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.



IMAG2532Finally, the Webmaster’s Ryan Dark Shark is finished – Nelson 36 power – Dual use Class 1 & BCD


…and below, the original in full flight!







New!   Tyneside Results


Karel Doorman Cup – Report & Results


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


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


  Andy Housden’s Retrospective on Carrier Flying 2016




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




 Last updated 27/5/2017 at 22:20

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