About A470 Soaring

This is the blog for a few guys who spend their time flying radio controlled gliders, or slope soarer's, from the many and varied slopes around SE Wales.

This usually begins at the northern end of Cardiff, driving north up the A470 up to the Heads of the Valley's and the southern fringe of the Brecon Beacons. But the A470 road continues its windy way all the way to N Wales.

There are many slopes available for most wind directions, the most famous being the area between Nant-y-Moel and Treorchi known as The Bwlch, which has some of the best slopes and flying in Europe with many F3F competitions being held there each year and visited by many fliers from Europe and around the world. At 1500 feet (450m) above sea level, there is usually more wind than not, and certainly more than at sea level.

If you require any further information, are new to slope soaring or are visiting the area, please contact Steve at steve.houghton59@gmail.com . I look forward to hearing from you.

Take a look at Page 2 (look below and to the left here) for Google maps of our most popular Flying Sites.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Wildthing Rebuild Continued

So I've added the decoration to the wings and I was going to leave it at that. However, the covering will take some abuse during landings on rough terrain so I've decided to cover the wing and fuselage in 42 micron laminate film.

This is very thin and very light. I added a strip to the underside of the Polecat fuselage and you really can't see that it's there. But it will add some protection and help to stiffen the wing also. 

So this is the top side before the lam film goes on. 

And the underside. 

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