R V M S A
Enjoy the great outdoors
What better way to spend the afternoon,
soaring your r/c glider effortlessly
R/C Slope Soaring
Slope soaring with an rc glider can be one of the most relaxing and straightforward ways of enjoying radio control flight.
It's simple stuff really - moving air (i.e. wind) generally follows the lie of the land. So when a wind is blowing towards the bottom of a slope, the flow of air will naturally be forced upwards to follow the rising ground.
Where the slope levels out at the top, the airflow will continue upwards to a higher level than the hilltop. It's this upwards flow of air that we use when slope soaring, to keep our gliders aloft.
P H O T O S
Situated nearest to the village of Sabden, overlooking the Ribble Valley and the nearby town of Clitheroe.
The second weekend in a row!
Managed a flight again this weekend, was nice to see Dave & John out as well! A NW windy and good lift managed a...
Aeronaut Triple Neo Speed
This model was mentioned as being built so hopefully, we will see it out on the slope soon! Really nice looking model.
Managed a flight
The weather has been so poor recently but I managed on Sunday morning to get a short flight with the AtomRC Dolphin to...
ERLS long range receivers
My first try of these tiny rx’s , this one has a 30km range but I will be keeping LOS 😉 – lets see...
First flight of 2023
Had a lovely hour or so flying the ASW28 my first flight of the year!
Another 20 odd minute flight with the goggles And a short video
Finally hooked the camera onto the Pheonix for a pilot’s eye view and try out some FPVSoaring. I can even look left and right...
Last day of my week off work so I managed to get an afternoon flying – happy days. As you can see I bumped...
Another iNAV trim session…
A bit too breezy to fully set up but it’s getting there… Typically with a new model, the weather has been so bad since...
Happy New Year with a successful first flight of 2022 & a completed maiden flight – OMG very impressed – INAV worked flawlessly –...
ZOHD Dart XL
Am I ready for a test fly? …after over 40 yrs of RC Model flying ‘everything’ that flies I thought I would try out...
Above the Fog on Sunday
Clear blue skies at the top as the drive up from home was all in fog – happy days :). Looked like Dave Fishwick...
Flight Controllers & iNav
Follow me having a go setting & hopefully flying with this…
SR8 Pro Set-up
Famous for 15mins
We had an article in the Guardian… Gliders in Lancashire: model aircraft enthusiasts – in pictures | UK news | The Guardian
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Next the PHOENIX 2400
untitled-38 untitled-25 untitled-16 untitled-10 untitled-5 untitled-3 EPO COMPOSITE RC GLIDER (94.5″) A great first flight with the Phoenix 2400 . It comes with an...
So I have had a few flights – and the verdict is in…!
Tandem X20S Dual Band Transmitter
After my trusty Spektrum DX7S (2011-12) started to play up I have decided to try something new – will show the un-boxing pics shortly...
Models need a good home
I was contacted recently by Anne Jones , Ken’s widow asking if I knew of anyone who would like to take Ken’s old models...
Sunday 28th Feb.
First flight of 2021 due to Covid Lockdowns
Another outing for the ASW28 at the SE slope – trimming it out as its still nose heavy a slight bit as I have...
My guide to the Volantex ASW28
The good and the bad bits… Well after a while I have got myself a new scale glider the Volantex ASW28…more soon
New website here soon… For details call 07986 239183 or email email@example.com
Weather on the Slope
Last hour's - Wind, rain, etc etc - use menu on right of the window.
Live weather from home...
Join RVMSA online - £6
Your membership card will be email after as a digital .pdf file.
What you need to join
You just need to have BMFA Insurance/Membership and have passed your CAA flight approval.
You also need to display your CAA flier ID somewhere on your aircraft
365 Day Access
All day free carpark at the 'Nick'
3 Main Slopes
Using North West, South East & South West
Gliders and Electric flight no IC power