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 check out the 2019 Calendar for somewhere to fly!
UK NATS PHOTO ALBUM LINK – courtesy of Robert Schulze!
EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE FOR BASIC CARRIER DECK; ANDY HOUSDEN HAS USED THE BMFA EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE PROCESS TO ELIMINATE A LOOPHOLE IN THE FAST RUN RULE AS FOLLOWS: RULE 8, SENTENCE 2 CURRENTLY STATES THAT “WHIPPING IS NOT PERMITTED DURING THE FAST RUN” THIS HAS NOW BEEN CHANGED TO: “NEITHER WHIPPING, NOR A FLIGHT RADIUS REDUCTION OF ANY KIND, IS PERMITTED DURING THE FAST RUN”. THIS CHANGE HAS ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN OTHER UK MEETINGS AND WILL BE APPLIED AT THE NATS AND ALL SUBSEQUENT MEETINGS!
The CROYDON MEETING (October UK) HAS BEEN CANCELLED because the Three Kings Aeromodellers’ site of the old Croydon Airport is now inundated with illegal bikers on Sundays.
A NEW Carrier contest will take place as part of the SAM35 Oktoberfest at the BMFA National Flying Site, Buckminster, on Sat/Sun 19/20 October using HMS Incontinent – see diary!
MIKE WELCH’S DUCTED FAN SEA VENOM ON FINALS AT OLD WARDEN…
WHAT IS CARRIER DECK FLYING ALL ABOUT? CLICK ON THE VIDEOS BELOW TO FIND OUT!
Nigel Cheffers-Heard’s excellent Carrier-Deck Video: The Original or The Flyco Remix for alternative audio experiences!
Last updated 29-08-2019 at 10:27
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