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 2019 Calendar for somewhere to fly!
Hooray, more 2020 Carrier meetings have been held!
Click here for a report on the mini-Karken event in Germany, held on 29th August
Click here for a report and pix from the Genk event in Belgium, held on 13th September
WELL DONE AGAIN, CHAPS!
DUE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY, please check with the organisers of any remaining UK meetings for possible cancellations
A sunny day, a Carrier Deck and a competition – what could be better in these difficult times? A picture from the Genk meeting in September
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 21-09-2020 at 10:25
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