Your Home for RC Sailplanes

Welcome to Soaring Stuff!

This site is dedicated to non-powered flight (Or at least most of the time…. Electric power for getting a sailplane to altitude has become very popular, and we don’t want to exclude those folks who carry their winch or high start onboard their sailplane!

Radio controlled soaring has been likened to three dimensional surfing, or sometimes called ‘fishing in the air’. Without an engine to keep your aircraft up, it is up to your skill and cunning to beat Mother Nature at her own game. You literally fly with the hawks and eagles, and use the same air currents to keep your sleek sailplane in the air. As your skill increases, so does your flying time. Every day is different, presenting different challenges, and that is what makes R/C soaring the most rewarding segment of the R/C hobby. Boring holes in the sky with a powered model is fun… for a while, but sooner or later you’ll find yourself getting bored, and doing dumb things… things that can bring about a quick end to an expensive model. But chasing those elusive thermals or slope lift is an ongoing challenge as you seek that goal of all soaring pilots… to stay UP until YOU are ready to come down.

Our instructional videos, books, and accessories are all designed to enhance your soaring experience… so have a look around, and let us know if we can answer any questions. Please contact us at

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Thanks for visiting Soaring Stuff. Since 1990, we’ve been providing training videos, books, and hard to find accessory items for the R/C soaring enthusiast.

Soaring Stuff videos are produced specifically for the R/C Sailplane enthusiast. We have a range of videos, from R/C Soaring… From the Ground Up! for new glider guiders, to the Old Buzzard Goes Flying! video for learning thermaling and hand launch techniques, to Building Hollow Composite Aircraft Structures for the serious scratchbuilder…. to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Airfoils for the aeronautical designer. All are enjoyable and INFORMATIVE!

Please click on the Title links above… for more information about each video, or click this link to go to our Products page to see our books, accessories, and sailplane hardware !

Be sure to check out our blog page for a commentary about the great hobby/sport of radio control soaring, and sign-up HERE to receive our Soaring Stuff Newsletter, which is loaded with helpful hints, tips, and techniques to enhance your soaring fun.