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.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Wildthing Rebuild continued .......

So I haven't been lazy the last few evenings, I have been doing some work on the Thing.

I began using cocktail sticks pushed into the foam in the fuselage where the break in the fuselage was, to help reinforce the join and glued it together using UHU POR. 

Once joined, it wasn't a perfect fit so some rubbing down with sandpaper was done before I applied a patch of glass fibre cloth over the break point and gave it five coats of Poly C. 

This was then rubbed down until smooth before covering in 75 micron laminate film.

Then finally I covered the whole thing in iron on shrink film. 

I will probably add a layer of the very thin 42 micron laminate film, just along the bottom to protect the black film on landings. 

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