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.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Hitec Aurora 9

Ok, so I went and did it. I bought an almost new Hitec Aurora 9 transmitter off eBay so, this evening I've been reading more closely through the manual and I'm just amazed at what it can do. I especially like the feature for hi start launches where the full wing is cambered by flicking a switch but, once the plane reaches the apex of the launch, the launch position is automatically switched off when you push the nose down using elevator before you ping the plane off the line.
So once I'm back from my hols at the end of the month it's down to programming all my planes.

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