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I have been working hard creating interesting and useful Soaring Product Training videos over the years. There are nearly 100 of them so far, with many from this year, and many more coming soon. You can see a list of all the videos on this page (below).

The best way to support my efforts and gain access to the entire Soaring Product Training video series is to become a Patron for $9.95/month. Patrons also receive discounts on purchases at Cumulus Soaring, Inc. and free technical support. https://www.patreon.com/cumulussoaring

I will be giving away a new LXNAV Nano GPS flight recorder ($470 value) as soon as my Patreon page reaches 100 Patrons. The number of Patrons is shown on the site. All current Patrons and Mutual Support Members will be entered into the drawing for the Nano. I will even ship the new Nano to you - anywhere in the world - for FREE.

Please share this opportunity with your soaring clubs and friends. The more everyone promotes this opportunity, the sooner someone gets a free Nano.

Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.


Soaring Product Training Overview
Soaring Product Training is a series of 80+ existing videos, and new videos coming this year, and for many years to come.  They include:

  • Product overview videos related to sailplane instruments and software
  • In-depth training videos related to sailplane instruments and software

I have been selling, supporting and flying with soaring instruments and software since 1990.  I’m a very technical person and enjoy getting to know the details about the products with which I work.  You can benefit from my technical knowledge and experience. 

The videos are designed to meet several needs:

  • Product Overviews - Help determine whether a product is right for you before buying. 
  • In-depth training - Get the most out of your existing soaring instruments and software. 
  • "Spring Refresher Course" – Remind you how to use your instruments and software after the long winter. 
  • Soaring club members - Learn how to use the instruments and software installed in the club's aircraft. 

Access Options
Soaring Product Training videos can be accessed in several ways:

  • Patreon (recommended):
    https://www.patreon.com/cumulussoaring
    • Patron: $9.95/month
      • Access to all the Soaring Product Training videos - including all future videos
      • 1 hour of free one-on-one technical support each year
      • 2% discount on all purchases (Requires payment by check, Venmo, Zelle, or QuickBooks Payments)
        • 4% discount while >1000 Patrons (To encourage you to tell your friends!) (Requires payment by check, Venmo, Zelle, or QuickBooks Payments) 
      • Waive usual $5 handling fee on small orders
    • Patron Plus: $19.95/month
      • Access to all the Soaring Product Training videos - including all future videos
      • 2 hours of free one-on-one technical support each year
      • 1 free flight recorder calibration every 2 years ($95 value)
      • 4% discount on all purchases (Requires payment by check, Venmo, Zelle, or QuickBooks Payments)
        • 5% discount while >1000 Patrons (To encourage you to tell your friends!) (Requires payment by check, Venmo, Zelle, or QuickBooks Payments) 
      • Waive usual $5 handling fee on small orders
      • Free Cumulus Soaring, Inc. T-Shirt (Please help me remember to include one in my next shipment to you.)
  • Vimeo
    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/soaringproducttraining
    • Rent an individual video for 30 days for $9.95
    • Purchase an individual video for $19.95
    • Rent ALL the videos in the series (dozens) for 1 year for $99 - Includes existing videos, and new videos released during the rental period. (Best Value)
    • Purchase ALL the videos in the series (dozens) for $395.  That includes all videos added in the future (5 to 10 added each year).

  • Mutual Support Membership
    http://cumulus-soaring.com/membership.htm
    • Access to the Soaring Product Training series of videos through Vimeo.com. 
    • Free one-on-one technical support
    • Discounts on all orders
    • No handling fees for small orders
    • Free GPS flight recorder calibrations

Rent vs. Buy
Rented videos are made available to you for a specified period of time.  Purchased videos can be accessed any time.  They do not expire or time-out. 

I plan to support the soaring community for another 20 years, so the videos will be available at least that long.  Of course, it is impossible to know whether Vimeo will offer Videos on Demand for the next 20 years, but I will do my best to make sure that all purchased videos will be available in one way or another.

New Videos Included
When you rent or purchase the entire series, you have access to not only all currently existing videos, but also all new videos added to this series in the future.  I plan to create 5 to 10 videos every year and add them all to this series.

