Control line Navy Carrier is another form
of flying I have always wanted to try but never had the chance (yes, I know, no excuses).
Here in this 1967 edition of American Modeler is a photo of the guys at the Livingston,
N.J., Model Airplane Club assembling their fancy new carrier deck. There are not a whole lot
of videos out there of control line Navy carrier flying, but I posted a couple good ones I
Livingston, N.J., Model Airplane Club, and Essex County's newest carrier deck
Take one small but enthusiastic model airplane club, one big dream, lots of wood, paint,
nails, hard work, Coke and hamburgers and you come up with the Livingston, N.J., Model Airplane
Club, and Essex County's newest carrier deck.
Early in 1966 the club decided to enter the carrier event competition by constructing a
carrier deck at G.V. Controls Co., Livingston, N.J. The carrier deck, complete with a scale
island, was carefully blueprinted by senior club members. U.S. Plywood Company's 3/4-in. 4x8
AC fir panels and etitt Paint Company's epoxy and marine paint were the materials chosen by
the club to withstand the rigors of weather resulting from a permanent outdoor installation.
The Club's 18 or so junior and senior members pitched in, laying out panels, cutting wood,
nailing and painting. The island is removable during flight competition and also serves as
a storage area for sandbags, hardware and lines. By June the carrier deck was completed and
ready for the first carrier takeoff.
Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain
some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey
through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which
all began in Mayo, MD. There
is a lot of good information and there are lotof pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might
even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around
1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server
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