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Hand Launch – Master Class 3 / Radio Control Gliding DVD / Radio Carbon Art

£15.99

Paul Naton presents part 3 of the Hand Launch DVD series. While 1 and 2 have brought you bang up to date with the latest developments in hand launch gliding, this time we’re going back to the workshop to look at the most fundamental parts of ensuring that your glider is on peak performance.

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Stripped down to the basics, this informal DVD features Paul in the shop with a huge dry erase board, tuning tools, some planes, some radios and the camera, as he goes through his techniques for tuning and optimizing a modern F3K glider to perfection. According to Paul “This DVD just might be the most informative of the Master Class series! I’ve done a ton of research and testing to bring you the latest thinking on hand launch glider (HLG)/F3K tuning and radio set ups.” Paul lets you into the secrets to integrating your computer radio and its programme, so your plane will fly more efficiently on its own, with minimal pilot workload. The more your plane can fly on its own at the 3 basic speeds needed, the longer flight times you’ll get. It’s that simple. The tuning and programming techniques shown in this DVD are specific to HLGs and their special calibration requirements. There’s a lot to cover, and Paul goes through it all! First he covers basic alignments, decalage settings, Centre of Gravity tuning, both static and active, and how to get a smooth and accurate elevator system working for you. It’s all about the elevator baby! If you can’t get these tuning basics down, no amount of radio tweeking will get you plane to fly well! He then combines the tuning tips together with advanced radio set ups, teaching you how to use Flight Modes/Conditions to make your plane react to changing lift and wind conditions. He also covers differentials, mixing, trim steps, snap flap, and other settings that will make your plane fly better and more efficiently, without you! You will also see how Paul has his personal gliders set up, and he’ll talk about some different strategies on how to use your flight modes/conditions more effectively to set trim and wing camber, both critical adjustments to get your plane flying with less pilot workload. As a special bonus, Paul is joined by his good friend and super-pro pilot Mike Smith who describes how he has his HLGs set up and tuned for competitions. To get the very best performance from your HLG, most of the work has to happen before you even hit the field. If you want to be on top form before your glider even leaves the workshop, then you will have to see this DVD! Approx. Running Time: 100 mins

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