Why not Free?
You may wonder why the videos will not be available for free – as they have been in the past, and since some of them are product promotional videos.  The reason is that creating them is a lot of work.  Each video takes about 5 to 30 hours to setup, record, edit and publish.  They are only medium quality video productions, but they have value.  Unfortunately for me, not everyone who watches a video will buy the product in the video from my company.  Sometimes they acquired the instrument along with a new or used glider.  Sometimes they already bought the item from another company before they heard about the video.  Believe it or not, I often hear from customers who used my videos to select their new soaring instrument, but bought the instrument somewhere else.  Therefore, the assumption that the videos are paid for by instrument and software sales doesn’t quite work.  I can’t support my family making free videos. 

Vimeo Video On Demand Business Model - Compared with YouTube
You may ask why I can’t make money from YouTube advertising or get paid by YouTube based on the number of views – like those who do online car reviews. Unfortunately, the soaring community is not large enough to support thousands of views of a soaring product video – so getting paid by YouTube based on the number of views will not work, and advertisers are not interested in supporting videos that have only dozens or hundreds of views.  The theoretical best soaring product review ever made wouldn’t make any money on YouTube.

  • Hopefully you will see value in the videos and buy or rent them. 
  • I will work hard to provide content that you find interesting.
  • I am always open to ideas for new video reviews or training on a particular product.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Soaring Product Training video series. 

Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

Soaring Product Training
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Description Duration
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Introduction 1

Soaring Product Training - Introduction

4:08
Air Avionics
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Description Duration
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ATD-57 1 Air Avionics - ATD-57 Traffic Display - Overview 7:48
Cambridge
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Description Duration
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300 Series 1 Cambridge - 300 Series Flight Computer Overview 12:55
ClearNav
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Description Duration
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ClearNav II 1 ClearNav - ClearNav II Soaring Flight Computer Overview 20:55
ClearNav Vario 1 ClearNav - ClearNav Vario with LCD Display - Overview - Video 1 of 2 25:05
2 ClearNav - ClearNav Vario with LCD Display - Thermal Assistant - Video 2 of 2 7:09
3 ClearNav - ClearNav Vario with Mechanical Pointer 22:21
FLARM
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Description Duration
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FLARM Traffic Display Comparison 1

FLARM Traffic Display Comparison

Overview of the most popular FLARM traffic displays, including the LXNAV FlarmLED, FlarmLED+, FlarmView, FlarmView2, FlarmView57, TrafficView57, TrafficView80, Naviter Oudie, and Air Avionics ATD-57.

 

10:10
LXNAV
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FlarmView,
FlarmView2,
and
FlarmView57
1

LXNAV - FlarmView - Overview

LXNAV Flarmview, FlarmView2, and FlarmView57 remote FLARM displays. I show how to use the products and also put them into demo mode so you can see how they will display traffic and collision warnings.

15:29
LX80x0
and
LX90x0
1

LXNAV - LX80x0 and LX90x0 - Overview

Overview of the LX8000, LX8080, LX9000, LX9050 and LX90709 soaring flight computers

35:24
2

LXNAV - LX80x0 and LX90x0 - Bridge for Becker AR6201 Radios - for use with LX80x0 and LX90x0 soaring flight computer systems

Use your flight computer to control your radio. This feature is a extremely handy in 2-seat gliders and in instrument panels that are short on space.

07:37
3

LXNAV - LX80x0 and LX90x0 - Checklists for LX80x0 & LX90x0

How to create and use the checklist feature in LXStyler software and LX80x0 and LX90x0 soaring flight computers.

06:37
4

LXNAV - LX80x0 and LX90x0 - Spring Updates for LX80x0 & LX90x0

I'm often asked for help updating customer's soaring flight computers. In this episode I document the downloading and installing of spring updates in my LX9000. The same update process would work in any LX80x0 or LX90x0 series flight computer system.

20:10
5

LXNAV - LX80x0 and LX90x0 - Task Setup for U.S. Soaring Contests for LXNAV LX80x0 and LX90x0 soaring flight computers

Subtle points for setting-up tasks for U.S. soaring contest flights.

