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.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Weekend flying forecast 7th/8th January

Well here we are at the beginning of a new year and the forecast for the weekend isn't looking great.

Saturday - Wind south west to west later, about 5 mph, so Meio Common or Mickey's at the Bwlch, or even Rhossili would be your slopes of choice.

Sunday - Wind south easterly at 5 mph, so Back of Wrecker at the Bwlch or Blaen Bran at Cwmbran would be your choices.

Personally, with wind speeds as low as that I think I'll stay warm at home and get on with some building.

My Vagabond is coming along nicely and I've gone as far as I can at the moment with the fuselage, so I shall make a start on the wing next.

I've had a good look at the Inteco L-213A and received the servo wiring loom for it. As it requires 8 servo's in all, I'm going to have to wait until pay day, at the end of next week, before I can order these, and a few other bits, but work on this should begin soon.

Catch you all again soon
Happy flying

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