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.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

FMS Chuckie Alpha Jet RC conversions on the Orme.

So Saturday on the Orme was a non flying day, due to the total lack of wind. Well, PSS wise, although a few managed to fly electric powered gliders or DLG's.

Eventually people get bored and they then tend to do silly things to entertain themselves.

A few of the guys had bought the FMS Chuckie Alpha Jet, a foam chuck glider, and converted them to 2 channel RC and given them a good paint job.

So the challenge was on then to see how they would perform as a chuck glider, as there was no wind to chuck even these light models off a slope.

Enjoy the video and don't forget to change the quality to 1080p in settings.

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