Centering the Sub-Trim Debate: An In-Depth Analysis by Earl Haury

Various opinions exist as to how subtrims affect servo travel, especially when used with dual servos on elevators. This discussion shows data that can help understand subtrims. While the measuring equipment was setup I made a few more measurement to satisfy my curiosity. A comparison of the performance of old with new servos, trim effect, […]

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LiPo Battery Anatomy, Fire Behavior, and Safe Practices

Most of us who use LiPo batteries recognize that there’s some risk involved. The things have been overcharged, shorted, cut, nailed, etc. in numerous U-Tube videos that dramatically demonstrate the potential to make smoke and fire. There are also a variety of methods offered to minimize risk and manage a fire, with some being better […]

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There’s a New Bipe in Town

  Brett here Just a quick note to tell everyone about our newest bipe that we were able to get airborne at the Cajun Nats this past weekend.  I was able to get 3 flights on it and I can report that the airplane has exceeded expectations. We have applied what we’ve learned with the Alferma […]

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Allures in Stock!

For the first time since the airplane was released to the public we actually have some Allures in stock! Jump on these quick before your competition does! We have three airplanes in stock, this is perhaps the most special with a one of a kind color scheme:

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CK Aero is Growing!

We are pleased to announce a new distributorship in South America! Dirk van Zuidam, owner of Aguadilla Hobbies, has come on board and will offer our full line of models as well as all of our accessories. Aguadilla Hobbies is based in Aruba and will cater to those in South America that are interested in […]

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Want an Allure now?

All, CK Aero is still in the recovery process after the destructive floods in Louisiana. Bryan has had a chance to go through everything and, surprisingly, many of the planes and kits made it through! Bryan has decided to offer these planes at a great price! We all know Bryan and we all know he […]

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CK Aero and the Louisiana Floods

Hi All, As you may know, the Louisiana area has been hit hard with all of the rain over the past week. Although there are many in just our community that are suffering due to this, Bryan Hebert has been hit especially hard. The water came half way up Bryan’s house. He was woke up […]

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CK Aero 2016 USA Nats Wrapup

Click inside for a special offer on ARF Allures. We’re celebrating a successful Nats by giving you a bunch of free stuff if you buy an Allure — one time offer!

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A Trip to the Factory 06.10.16

Bryan is currently on his way to the factory to test some new products. All orders will be filled upon his return. Stay tuned for some exciting updates! We know you’ll be excited!

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Trimming and Setup tools

As the sequences get more demanding and the designs get more professional and expensive, I have been working hard to get more knowledge of just where the priority lies in setting and trimming our aerobatic and F3A models. My recent efforts revolved around rudder power and the mixing of thrust and incidence. It’s been tough […]

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Sbus Worth the Fuss?

The typical discussion for using Sbus revolves around reducing wiring clutter and usually moves toward a discussion of individual servo leads providing some redundancy advantage over a single lead for a bunch of servos. A reasonable discussion, as far as it goes. Are there other reasons to use Sbus, especially in a pattern airplane? Probably. […]

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Two CK Aero Team Members make the USA F3P World Championship Team

Over the weekend, many folks competed in the USA F3P (Indoor Pattern) team trials in Ohio. We are very proud to say that two of our CK Aero Team members have made the USA F3P team that will compete in the World Championships in France next year. Dave Lockhart and Joseph Szczur made the team! […]

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Bryan, Brett, and Chip Talk Engines and Airplanes

Bryan and I got together with former F3A World Champion Chip Hyde after a great Cajun Nationals last October. We discuss why we fly YS, what is so special about the Allure, and Brett’s plans for an illustrious career flying around rubber dog sh*t. No stone unturned 😉 Don’t forget to check out the other […]

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Basic Aircraft Setup

BASIC SETUP AND TRIMMING GUIDE FOR ENTRY LEVEL PATTERN FLIERS Trimming an aerobatic aircraft is like learning the game of golf. When you first start out, the game seems fun. You have some good strokes and some good holes, but some call it beginners luck! Then, as you get a little more serious and buy […]

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December Shipment Final Update

All of the products have been received at CK Aero and are being processed.  By now, if you had a plane on order, you should have been contacted by us to finish the details.  If you haven’t heard from us regarding your aircraft or have any questions about your order, please CONTACT US.  Bryan is […]

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The Shipment is in New Orleans

Great news!  The shipment is finally in New Orleans and will be delivered to CK Aero on the 15th.  Bryan will be in contact with customers in the next few days to arrange details.  Perfect timing for that perfect Christmas gift!

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Shipment Arrival

The shipment of aircraft has cleared customs and is on its way to New Orleans as we speak.  Arrival in New Orleans by rail will be there December 5, 2015 and to CK Aero just a few days after that!  We will have the planes at CK Aero and begin the prepping process in the […]

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The Real Secret Behind Rudder Authority

This is the foundation of the problems with performance of the model versus the performance of the modeler trying to fly it. The Beginning of Rudder Knowledge With the art of trimming, there is one basic difference that affects your results when it comes to a good flying model: The difference between the model’s ability […]

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Shipment Update

The shipment scheduled for delivery is due in New York port on November 12th.  It then takes about 10 days to get to CK Aero assuming there are no Customs delays. We expect to have everything in the next 2 1/2 – 3 weeks!  Stay tuned for further updates!

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Allure Unloaded

Out of the box the Allure is arguably “the” best flying monoplane currently on the market. It suits all currently available power systems including glow, electric and contra. All three power systems coupled with the Allure finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 2015 US Nationals so choose your weapon! I have been flying my […]

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Inside Look at the 2015 Cajun Nats

Bryan and I had a fantastic time this last weekend at the Cajun Nats and took a few videos to share the experience with everyone. We had a special event after the contest put together by Chip — Me, AC, and Chip all decided to throw $20 into a pot and see who could fly […]

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Allure Order #4 is in Process

Due to the overwhelming response of the Allure, the third order, due to the U.S. at the beginning of 2016, is now sold out!  We are currently putting together the next order due for delivery May 2016.  If you are interested in getting on the list, please CONTACT US as soon as possible to get […]

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For Sale – N.I.B. Custom Shinden

A 2-of-a-kind Shinden.  The scheme only exists on two Shindens anywhere in the world.  The plane just arrived from the factory and is ready to ship to your home from Louisiana.  The plane is an electric Shinden and includes the “Designer’s Touch”, CK Aero control horns and, of course, the custom scheme.  It can easily be […]

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