Flyco!

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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Here’s a new-build for the 2015 season from Paul Stubbs – his nicely presented Skyraider from the SIG kit really looks the business!

 

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(For those who are still wondering about the odd-looking wing under construction by Jan Odeyn (our previous cover girl!) it’s his partly-completed Vought XF5U-1 Flying Pancake!)

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Some pages to help you browse away the Winter Blues:

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Andy Housden’s 2014 Retrospective

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A Secret Weapon for 2015 – the Transatlantic Bf109 Partnership

 

Weird ways and places to land your aircraft!

 

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URGENT: 2015 CARRIER EVENTS Diary – Updated 5/3/15 – altered Damyns and Yorkshire dates!

 

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US Master Eric Conley’s thoughts on setting up a Profile Carrier model via a weblink to “Flying Lines”

 

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

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Last modified: 22/02/2015