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.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Thermal Instinct F5J

Well I collected the Thermal Instinct today, after a terrible journey up to Tamworth to collect it. The M50 was closed between J1 & J2 and I was diverted all the way down to Gloucester where I crawled along in 1st gear through road works. 

I finally got there and met Colin, who is a lovely 80 year old guy with 60 plus years building experience, and it shows in this model, which is superbly built. Colin even gave me a lipo RX battery pack and a XT type connector to match the fitted ones on the model so that I can charge up the battery. 

So all I have to do is fit a RX, set it up on the TX and give it a chuck, for which of course I will create a video

Back soon

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