the online trailer as it will give you a
tiny but enticing taste of the DVD’s content.
• Discus Launching Basics • Basic Tuning • Choosing equipment • Basic Thermaling • Radio Tips • Plane Preparation