Course Information

Control line flying is similar to flying a powered kite, except with 2 lines attached to the bellcrank of the plane. The other ends of the lines will be attached to a handle, and the plane will be flown within a space of a hemisphere around the pilot.

This control line (CL) workshop allows students to learn science concepts practically through building a powered plane. They will appreciate the aerodynamics behind how flight is achieved. The instructor will guide the students in testing out the planes constructed. 

Course Specifications

Key takeaways


Age group

Venue required

Room with tables and chairs for building, Field or Open space for testing of planes.

Teaching Language 

Course Structure

  • Theory on basic aerodynamics - 1 hour
  • Fabrication of CL Plane (Indoors) - 5 hours
  • Test Flight of CL Plane (Outdoors) - 2 hours

8 - 12 hours

8 years old and above

Parent-child available

English | Mandarin available

**Each participant will take home one plane**

  1. Introductory flight principles
  2. Essential factors for design of a plane
  3. Basic engine mechanics
  4. Hand-eye coordination and motor skills
  5. Craft work techniques – penknife, sandpaper, glue, and screwdrivers
  6. Experience roles and responsibilities of being a pilot and a mechanic.

Participants will be building the plane from scratch, sanding the various parts and assembling them together. They will learn how to start the engine and test flight the plane. 

Flight science

Participants of this workshop will learn physics concepts like kinetic energy, four forces of flight, Newton's law of motions, control surface and center of gravity.


We gain a lot of experience learning new things about how to build and fly a control line plane. It is very exciting to be able to fly a plane I build on my own. Dizzy but fun.

Student, Kent Ridge Secondary School