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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 2016 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.

 

 


2016 UK CARRIER NATIONALS RESULTS

 

Well, we have a brand-new 2016 BCD Nationals Champion – take a bow, Chris Howell! Flying his unique EPP Wildcat, converted from a Hobby King R/C Yak fighter, Chris mastered the treacherous flying conditions at Old Warden to take the coveted title, even though, (according to Andy Housden) his model has a finish rather like “a brushed rug”! A full report will follow, but for the moment here’s Chris receiving his BMFA champion’s certificate, looking justifiably pleased!

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 … and here’s Chris’s winning model

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Jan Odeyn made the long trip from Belgium worthwhile by taking second place in BCD with his trusty Tigercat, and then flattened the opposition in Class 1, taking first place by over 100 points – well done Jan!

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Jan’s Class 1 MO-1 – still a winning design!

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2016 NATS RESULTS

 

UK CARRIER NATS RESULTS 2016
Old Warden 24-25/09/16
BASIC CARRIER DECK
PLACE PILOT AIRCRAFT POWERPLANT SCORE
1 Chris Howell Wildcat Electric 219.3
2 Jan Odeyn Tigercat Electric 215.1
3 Nigel Frith Zero Electric 207.4
4 Andy Housden Seamew OS40 204.9
5 Peter Tribe Skyrocket Electric 191.8
6 Ian Gilbert Spearfish ASP25 191.4
7 John Green Crusader SC25 187.4
8 Mike Welch Firebrand SC29 178.2
9 Ray Ewart Firefly ST51 168.4
10 Nigel Crabtree Guardian Electric 168.1
11 David Cowburn Seafang Irvine40 154.0
12 Mike May Wildcat OS40 144.2
13 Paul Stubbs Hellcat Enya40 139.7
14 Dave Holmes Seamew OS40 134.0
15 Fred Skinner Bf109T Evo36 89.8
16 Chris Hague Spearfish West36 RR 87.7
17 Andy Green Seafire ASP36 51.7
18 Ollie Harris Boeing OS15 35.7
19 John Philipps Sea Hornet Electric DQ
20 David Goddard Barracuda NK DQ
21 Paul Harris Hellcat SC12 Attempt
22 Matt Cordwell Bf109T Attempt
Unplaced Johnathon Crabtree DNF
Unplaced Roy Green DNF
Unplaced Brian Hunt DNF
Unplaced Alan Husband DNF
Unplaced Bob Philipps DNF

 


 

UK CARRIER NATS RESULTS 2016
Old Warden 24-25/09/16
CLASS 1 CARRIER DECK
PLACE PILOT AIRCRAFT POWERPLANT SCORE
1 Jan Odeyn MO-1 Electric 326.0
2 Mike Welch Pup OS 4-stroke 235.4
3 Peter Tribe Wyvern Electric 205.6
4 Bob Philipps Zomo Susei Electric 172.4
5 Mike May Wildcat OS40 166.3
6 Andy Housden Pup OS 4-stroke 150.5
7 Chris Hague MO-1 Electric 69.2
8 Paul Stubbs Hellcat ST40 DQ
Unplaced John Philipps DNF
Unplaced Dave Holmes DNF

 

 


RECENT EVENT  REPORTS:

 

LEICESTER UK MEETING REPORT & PIX (AUGUST 2016)

 

VERVIERS/PEPINSTER MEETING REPORT (JULY 2016)

 

 

SCHWALMTHAL MEETING RESULTS (JULY 2016)

 

HERENTHALS (JULY 2016)

 


 

 

Broken News: Pictures and results from the YPENBURG Karel Doorman meeting, Holland May 7th & 8th

 

Broken News: Preliminary OLD WARDEN MAYFLY photos and results

 

 

 


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

 

 


 

 Last updated 20/08/2016 at 00:10am

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