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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 2015 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.

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Just when you thought there was nothing more to be done in Carrier with the Martin MO-1, Eric Conley from the USA has come up with this completely new take on a venerable theme as his challenger for top honours in 2015! Apart from being beautifully built (as are all Eric’s aircraft), it represents a total break from all his previous models – it’s electrically powered! Eric foresees a certain amount of disgruntlement amongst the other top US carrier flyers when this machine takes on (and hopefully beats) the Nelson-powered traditional IC models. Watch out for more news and pictures soon…
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2014 RESULTS

 

Last few UK results are now in – Barton Bash, Tyneside, Yorkshire 

 

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LATEST NEWS! PROVISIONAL LIST OF 2015 CARRIER EVENTS

 

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REVISED Video: Slow Flying Styles: Check out top UK flyers!

 

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

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REVISED: IC Ducted Fan model rules - simplified & made permanent until further notice

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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