Mountains RC Slope Soaring
& PSS (Power Scale Soaring) Resource
The website for RC model glider and power radio control model plane modelling community in the Dublin, Wicklow and other Mountain slopes.
Truskmore Mountain Slope , Co Sligo for W, N-W, N winds
Unlike the Benwiskin slope opposite, Truskmore has car access which makes it an interesting place for slope soaring larger models. Truskmore is also used by hang gliding and paragliders and for obvious safety reasons models should never be flown in the their vicinity. This is not a problem on such a big slope.
There are farms in this area which do not welcome hillwalkers, you don't have access everywhere you like the appearance of. So look out for signs and fences with "private" messages and steer clear of those. Or in other words stick to the public road.
Take the Bundoran road out of Sligo, out as far as Cliffoney .
Truskmore slope looks out north west towards Benwiskin ridge's east side. You can fly at the top, or in the area of the sharp bends on the road on the way up, but you must have a view of the main slope if you fly here, due to the possibility of another flyer setting up at the top, and frequency clash. If you go north to the point of the mountain the lift is very steep.
Best in West to North-west winds. A more northerly breeze can be soared if you walk around further past the area where the mast is located. There is a promontory there which covers NNW - N conditions.
The view over the
surrounding land and sea is breathtaking and famous for it's beauty. In
particular the valley below is horseshoe shaped, enclosed by the slopes
on three sides, and you will feel obliged to walk around the ridge to
try the other slopes at a future time.
Please email me your info about where you fly, so I can include it.. n o r m _ f l y e r @ y a h o o . c o . u k