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Motor control matters for the control-line scale flying. Using insulated flying lines to send an electrical signal to an aircraft to activate a servo mechanism.
AERO MODELLER #649 Feb 1990 (v.55) pg. 74

Fabricating strong control lines for speed aircraft.
AERO MODELLER #651 Apr 1990 (v.55) pg. 226

Dynamics of stunt (aerobatic) control-line systems are investigated.
AERO MODELLER #652 May 1990 (v.55) pg. 282

Simple launching stooge lets you fly control-line without an assistant (even aircraft that don't have an undercarriage).
AERO MODELLER #655 Aug 1990 (v.55) pg. 464

The reel truth. Make a control-line handle with a built-in reel for rolling up and storing the lines.
AERO MODELLER #664 May 1991 (v.56) pg. 266

Pull-test mechanism for control-line wires.
AERO MODELLER #667 Aug 1991 (v.56) pg. 449

A history of control-line systems on model aircraft. Looks at the typical U-control system and some variations.
AERO MODELLER #676 May 1992 (v.57) pg. 18

Guide to control-line dynamics. Theory behind the behavior of control-line models.
AERO MODELLER #685 Feb 1993 (v.58) pg. 22

How to make a control line system for aerobatic models which meets all the requirements for competition flying.
AERO MODELLER #700 May 1994 (v.59) pg. 41

Important design features for control-line aerobatic models. (1) Removable wing construction. (2) Tip-weight box for C/L stunt models. (3) Adjustable lead-outs.
AERO MODELLER #701 Jun 1994 (v.59) pg. 8

Improving the handles for aerobatic control-lines.
AERO MODELLER #712 May 1995 (v.60) pg. 53

Making equal-length control lines is facilitated with this simple jig.
AERO MODELLER #725 Jun 1996 (v.61) pg. 45

Better control system geometry for control-line stunt models is explained.
AERO MODELLER #734 Mar 1997 (v.62) pg. 30

Dual handle for control-line aircraft let both the instructor and student have control at the same time.
AERO MODELLER #740 Aug 1 1997 (v.62) pg. 19

Tip on safetying control-line wing connectors with short lengths of fuel tubing.
AERO MODELLER #742 Sep 26 1997 (v.62) pg. 5

Mechanical control systems. An overview of various three-line handle and bellcrank setups to control both elevator and throttle.
AERO MODELLER #761 Apr 8 1999 (v.64) pg. 6

The great control line myth. Clearing up misconceptions regarding where to put the bellcrank.
AERO MODELLER #762 May 6 1999 (v.64) pg. 35

Mechanical control systems. (1) Fabrication of the control lines. (2) Introduction to the powered signal system for operating flaps, retractable landing gear, etc.
AERO MODELLER #763 Jun 3 1999 (v.64) pg. 8

Mechanical control systems. (1) Transistor methods of operating mechanical options. (2) Electric motor and gearbox ideas.
AERO MODELLER #764 Jul 1 1999 (v.64) pg. 10

Making up line ends to achieve the best electronic/electrical connection between control handle, lines and model.
AERO MODELLER #766 Aug 26 1999 (v.64) pg. 28

Down the wire. Tip on using the DSC (Direct Servo Control) feature on some radio control transmitters to operate the throttle, flaps and retractable undercarriage of a control line scale model by sending the signals through insulated control lines.
AERO MODELLER #779 Sep 2000 (v.65) pg. 14

A reel improvement. Combine a plastic wheel (rim) and a simple wooden box to make it easier to roll-up and store a pair of control lines.
AERO MODELLER #779 Sep 2000 (v.65) pg. 19

Three-line handle. Build an improved version of a Reeves type handle (circa 1972). It is suitable for basic level control line carrier deck flying. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #780 Oct 2000 (v.65) pg. 25

Suggestions on how to mount a bellcrank platform in a scale model, especially an R/C kit being converted to C/L.
MODEL AVIATION Feb 1990 (v.16#2) pg. 69

Five pushrod configurations usable in C/L scale for connecting the bellcrank and the elevator.
MODEL AVIATION Mar 1990 (v.16#3) pg. 76

Throttle control linkage ideas for control-line models.
MODEL AVIATION Apr 1990 (v.16#4) pg. 67

Electronic control system for C/L Scale models. Adding electronically operated servos to control-line scale models eliminates the need for additional lines and complicated bellcrank and pushrod systems. Part 1. Basic information on operation of a two-channel system for flaps and gear.
MODEL AVIATION Jan 1991 (v.17#1) pg. 64

Electronic control system for C/L Scale models. Part 2. Decoder.
MODEL AVIATION Feb 1991 (v.17#2) pg. 55

Electronic control system for C/L Scale models. Part 3. Overall wiring, batteries, insulated wire for the control lines, and a method for insulating connectors.
MODEL AVIATION Mar 1991 (v.17#3) pg. 67

Make a small, easily-adjustable wooden control handle for 1/2A racing.
MODEL AVIATION May 1991 (v.17#5) pg. 46

Dual bellcrank system for split elevator operation.
MODEL AVIATION Mar 1992 (v.18#3) pg. 90

Adapting a single-function electronic control for use with a two-line bellcrank control system or added to an existing three-line system.
MODEL AVIATION Aug 1992 (v.18#8) pg. 88

Torque tube/rod system for operating multiengine throttle control using a three-line bellcrank or servo.
MODEL AVIATION Apr 1993 (v.19#4) pg. 100

Three bellcrank designs for C/L speed models.
MODEL AVIATION May 1993 (v.19#5) pg. 115

Tip on sealing control surface hinge lines with adhesive tape on control-line models.
MODEL AVIATION Jan 1994 (v.20#1) pg. 152

Scimitar bellcrank system gives the reduced sensitivity needed to maintain adequate control while giving adequate response to ensure good maneuverability.
MODEL AVIATION Oct 1994 (v.20#10) pg. 57

Build a three-line control handle for C/L Carrier flying.
MODEL AVIATION Sep 1995 (v.21#9) pg. 45

Line-adjustment device helps solve the problem of how to adjust for uneven lines (or leadouts) on a three-line system.
MODEL AVIATION May 1996 (v.22#5) pg. 118

Simple homemade device helps avoid unwanted engine cutoff when using either the standard three-line control system or a newer electronic system.
MODEL AVIATION Aug 1996 (v.22#8) pg. 116

Control line reel winder. A removable handle that makes quick work of winding lines onto a Sig reel.
MODEL AVIATION Apr 1997 (v.23#4) pg. 75

General description and sketches of a four-line system that allows independent operation of elevator, flaps, and throttle.
MODEL AVIATION May 1997 (v.23#5) pg. 123

Pushrods for control-line models. Low-tech tips and tricks to help your control system operate smoothly and effectively.
MODEL AVIATION Jul 1997 (v.23#7) pg. 68

Direct servo connection for control-line models. How to send R/C signals over insulated flying lines in order to operate retractable wheels. Also shows how to modify an R/C model so that it can operate in either R/C or C/L mode.
MODEL AVIATION Mar 1999 (v.25#3) pg. 70