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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 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.

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Above: Zoe Quilter walks the circle with her Wildcat – great technique!
 
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New: 2013 Trophies for UK/EU Carrier flying  
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UPDATED: WW1 Carrier Biplane Tribute Class – LOTS of Plans and Pix – check it out HERE
 

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Best of the US – Eric Conley Plans to download including Profile Me109T Record Breaker!

 

NEW! Gary Hull’s Short Seamew Full-sized Plan for UK BCD or US Profile

 

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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: 25/03/2014 @ 22:08