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 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.


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New-build entries for the WW1 Commemorative Class at Old Warden July 2014 – Andy Green’s Camel and Chris Howell’s Pup, which took third and second places respectively to Mike Welch’s top-scoring Sopwith Pup – well done to all of them!





ELECTRIC or GLOW power? Watch this video of two otherwise identical planes at the same venue with the same pilot, and decide!


 Good News! Leicester event on 3rd August now includes a Scale competition too – see Diary for details or Just Turn Up!!


RESULTS JUST INCLICK HERE for the MARLBOROUGH UK meeting preliminary report, flights and placings


US Master Eric Conley’s thoughts on setting up a Profile Carrier model – excellent stuff via a ”Flying Lines” website link 
 Eric Conley Plans to download including Profile Me109T Record Breaker!



Nigel Cheffers-Heard’s excellent Carrier-Deck Video: The Original has re-appeared on Youtube with a new sound-track and The Compscrew Remix is also there for insurance in case the original disappears again – it’s slightly shorter with a soundtrack specially-composed by the Webmaster, so there can be no question about its copyright ownership!


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Last modified: 17/05/2014 @ 23:08