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 2018 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.
Andy Housden’s Helldiver at Marlborough
Flyco comment: I can’t believe they still have a centre judge walking round with a protractor to measure the model’s AoA when we’ve been using a painted line on the fuselage for decades, and those huge decks with ten wires at ground level must make hookups a real cinch. However, nice to see a real Class 1 scale model with a .60 in the nose!
Last updated 15-07-2018 at 13:50
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