Never modelled before in Carrier, Brian Hunt’s brand new scale BCD Boulton Paul Sea Balliol has been beautifully built and superbly finished!
The Stooge (I) - Dave Holmes BCD Martin MO-1 shown with looped tailskid locked to his homebuilt Carrier self-launch device.
The Stooge (II) - closeup view of Dave Holmes’ self-launch device - the ideal present for the lone hand Carrier flyer! See text of contest report for a full description of this item.
The Stooge (III) - ping! Dave Holmes pulls the pin out of his self-launch device and his model accelerates down the deck.
After a clean flight, Mike Welch brings his BCD Fairey Fulmar down to a textbook landing, picking up HMS Incredible’s No.2 wire right on the deck centreline!
A Study In Concentration: Ian Gilbert seen during the slow run of his winning flight, forefinger and thumb of his left hand on the electronic throttle control, focussed on keeping the speed of his model down to the lowest possible level under the prevailing conditions.