8:07
6

LXNAV - LX80x0 and LX90x0 - Wi-fi Module for LX80x0 and LX90x0 soaring flight computers

The LXNAV Wi-fi Module allows the system to email flight logs and other files, to download firmware updates and other files, and download and display SkySight weather forecast maps. It is an extremely cool and useful tool.

18:18
7

LXNAV - LX80x0 and LX90x0 - How To Get The Most out of your LXNAV glide computer - FREE

Hosted by David Lessnick and Bruno Vassel with presentation by Paul Remde

I (Paul Remde) gave an 85 minute overview of the LXNAV LX80x0 & LX90x0 soaring flight computers.

https://www.ssa.org/Webinars 

Direct Link to video: https://www.ssa.org/Webinar/How%20To%20Get%20The%20Most%20out%20of%20your%20LXNAV%20glide%20computer.mp4

A huge Thank You to David Lessnick for organizing and putting-on these wonderful SSA webinars!!!  Thank you also to Bruno Vassel for your participation and support. 

1:24:53
Nano3 1

LXNAV - Nano3 - Overview

Overview of the LXNAV Nano3 GPS Flight Recorder

20:35
Nano4 1

LXNAV - Nano4 - Overview

Overview of the LXNAV Nano4 GPS Flight Recorder

16:20
S3 1 LXNAV - S3 - Variometer Overview 7:32
S7 1 LXNAV - S7 - Variometer Overview 10:52
2 LXNAV - S7 - Variometer Setup Menu 8:25
3 LXNAV - S7 - Variometer Vario Sounds
(Also applies to S3, S8, S80, S10, S100, V5, V9, V8, and V80 variometers)
6:59
S8, S80, S10 & S100 1 LXNAV - S8, S80, S10 and S100 Variometers - Overview 38:42
TrafficView 1

LXNAV - TrafficView - Overview

Video overview of the LXNAV TrafficView57 and TrafficView80 remote FLARM displays. I show how to use the products and also put them into demo mode so you can see how they will display traffic and collision warnings.

11:13
Mountain High
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EDS O2D1-2G 1 Mountain High - EDS Safety Features 7:13
Naviter
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Oudie &
SeeYou Mobile

1

Naviter - Oudie - Introduction & Overview

Naviter Oudie 2 and Oudie IGC introduction and overview video by Paul Remde of Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

17:51
2

Naviter - Oudie and SeeYou Mobile Tips

FREE Webinar

David Lessnick and the Soaring Society of America hosted a live webinar that was attended by 250+ sailplane pilots. The presenter was myself (Paul Remde of Cumulus Soaring, Inc.).   I covered many Oudie tips in the 92 minute presentation.

The entire webinar was recorded and is available here: SSA Webinar

92:06

3

Naviter - Oudie - Setup Tips

This video documents the process I go through to setup an Oudie before shipping it to a customer - or using it myself. It covers using the Naviter Updater to update the Oudie software and airspace files, downloading and installing turnpoint files, and my recommended settings tweaks. The tips apply to all Oudie, Oudie 2 and Oudie IGC units.

19:34
4

Naviter - Oudie - Weather & SeeYou Maps

Owners of Naviter Oudies now have free access to detailed "SeeYou Maps" (high resolution terrain maps) and weather forecast maps for display on their Oudies in flight. The Naviter Updater makes it easy to load the maps into Oudie before flight. This video shows how to setup your SeeYou.Cloud account using a web browser, how to use the Naviter Updater program to transfer the maps, and how to access the maps on the Oudie.

