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, 17 November 2015

Polecat Rebuild Continued ..............

So last night I continued work covering the wing. There isn't really a great deal to say about this as I didn't encounter any problems.

I was pleased with the finish though, when I consider how badly creased the foam was in places, particularly at the tips, it has turned out well.

The next jobs are to cover and attach the elevons to the wing, connect the elevons to the servo arms, glue the wing in place and fit the battery, receiver and switch. Hopefully I should be able to get this done before this Sunday and then just pray that the weather plays ball so I can chuck it off a big hill.

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