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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!

 


BREAKING NEWS!

CLICK HERE for Andy Housden’s Christmas and New Year Newsletter – lots of ideas, a look at how Carrier can survive and prosper in these difficult times, as well as a retrospective review of 2020

 

CLICK HERE for a draft 2021 Carrier Events Calendar!

 

A new Carrier Facebook page is under development by flier Paul Stubbs – watch this space!

 

 

Latest off-beat model from your webmaster – a £10 Weatherman bought at an aerojumble at Old Warden, converted to electric power and carrier – it went rather well on test!

 

Video of its first flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXjmVYA2fG0

 

 


 

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 11-01-21 at 08:25

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