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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.

 


 

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Paul Stubbs’s Hellcat – a Class 1 contender at the 2016 Nats but (in his words) “very heavy”!
Paul has posted in the Crewroom about a possible replacement – advice welcomed!

 


 

NEW! Karel Doorman Cup Meeting at Ypenburg confirmed 6-8th May
NEW! HERENTHALS CARRIER MEETING confirmed 8-9th July, DUTCH NATIONALS confirmed 9-10th September

 

NEW! Draft Calendar for 2017 Events (please confirm any events you can, especially Continental!)

 

 

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

 

NEWAndy 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)


 

LEICESTER UK MEETING REPORT & PIX (AUGUST 2016)

 

 

 

 


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

 

 


 

 Last updated 07/01/2017 at 00:01

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