Being a former sailor in the United States Navy and serving on an aircraft carrier (CV-43), I appreciated this video that was done by RapidNation. They built a model aircraft carrier and successfully launched an RC plane from it. It took a couple of tries to get a successful launch, but they did it. They even had a camera below decks in the catapult steam room and even some steam coming from the “cat-tracks”.
Their next project is building a landing system or for us sailors, “arresting gear”. You can see more of their action at: http://www.rapidnation.com.