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, 5 August 2015

Back of Wrecker Video

I upgraded my computer OS to Windows 10, but that meant that my video editing suite was not compatible with it, so I've had to use a different system. Hopefully by the time I have another video to edit, I'll have a new editing suite.

Anyway, this video was taken on the Back of Wrecker at The Bwlch. The wind was veering off the face a lot and the lift coming and going, until about 2 pm when it stabilised a bit.

Mark was giving his new RCRCM Schwing a bit of an airing, followed by Phil with his correx Mig-3 and my correx Impala.