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Control Line

Control line flying is an exciting aspect of model aviation. It is one of the oldest disciplines as well, with it's roots dating back to the 1930's.


The model is attached to a handle, via appropriate length lines (2) , which is controlled by the pilot.  The lines are attached to a bellcrank that is in turn attached to the elevator of the aircraft.  This allows the pilot to perform loops, wing overs, figure 8's and many other maneuvers.  Typically the engine runs at full throttle, and the flight lasts until the engine uses up all of the fuel, with the airplane gliding in safely for landing. 

For more information on control line flying, contact: 

Rich Perry (

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