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Allure Has Great Success at USA Nationals

Results speak for themselves.   Bryan and I have been raving about this airplane from day one and now it seems as though our words had some weight. The 2015 U.S. Nationals have just concluded and the Allure was flown by the top 3 pilots in F3A! We may be wrong, but Bryan and I […]

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Throttle Tech Add-On (Modeling Ingenuity at its Best)

The Throttle-Tech is primarily a device to ensure constant performance throughout a pattern flight with E power. A secondary benefit is its notification of battery status. Ever try to fly a sequence with a discharged pack? The T-T can help prevent that. There are two LED’s on the circuit board, a green and an orange. […]

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Allures on US Soil!

Just a quick update to keep everyone in the loop. The first shipment of Allures is currently sitting at the docks in California waiting to be processed through customs. Assuming no unexpected delays, they should arrive in Louisiana by the end of the month. After a personal inspection by Bryan himself they will be shipped […]

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(UPDATE) Are You Wanting or Waiting for an Allure?

Good news! Bryan has personally visited the factory in Thailand and production is in full swing. For those of you waiting on an Allure in the first batch, we can now confirm a firm shipping date for no later than April 30th (this is a ship date from Thailand! They will be on the slow […]

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Bryan Interview: CK Aero

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Electric Allure Build Guide and Evaluation

Earl Haury has gotten his hands on his brand new electric Allure and put together this fantastic build guide/evaluation. Click below to download the PDF and read on!

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Bryan Interviews, Part 3: Biplanes

Biplanes: one more thing the pattern world loves to talk about. Bryan understands them better than most. “What’s up with biplanes?”, you say? Find out!

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Bryan Interviews, Part 2: The Allure

Great insight into the thought process that went behind the Allure and design in general! Part 3 coming soon.

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Interview Series with Bryan, Part 1: CK Aero

This new interview series with Bryan gives you a behind the scenes look at where CK Aero came from and offers insight into the design and trimming process that Bryan is so renown for.

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No Deference for Differential

I recently received a couple emails from pilots with the same question, “How much differential do you recommend on a pattern plane?” My Answer? None! Now this may come as a surprise to some who use it and believe that it works, but if you’re flying with a symmetrical airfoil the biggest reason you may […]

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Allure Production Update

First, let me thank our friends and customers for being patient. Some of us are able to fly a little and some are building in their shops preparing for the new year but if you’re reading this you’re probably waiting for your new Allure! Here is an update. We got two prototypes out fast but there were […]

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Allure Knife Edge Demonstration

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Allure Pure Knife Edge Demonstration

Bryan has done an incredible amount of work refining the setup on this airplane. While most of you out there will never go to the lengths that he does to chase the perfect setup, the work he puts in means that you won’t have to! We have had this airplane for nearly 6 months now […]

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Anatomy of a Snap Roll

I love reading everything that Earl writes because it’s so thorough and informative. He does an excellent job explaining the physics behind a snap and how we can use that knowledge to inform our methods for trimming and flying the maneuver. The next time you get in a debate with your fellow pattern fliers about any aspect of a snap roll you know where to go!

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The Complications of Compromise: Improve your Progress with a Comprehensive Approach

Having an airplane that flies better than you is a special feeling. However, adjusting and improving the model and radio setup can sometimes be very confusing; you can easily get discouraged and make compromises. When I first started on this trimming journey I had no road map, no direction, and no skill. I only knew […]

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Contra Allure in Flight Video

Bryan flies and evaluates the contra Allure on its first trip out to the flying field:

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Triangulation Trimming: A First Hand Account

The following is an article written by Jason Arnold, an Australian F3A pilot and big supporter of our trim methodology. He has had great success with Triangulation Trimming, and he’s not the only one. Many around the world have followed Bryan’s advice from a distance with remarkable results. We asked him to write about his experience because it’s one thing for us to tell you that we know what we’re talking about, but another thing altogether to hear from someone who has experienced the difference first hand.

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Bryan Interviews Tuny

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Bryan Interviews Master Craftsman Carlos “Tuny” Silva

Bryan and I, along with many of you out there in the pattern world, have been impressed with Tuny’s building prowess since his very first build thread on RCU.  Part of our mission with this blog is to bring you not only our knowledge, but the knowledge of all of those out there in the […]

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Prelim Videos with Scores

Two rounds from the preliminaries of the 2014 nationals.  Each video shows the scores received for each individual maneuver as the maneuver is flown.  See if you agree with the judges!

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