So what is Control-Line Carrier-Deck flying?
Control-Line model flying has been around for over 75 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 2021 Calendar for somewhere to fly!
URGENT NOTICE! THE PONTEFRACT UK CARRIER MEETING 11-12 SEPTEMBER HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID ISSUES MAKING PROVISION OF A DECK IMPOSSIBLE
UK CARRIER NATS at OLD WARDEN 17th & 18th September 2021
Just to remind everyone that this year we’re having another de-centralised Nats due to the non-availabilty of Barkston Heath. Andy Housden is working hard to ensure that everyone who attends gets to fly in either or both Basic and Class 1, so bring your models along and let’s make it a fun weekend!
Do make sure you have read the OW pilots’ regulations on the ModelAir Website, and use the new access road. Carrier is apparently taking place as usual in front of the cafeteria, but there were restrictions on bringing cars up to the fence using the tarmac in front of the hangars at the July event so keep an eye open for Andy or a marshal for instructions.
If the OW event is cancelled for any reason, the reserve date is October 15th & 16th at Buckminster
Zoe Quilter’s Class 1 Sea Vixen – an R/C RTF conversion that looks great and flew very well at OW in July
RESULTS from the Karken (GERMANY) EVENT 14-15 AUGUST – CLICK HERE!
EVENT RESULT AND COMPREHENSIVE REPORT – OLD WARDEN UK JULY 2021 – CLICK HERE!
EVENT RESULTS FROM BUCKMINSTER MEETING (UK June) NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE!
EVENT RESULTS FROM BARTON BASH MEETING (UK August) NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE!
Check out the new Carrier Facebook page – click here!
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 05-09-21 at 21:10
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