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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 check out the 2019 Calendar for somewhere to fly!

BREAKING NEWS!

 

LEICESTER CARRIER MEETING DATES NOW CONFIRMED – OPENER IS ON 28/4/19!

 

URGENT! 2019 EVENT DIARY UPDATED (PLEASE CHECK FOR REVISED UK MEETINGS STATUS)!

 


…and here are some carrier-deck pix of – carrier decks!

 

Japanese Carrier Deck

 

Here’s the Karel Doorman deck from the Netherlands

 

 

New budget deck using pallets and boards – nice idea from Germany!

 

 

…and a similar idea from Japan

 

 

UK Stalwart HMS Incredible

 


 

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

 


Last updated 22-04–2019 at 12:00

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