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So what is Control-Line Carrier-Deck flying?

Control-Line model flying has been around for over 75 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 check out the 2019 Calendar for somewhere to fly!

 


BREAKING NEWS!

 

Hooray, more 2020 Carrier meetings have been held!

 

Click here for a report on the mini-Karken event in Germany, held on 29th August

 

Click here for a report and pix from the Genk event in Belgium, held on 13th September

 

WELL DONE AGAIN, CHAPS!

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY, please check with the organisers of any remaining UK meetings for possible cancellations

 


A sunny day, a Carrier Deck and a competition – what could be better in these difficult times? A picture from the Genk meeting in September


WHAT IS CARRIER DECK FLYING ALL ABOUT? CLICK ON THE VIDEOS BELOW TO FIND OUT!

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

 


Last updated 21-09-2020 at 10:25

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