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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 2017 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.

 


Extreme Repair and Overhaul – Jan Odeyn’s BCD Tigercat’s amazing return from Zero to Hero!

 

After a control system failure Jan’s trusty Tigercat hit the toughest EU deck out there in mid-2016 with the result shown below…

 

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…the impact was so great that some parts had penetrated the ultra-thick decking…

 

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…(you can see the split) – with Jan having to pull the pieces through from underneath!

 

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However, after a stripdown and assessment a Repair Scheme was authorised and very quickly the Cat was ready to purr again…

 

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…and here she is with Mrs Flyco (Jane) lending a hand on deck at the UK Nationals a few months later…

 

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…where Jan flew the model into second place in BCD, only four points away from becoming Champion – a fantastic result!

 


NEW!  2017 UK NATS dates confirmed 26-28th August at BARKSTON HEATH!

 

NEW! Dates for Tyneside and Croydon meetings now in the Diary – waiting final confirmation

 

CLASS 1 RULE UPDATE: The widespread current(!) use of electric motors is now officially recognised

 

NEW! Calendar now includes three additional “Off Water” competitions run to Carrier rules – hosted by Leicester MAC

 

  Andy Housden’s Retrospective on Carrier Flying 2016

 


RECENT EVENT  REPORTS:

 

 

CROYDON UK MEETING PIX & PLACINGS (OCTOBER 2016)

 

 

UK NATIONALS MEETING REPORT AND PIX (SEPTEMBER 2016)


 

 

 

 


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

 

 


 

 Last updated 10/03/2017 at 23:01

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