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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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STOLEN CARRIER MODELS & GEAR – PLEASE HELP CHRIS HOWELL TO RECOVER THEM!

 

Chris Howell suffered a nightmare theft from his van on the Sunday night of the Mayfly meeting at Old Warden. Five models, including his control line carrier fleet and all his flying equipment stolen from his van. The thieves probably thought it was R/C gear. Chris is one of the nicest guys on the carrier circuit, and doesn’t deserve this. If you are offered any of his very distinctive models, PLEASE get in touch with the Police and Chris, who can be contacted by email – CLICK HERE!  The items taken were: Grumman Guardian, Jen 37 (Pic1); Sea Balliol, Leo 47 (Pic2); Sopwith Pup, Thunder Tiger 15 (Pic3);  Short Seamew. SC32 (Pic4) ; R/C C/L handle (Pic5); Pete Miller Cavalier Biplane, Enya 29; Blue flight box; Imax 6 charger; and lots and lots of spares.

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Breaking News

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First Competition Report of 2015 – Click for DAMYN’S HALL pix and more!

 

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 Two additional Continental Meetings: 4-5th July and 3-4th October, both in Germany, see Event Diary for details

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Electrically-powered models – additional Rules required? Click here!

 

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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