Handlaunch Master Class 1
In the last year or so there have been some big changes in handlaunch and F3K glider flying techniques and technology. Paul Naton has developed a new educational series called the Handlaunch Master Class which will help you learn about the latest flying building and design trends which are having a big impact on the sport.
The hot pilot in North America right now is Bruce Davidson and he is helping to teach in this fascinating new DVD series.
Fresh off of his 2009 win at the prestigious International HLG Festival and good placing in the German F3K Open Bruce shares his latest tips and techniques for getting the most from your high performance HLG in the first Master Class. Bruce is not only a talented pilot but is also an experienced teacher who explains and demonstrates subjects clearly so you can quickly learn and apply the lessons to your flying.
Not many pilots in the world can launch as high as Bruce and you will learn his tips on maximizing your launch energy no matter your age or skill level. Slow motion video from many angles helps you see his tuned launch mechanics in action. You will certainly improve your launches after Bruce shows you how to spin with power.
Flying without a rudder is a hot new trend and Bruce shows you the advantages of going rudderless and the specialized tuning it takes to make this all work. It really works! You will see Bruce fly his Sirius an all carbon rudderless F3K model designed by Europes top champions.
You will also learn some great air reading and thermaling tips from the extensive flight demos Bruce flies with full commentary so you can understand how and why he flies the way he does. Other flight demos show how to find the optimum CG and decalage cambering cross wind launches finding lift downwind and practice workouts.
Dont be intimidated by the DVDs high performance content because there is plenty of good information for the beginner and intermediate pilot. If you have studied my HLG Pro Clinic you are totally ready for the HLG Master Class 1.
Handlaunch is now an international FAI class called F3K and this new standard for competition is helping to quickly evolve the sport. If you are flying contests or are thinking of entering one to test your skills the Master Class will help you develop the skills you will need to stay off the bottom of the score sheet.