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, 5 March 2016

Bombs Away!

So you guys remember I acquired the PSS Hawker Typhoon.

Well if you look closely under the wings you will see that this is fitted with rockets under each wing, which can be released before landing.

Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea if I fitted a couple of bombs under the wings to drop on a bombing run, and I found such a bomb at HobbyKing

These bombs are supplied with their own servo less release system, but I wasn't going to use these as I wanted to use the rocket release servo already in place. For that I needed to fabricate mounting plates.

And then glue them onto the bombs.

And fitted to the Tiffy.

But better still, watch the video.


  1. Nice one Steve.
    I wish there was a smaller one available so i could fit to thr Mig

  2. Nice one Steve.
    I wish there was a smaller one available so i could fit to thr Mig