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 2021 Calendar for somewhere to fly!
CLICK HERE for Andy Housden’s Christmas and New Year Newsletter – lots of ideas, a look at how Carrier can survive and prosper in these difficult times, as well as a retrospective review of 2020
CLICK HERE for a draft 2021 Carrier Events Calendar!
A new Carrier Facebook page is under development by flier Paul Stubbs – watch this space!
Latest off-beat model from your webmaster – a £10 Weatherman bought at an aerojumble at Old Warden, converted to electric power and carrier – it went rather well on test!
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 11-01-21 at 08:25
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