So what is Control-Line Carrier-Deck flying?
Control-Line model flying has been around for over 70 years. It’s a half-way house between free flight (“chuck it and chance it”) and radio control. Control-line models are physically flown by the pilot, who uses a handle and a set of thin steel wires attached to the aeroplane to give control over the height at which the plane flies, and to limit its flight path to a circle (usually 60 feet in diameter).
Carrier-Deck is one of many different types of control-line flying. It’s one of the simplest to describe (flying a simulated mission from an aircraft carrier) but one of the most difficult to perfect…
This site has all the info you need to build a model of your own and enter competitions; have a look at the PLANS PAGE for something to build, and the 2016 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.
MAKING A SPLASH! CARRIER FLYING WITH REAL WATER – Whatever next?!
How do you fancy taking off and landing on REAL water? Well, that’s possible now, thanks to Leicester MFC’s c/l supremo Andy Green, who has arranged for the construction of a rather impressive tank for doing just that. Commissioned at the Leicester Carrier event held on 14th August, it proved to be great fun! Here’s Andy with his converted .15 class Wildcat with the custom balsa floats he made for it – they’re sealed with epoxy, and proved to be leakproof! There are some more pix in the Leicester event report.How about a new class then, chaps?
watch it and you may have to admit that drones are not 100% the spawn of Satan!
RECENT EVENT REPORTS:
BRITISH CARRIER NATIONALS – new venue: OLD WARDEN, 24-25 Sept 2016
Click link: an entry form for the Carrier NATS is now available on the BMFA web site
Copies of this entry form will also be available at all contests leading up to Old Warden, to be returned directly to Andy Housden at 8 Denmark Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2RU (020 8541 0186 answerphone).
Cheques for class entry must still be made out to the “British Model |Flying Association”.
Because the BMFA is not handling the administration, their £5 handling fee will be waived.
The contest fees will be £8 for the first class entered, £5 for the second class; Juniors pay a flat rate of £5 for any combination of classes.
The fees for site entry and camping must be paid directly to show organisers ModelAir- see www.modelair.info – the entry fee must be paid at the entrance gate (follow the signs), while camping fees can be paid by visiting the ModelAir tent near the R/C flight line.
Carrier flight activities will take place opposite the airfield’s restaurant as usual, with the benefit of an additional circle behind the main circle for both contest and practice flying.
Model flying is permitted only between 10:00 and 17:00 on both days; outside these times the airfield is ‘live’ for full size aircraft movements and access by unauthorised personnel (e.g. aeromodellers) will be a breach of airfield regulations – please take note!
Last updated 20/08/2016 at 00:10am
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