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 1 August 2015

Windy Meio

Hi all. Well Mark, Chris & I had a good afternoons flying on the Meio, with wind speeds in excess of 20 mph and great lift. 

I flew the Impala several times to finally get the C of G correct, which I did. It will now fly inverted with only a little down elevator stick. Put her in a dive to build up speed and it will loop but still tends to flip over at the top  

Mark had his new RCRCM Schwing, which seems to be a pretty quick machine and certainly made the most of the good lift conditions today. 

Tomorrows fun takes place on the Back of Wrecker at the Bwlch, and with a good wind forecast it should be a good day. 

I hope to see some of you there. 

Happy flying. 

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