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 check out the 2019 Calendar for somewhere to fly!
CONTROL LINE FLYING HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY EXEMPTED FROM THE UPCOMING CAA UK ANTI-DRONE REGULATIONS!
No Registration of Pilots, No Fees, No Transponders to fit, No Registration of Models!
NOTE – This is effective until 30/06/20, when new Euro regs are introduced – these may or may nor include the CAA’s C/L exemptions.
THIS JET THING COULD BE THE WAY AHEAD FOR 2020!
Mike Welch’s Sea Vampire (ARTF foamy conversion) flew well and scored points, but isn’t yet a contest winner
Update on the F4 – thanks to a good weather window on 9th January we got the F4 airborne again; she’s now fitted with dual batteries, one per fan, and flies faster and longer!
See the video (sorry about the camera-work!) on Youtube: https://youtu.be/3z45F9hq3AI
Also on the video is our Durafly foamie Me110’s first flight after its crash at Bucky last year…
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 06-01-2020 at 21:15
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