CIAM Flyer (4-2015) - Aerobatics with Remote Controlled Model Aircraft
The desire to freely move around in the third dimension of the airspace around us is probably as old as mankind itself. Every day, we see the birds doing it. Once the first humans conquered the art of flying, they soon wanted to make the most of this new freedom and began to experiment with aerobatics.
The first aerobatic pilots
The first aerobatic pilots used wires to control their models, which is the origin of the international designation Control Line flying. This method of flying manoeuvres is still done very successfully and World Championships are very popular. These days, model aircraft are powered by combustion engines or electric motors and fly fixed schedules that are judged by experts.
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