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…
…the impact was so great that some parts had penetrated the ultra-thick decking…
…(you can see the split) – with Jan having to pull the pieces through from underneath!
However, after a stripdown and assessment a Repair Scheme was authorised and very quickly the Cat was ready to purr again…
…and here she is with Mrs Flyco (Jane) lending a hand on deck at the UK Nationals a few months later…
…where Jan flew the model into second place in BCD, only four points away from becoming Champion – a fantastic result!
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Last updated 10/03/2017 at 23:01
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