Mountains RC Slope Soaring
& PSS (Power Scale
The website for RC model glider and power radio control model plane
modelling community in the Irish Mountain slopes & coastal flying sites.
Slope soaring is the kind of
model flying that is most suited to a windy climate, such as Ireland
If you look at Ireland and assume that a westerly breeze has to get
across the country, then the wind must go up and over every hill it
finds in its way...
We use this to our
We go the the side of a
mountain facing the oncoming breeze. If we stand on the slope facing the
wind, what is in front of us is a giant airy escalator that our planes
can use to go upward without and need or an engine or propeller.
After our plane has climbed
(soared) to a great height on this escalator of "uplift", we point the
model downwards in a dive and build up great speed to fly our aerobatic
maneouvers with. It is like a big rollercoaster but with
model airplanes and speeds of 50 to 200 miles per hour.