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. The 2018 season is now over, but watch out for the 2019 Calendar for somewhere to fly!
In happier times: “Max praying for better landings!”
We recently received two items of bad news from our continental carrier and control-line friends: first was the unexpected passing of Jo Michiels, followed by the news that Max Uttien had suffered a heart attack while driving to Jo’s funeral. Max is now recuperating after surgery, thanks to the rapid reactions of a nearby doctor and paramedics. We would like to wish Max well for a full and speedy recovery, and send our deepest condolences to Jo’s nearest and dearest.
Nigel Cheffers-Heard’s excellent Carrier-Deck Video: The Original or The Flyco Remix for alternative audio experiences!
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