A current SeeYou-Upgrade subscription is required to access these features. Please order yours through Cumulus Soaring, Inc. here:
cumulus-soaring.com/seeyou.htm#SeeYou-Upgrade

To use the weather maps a SkySight subscription is required. Please order yours using the link here:
cumulus-soaring.com/skysight.htm

13:41
SeeYou 1 Introduction 3:37
2 Overview - Favorite 5:44
3 Manual
*** This video is somewhat out of date. The manual download is now available here: http://www.naviter.com/products/seeyou/
More Information: SeeYou Tips
1:05
4 Installing SeeYou
*** This video is somewhat out of date. The software download is now available here: http://www.naviter.com/products/seeyou/
More Information: SeeYou Tips
2:31
5 Installing Vector Maps
*** This video is out of date. It is no longer necessary to install vector maps. SeeYou automatically downloads vector maps as needed when you open a map or flight window.
More Information: SeeYou Tips
1:36
6 Installing Airspace
*** This video is out of date. It is no longer necessary to install airspace. SeeYou automatically downloads current airspace as needed when you open a map or flight window.
More Information: SeeYou Tips
1:26
7

Installing US Sectional Aeronautical Charts
*** This video is somewhat out of date. The U.S. Sectional Chart map files are no longer available on the Naviter web site. They are available here: http://soaringdata.info/aviation/sectionals/CMR%20Format/.
Save the desired files to your computer and then, in SeeYou, go to the Tools menu and select Raster Maps. Then use the "Add" button to select the desired files.
More Information: SeeYou Tips

1:23
8 Installing Satellite Images
*** This video is out of date. It is no longer necessary to satellite image maps. SeeYou automatically downloads satellite image maps as needed when you open a map or flight window and use the small "S" icon in the lower-right corner of the screen to enable the display of satellite image maps.
More Information: SeeYou Tips
1:43
9 Registration Key & Waypoint Wizard
*** This video is out of date. It is no longer necessary to enter a long registration key when first enabling SeeYou, or after purchasing a SeeYou-Upgrade license. SeeYou now prompts you to log into the "SeeYou Cloud". Your SeeYou license status is stored in the SeeYou Cloud. That is easier than trying to keep track of a registration key or serial number.
Also, the video shows the "Waypoint Wizard". I don't recommend using it to import waypoints for the USA because it doesn't necessarily have current U.S. airport data. I have made current U.S. airport files available here: http://cumulus-soaring.com/seeyou.htm#Downloads
More Information: SeeYou Tips
1:14
10 Tools - Pilots & Gliders
*** This video is slightly out of date. The Tools>Pilots menu is no longer available in SeeYou, but you can still add a pilot to the pilot list in the Edit>Flight Properties screen.
*** The information in the video about the Tools>Polars screen is still valid.
More Information: SeeYou Tips
1:26
11 Tools - Options - General 2:30
12

Tools - Options - Folders
*** This video is out of date. The Tools - Options - Folders screen no longer exists in SeeYou.

1:58
13 Tools - Options - Flights, Graphs, Statistics 1:16
14 Tools - Options - 3D View 2:20
15 Tools - Options - Animation 0:53
16 Tools - Options - Map Appearance 0:58
17 Tools - Options - Task Planning & Optimization 1:11
18 Tools - Options - Observation Zones & Miscellaneous 3:53
19 Enabling Raster Maps
*** This video is slightly out of date. The information about enabling the display of U.S. sectional charts is correct. But the information about satellite image maps is not exactly correct. Satellite image maps are now downloaded automatically when you open a map or flight window and use the small "S" button in the lower-left corner of the screen to enable their display.
More Information: SeeYou Tips
5:08
20 Enabling Vector Maps
*** This video is slightly out of date because it is no longer necessary to download or select vector maps. They are downloaded and displayed automatically when you open a map or flight window. Use the small "V" button in the lower-left corner of the screen to enable their display.
More Information: SeeYou Tips
2:59
21 Enabling Airspace Data
*** This video is slightly out of date because it is no longer necessary to download or select current airspace data. It is downloaded and displayed automatically when you open a map or flight window. Use the small "A" button in the lower-left corner of the screen to enable their display.
More Information: SeeYou Tips
2:14
22

File Management - Points.cup File - Favorite
*** This video is slightly out of date because changes to Windows file structure made it necessary to change the location in which SeeYou stores the "Points.cup" file that contains the active database of turnpoints and tasks. It is now stored in the C:\ProgramData\Naviter\SeeYou directory. It was previously stored in the ProgramFiles directory.
More Information: SeeYou Tips

2:19
23

Waypoints Window - Favorite
*** This video is slightly out of date. The Waypoints and Tasks windows in SeeYou have been combined into a single window. It can be used to edit turnpoints and tasks.

