You use the rudder to steer the model. There is no reason you have to fly straight towards the turnaround or high start stake.
Learn how to fly the model on the line and don't just watch. The best practice on your high start would be to fly the model steering it left and right. You should get to the point where you can just keep flying the model like a stunt kite.
Nothing more fun than flying the model all the way around the turnaround and. Launch hung back at yourself in downwind.
Originally Posted by Indgroove
I am comfortable with the high start. Getting good launches, finding good thermals.
Today I started to launch when a thermal pass through and the wind direction changed 90 degrees. I know that means a thermal has influenced the prevailing wind direction. My question is, if I were using a winch what is the proper launch technique when the head wind changes (say 90 degrees or more) from the prevailing wind? ( in other words, I cannot launch into the wind)