Scale Soaring, or PSS is a fast growing dimension in Radio Controlled
model slope soaring. PSS is all about building and flying scale
model gliders of full sized jet, rocket or piston powered aircraft,
excluding powered gliders. These basic guidelines enable the modeller
to construct slope soarers based on a huge variety of full sized
aircraft. This is demonstrated by the vast array and diversity of
model designs seen soaring over the years.
the PSSA has just launch the Association on to the world wide web.
Although the site is still in its infancy, you can still find an
interesting array of information. A well designed layout and excellent
graphics guide you through the site with ease. Navigation bars appear
both at top and bottom of each page to find you way around the site.
is a potted history of PSS from its early beginnings in the late
1970's and the first events organised by the Clwyd Soaring Association
in the early 1980's. By 1986 Alan Hulme had formed the Power Scale
Soaring Association. Many photographs taken over the intervening
years are featured on the Gallery page. All of them are of good
quality, download resonable quickly and all make interesting viewing.
site also features an events page, with a growing list of places
to compete with your pss models It will be worth while to check
back soon, to find out where this year's comps are taking place.
major feature of the PSSA site is it's extensive list of PSS plans.
There are well over fifty plans, and all of them are available at
a small price, from the Association.
the PSSA has a membership of over 100 modellers. The PSSA is an
international association, with active members in countries as far
afield as Australia, Barbados, Belgium, France, Germany, Norway,
Switzerland and the USA.
current annual membership subscription for U.K. members is £10,
for other European countries £15 and for all other locations £20.
The annual subscription entitles you to 4 magazines per year and
ensures you are kept up-to-date with world-wide PSS developments.
If you would like more information about the PSSA, contact:
52, Mount Way