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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 2017 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.

 


The Quality Inspector checking out Flyco’s F4J fuel system repair

 

 

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After the dismal failure of internal pipework at Croydon last year (the model’s, not mine!) repairs were assessed and blessed by the Quality Inspector…

 

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F4J test flown in early April, and now ready to compete – Enya CX11+ power (2.1cc), radio throttle; from the Brodak kit –  a real challenge to build!

 


 
 

NEW! Karken meeting in Germany: date confirmed – 17-18 June

 

 

NEW! NeiderKassel meeting in Germany: date confirmed – 14-15 October

 

NEW! Formal legitimisation in the rules for the use of a) R/C throttle & hook control (BCD) b) all functions except elevator (Class 1), and c) electrical power (Class 1)
to recognise the widespread usage of these technologies –
(incorporation agreed between Flyco and Andy Housden March 2017)

 

 2017 UK NATS dates confirmed 26-28th August at BARKSTON HEATH!

 

 Dates for Tyneside and Croydon meetings now in the Diary – waiting final confirmation

 

 

NEW! Calendar now includes three additional “Off Water” competitions run to Carrier rules – hosted by Leicester MAC

 

  Andy Housden’s Retrospective on Carrier Flying 2016

 


RECENT EVENT  REPORTS:

 

 

CROYDON UK MEETING PIX & PLACINGS (OCTOBER 2016)

 

 

UK NATIONALS MEETING REPORT AND PIX (SEPTEMBER 2016)


 

 

 

 


Nigel Cheffers-Heard’s excellent Carrier-Deck Video: The Original or The Flyco Remix for alternative audio experiences!

 

 


 

 Last updated 15/04/2017 at 21:51

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