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A captive plane is an aircraft (kite, powered, kytoon, kiteplane) which does not fly free, but is held like a kite by a rope from the "pilot" or mooring. The rope or line is not only used for holding the aircraft, but it also allows steering the plane.
Captive planes can be powered by a combustion engine, electric motor, wind, or line-based system. Nowadays, most people building model planes prefer radio-controlled planes, because they operate more realistically.