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
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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 found.
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
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.