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 2015 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.


Keep those Results and Reports coming in!


Finally, I’ve found some time to add to the site all the good things you have been sending me! First off, we have pix and the results from the Pepinster meeting held in Belgium at the end of May. This meeting saw the debut of Jan Odeyn’s fabulous Vought XF5-U Flying Pancake, which we’re proud to feature on the home page! Click Here to visit the Pepinster page. There are also pages for the Karel Doorman cup event in The Netherlands (early June) and also the Herentals meeting in Belgium (mid June) which was a cracker! Please keep watching the site, as I do hope to receive some reports from the UK Barton and Old Warden meetings held in May, as well as some from the USA.



Jan Odeyn’s new Vought Flying Pancake – nice airborne picture of it on the Pepinster page!


Breaking News –  Fulwell venue confirmed for Tyneside Event 4-5th July – see Event Diary for Details



 Two additional Continental Meetings: 4-5th July and 3-4th October, both in Germany – see Event Diary for Details



Electrically-powered models – additional Rules required? Click here!




Here’s a real find by Jan Odeyn! Burt Rutan talking about flying C/L carrier-deck back in the day in the US…

(from 2m 45s)




2014 CARRIER-DECK.COM TROPHIESClick here for some a-ma-zing times!




US Master Eric Conley’s thoughts on setting up a Profile Carrier model via a weblink to “Flying Lines”



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


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Last modified: 04/05/2015