CKAero is now a HuiYang F3A Distributor for North and South America!

We are really excited about this! Yang has been involved in producing pattern airplanes at unmatched levels for over a decade now. HuiYang F3A, previously known to all of us as Oxai, builds F3A models with an uncompromising level of detail that fits our pursuit of perfection so well. Effective immediately, CKAero is a distributor […]

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My 2019 F3A World Championship

A Note of Gratitude

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Making Weight

“Making Weight” is a weird term that refers to a pattern aircraft being under the maximum weight allowed by the rules. The term has come into vogue with the advent E power which requires weighing with batteries that may weigh 25% of the total airplane. While local contests generally don’t verify the weight of aircraft […]

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Note Regarding Ordering

Just a small reminder that all orders for any of CK Aero’s products, from Elevator Alignment Tools to our beautiful aircraft, MUST be ordered through our website. No other entity has the ability or the right to sell our products new. We do have authorized distributors throughout the world and they can place your order […]

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Confessions of a NATS F3A Pilot

BY: Derek Emmett This article was originally featured in the NSRCA KFactor September 2019.  Derek was gracious enough to adapt it for us at CK Aero.  Thank you, Derek, for sharing! I was asked to recount my thoughts from my 2019 Blytheville Arkansas NATS experience. This year proved to be an interesting journey for sure! For […]

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Redundant Power Systems & Why You Should Use One

This article was written by our guest author, Derek Emmett. It was first published in the NSRCA KFactor February 2016 issue and again in July 2019. Derek is a master modeler and accomplished AMA and F3A Pilot. When I started flying again after a 25 year leave, I was pleasantly surprised at all the changes, […]

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2019 World F3A Championship Clothing is Available!

CK Aero has Team USA shirts and hats in stock from Med. to 3XL. This trip to Italy will be very expensive. As an aid for us to raise money, Techstyles graciously donated the apparel to help us reach our fund raising goals If you’re so inclined to purchase from CK Aero, the money directly […]

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The Alchemy is IN STOCK

Howdy! We have stock of the Alchemy F3A Aircraft. This is the same model that took 3rd place against all the bi-planes at the US Nationals and made the US F3A World Team traveling to Italy 2019. We have, in stock, the standard scheme in white (Pictured below). Shipping and “Designer’s Touch” are included in […]

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CK Aero Trimming Guide is Updated to Version 4 to Include Bi-Planes

I have updated my” Triangulation Trimming Guide” and decided to include bi-plane trimming and setup. This is the fourth version of my complete and refined guide to be released. I can say with confidence it is the most comprehensive, concise, easiest to follow and widely used trimming guide in the world. I have received good […]

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CK Aero Update 11.29.17

Good day to everyone! We wanted to provide you with a small update on how things have been. Trials and tribulations have kept us a little more quiet than normal (you know we love to talk!) but things are progressing nicely. CK Aero will be receiving a shipment of 10-12 aircraft in late December from […]

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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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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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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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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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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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