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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Once more, continental flyer Jan Odeyn is going to push back the boundaries of BCD Carrier – last year it was his five-engined “Fleet Shadower” that surprised and amazed us, but for 2015 he’s decided to model something very different that (V)ought to be highly competitive, just from its radical aerodynamic shape and unique flight characteristics. What is it? Well, here’s a preview of the beast under construction at the time this site was updated at the end of February – can you guess?

 

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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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LATEST NEWS! PROVISIONAL LIST OF 2015 CARRIER EVENTS – Updated 22/2/15

 

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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