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Who knew they had so much fun doing this

New postby steve on Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:28 pm

Simply wow!

I especially enjoyed the combat and racing segments

https://youtu.be/vJ0OChpLtbg

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Re: Who knew they had so much fun doing this

New postby the-mailman on Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:28 am

Wow, I didn't realize there were so many aspect to control line. I had one when I was a kid, but it only made me dizzy and crashed a lot.
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Re: Who knew they had so much fun doing this

New postby rhyneheimer on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:37 pm

i can't quite believe what i just saw - like, combat control line?!! seriously?
close quarters, i would definitely wear a mouthguard!
https://youtu.be/vJ0OChpLtbg?t=20m12s

pretty entertaining video - how about those circle dancers, holy crap, incredible
https://youtu.be/vJ0OChpLtbg?t=14m26s

as a side note, having never control-lined powered planes, i actually did control-line a small slope soaring foam glider (no radio or control surfaces) several years ago - will have to do that again and get video evidence! - the glider was upwind (seaward), and i was controlling it with 3 lines, i think, (pitch and yaw/roll), holding it back from penetrating out to sea. i still have that little plane i think...
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Re: Who knew they had so much fun doing this

New postby JohnOSullivan on Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:46 pm

I flew Control Line in the mid 50's to mid 60's and it was a lot of fun. Mostly Team race ( a more sophisticated racing class than Goodyear) and Combat. I did very well in team race but was not much good in combat.
About 8 years ago, I had a phone call from Sao Paolo, Brazil and the caller asked me if I was the John O'Sullivan who had the fastest 1/2A team racer in the mid 60's in Ireland . It was from Joe Devenish who was on the World Championships Brazilian Team Race team at that time .
I had flown with him in Ireland in the 60's ( when he was known as "Devilish Joe Devenish" . He asked me if I had the plan and sure enough I had (and still have) the original plan. I re-traced the plan and sent it to him, which he then built. The plan is now on Outerzone Plan site.

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1762
That's me on the left with my buddy Tim Holding the Claim Jumper.
Still have the original Oliver Tiger motor and would like to build the model again.
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