8:40
24

Tasks Window - Favorite
** This video is slightly out of date. The Waypoints and Tasks windows in SeeYou have been combined into a single window. It can be used to edit turnpoints and tasks.

10:09
25

Tasks - FAI Areas - Favorite
*** This video is slightly out of date. The Waypoints and Tasks windows in SeeYou have been combined into a single window. It can be used to edit turnpoints and tasks.

7:03
26 Tasks - Properties
*** This video is slightly out of date. The Waypoints and Tasks windows in SeeYou have been combined into a single window. It can be used to edit turnpoints and tasks.
4:56
27 Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange - Favorite 5:13
28

Importing Waypoints - Favorite
*** This video is slightly out of date. SeeYou has been updated to make it possible to open a new waypoint file either in a new window, or by replacing the waypoints and tasks currently in use in SeeYou. I have found that some features work best when you are working with the waypoints and tasks in SeeYou's active "points.cup" file. Therefore, before I open a new waypoint file, I do as the video suggests and first save the current waypoint file to my computer. Then I open the new waypoint file and select "Overwrite My Waypoints & Tasks". That puts the new data into the "active waypoints and task" data file that is saved when you quit SeeYou and re-opened automatically when you re-start SeeYou.
More Information: SeeYou Tips

3:55
29 Exporting Waypoints - Favorite 6:20
30 Finding Flights - Favorite 6:26
31 2D Route View - Favorite 10:59
32 3D View - Favorite 7:21
33 Graphs 4:50
34 Managing Windows 9:00
35 Moving Within A Flight 8:04
36 Statistics - Overview and Flight Tab - Favorite 1:54
37 Statistics - Task Tab - Favorite 3:31
38 Statistics - Selection Tab - Favorite 5:39
39 Statistics - Phases Tab - Favorite 1:51
40 Saving Flight Properties 5:03
41 Viewing Multiple Flights in One Window - Favorite 4:51
42 Optimization 1:49
43 Connection Wizard 5:14
44 Analyzing A Speed Task - Favorite 9:56
45 Printing 3:11
46 Exporting Data to SeeYou Mobile using the Mobile Wizard - Favorite 3:44
47 Conclusion 0:43
    Total Running Time (SeeYou Training) 3:09:46
Pocket PC
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Description Duration
(min:sec)
Pocket PC 1 Introduction with terminology and tips - Favorite 6:38
2 Tap 0:25
3 Tap and Drag 0:30
4 Tap and Hold 0:58
5 Backlight 2:00
6 Disable Incoming Beams 0:50
7 Auto Shut-off 1:24
8 Owner Information 1:04
9 Clock 2:15
10 Keyboard 2:25
11 Application Buttons 2:00
12 Making Applications Available in the Start Menu 1:36
13 Hiding the Menu Bar - Favorite 1:32
14 Can't Connect to the GPS - Favorite 1:48
15 Serial Ports 0:54
16 Crux_View Download 1:58
17 Crux_View Comm Port Test 1:26
18 File Explorer - Favorite 3:18
19 Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange - Favorite 5:50
20 ActiveSync - Download
*** This video is somewhat out of date. The best way to move files to and from a Pocket PC now is to use the memory card that plugs into the Pocket PC.
1:09
21 ActiveSync - Connect
*** This video is somewhat out of date. The best way to move files to and from a Pocket PC now is to use the memory card that plugs into the Pocket PC.
1:49
22

Active Sync - File Transfer
*** This video is somewhat out of date. The best way to move files to and from a Pocket PC now is to use the memory card that plugs into the Pocket PC.

4:28
23 Backup PDA to Memory Card - Favorite 2:22
    Total Running Time (Pocket PCTraining) 24:39
Tasman
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VRM10 Sprite 1 Tasman VRM10 Sprite Vario Overview 11:27
V1000 & V2000 1 Tasman V1000 and V2000 Vario Overview 6:03
 

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