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Old 07-06-2007, 02:18 PM
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hi guys

my dad used to do CL in the 60's and i was curious as to what it was, i know it consists of a plane tied to a cord but do you spin around in circles with it or what? [sm=confused_smile.gif] and also, ahs anyone got any Free plans for a CL trainer?

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Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, and video is even better, check out this thread:

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5051218/tm.htm]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5051218/tm.htm[/link]

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In th U.K there are two past times. With Control line, You actually have control via the handle and the wires.

Then there is RTP. 'Round The Pole. This is where you attached your plane to a wire that kept the plane in a circle and you stayed outside the circle. This method (from my understanding) is done with both free flight models (free but for the tether) and also using a control method which I am not familiar with, that is like control lne.

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looking at that video, you guys must have had a lot of fun back in the ol' days, we dont need to stinkin radios! :P

i will keep a lookout for a control line on ebay
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We had almost as much fun back then as we do today.

We're still doing it.

Why quit?
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wow, good point, suppose then you dont need to charge any RX batteries or anything...

anyone know where i can get some free plans for a CL trainer?
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This is the first thread in this forum. it is called a "sticky" because it is always on top, like a Post-it note. It is called Where to find what you want. Try here first:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_1133186/tm.htm

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Try Aeromaniacs.com . They have plans for simple 1/2a planes .
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You can just mount an .049 on a round piece of cardboard (like from a frozen pizza) and hinge the back 1" or so. Reinforce the crank mount with some 1/16" ply. Masking tape the edges and dope it.

Cheap, virtually crash proof, and it'll actually fly fairly well.

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