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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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US Navy experiment in 1944

 

This must be proof that Blimps are legal in Basic Carrier – and it sure looks like a good hook-up on Wire #4 to me!

 

Someone ought to give this a try, although maybe not using a profile model!

 


 

Breaking News – Click for Andy Housden’s Report and Results from the Barton Bash now uploaded!

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Here’s a real find by Jan Odeyn! Burt Rutan talking about flying C/L carrier-deck back in the day in the US…

(from 2m 45s)

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2014 CARRIER-DECK.COM TROPHIESClick here for some a-ma-zing times!

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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: 04/05/2015