Whip Powered Control Line Model
Designed By Frank Macy
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"Whip Powered Control Line" models are 1/2A size profile control line models that do not use an engine for power. From the control handle, the control lines pass through the eyes of a 6 foot fishing rod through the line guide on the wing, and to the bellcrank. As the flyer turns with the rod, the model is pulled through the air. The speed and duration of the flight are controlled by the pilot. Line length is 15' to 30'. This is a good way to get started in control line and to learn stunts. Whip Powered Control Line was started in 1943 by "Jim" Walker. Because of the war, engines and fuel were very hard to get. The whip powered system solved these problems to some extent. Today this method of flying allows flight anywhere as there is no noise and little risk of injury. These planes can even be flown indoors which makes flying a year 'round hobby!