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Videos from the Nationals!

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Allure: Behind the Scenes

The Allure is an airplane with a successful pedigree, a modern design, and as the owner of one you have unrivaled access to both the designer of the airplane and a USA World Team member who has competed with it! Call me crazy or biased, but I think that’s pretty special.

From design, to construction, to competition this airplane is unique through and through.

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Earl Discusses Air Density and Pattern

Have you noticed that some days your airplane has more or less power than others? That it’s more or less responsive? The variable property causing this is air density. Full scale pilots are very aware of air density, expressed as Density Altitude (DA), and its effect on aircraft performance. Low DA provides good performance in […]

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2014 Nationals Final Report

The Nats is always an exhausting experience. From the preparation, to the traveling, to the late nights and early mornings, we work ourselves ragged for a tiny bit of glory in this little niche of the hobby. And somehow, it’s all worth it. As I’m sure you have heard by now we have earned a […]

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Are We There Yet?

Phew… I had a very long day today flying until I absolutely couldn’t see the airplane.  It feels good to be flying the Alferma again but it has taken some work reprogramming my brain to fly it and reprogramming my radio to adjust for the change in density altitude here.  For the preliminary pattern it […]

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F3A Final Preliminary Standings

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F3A Rounds 3 & 4 Update

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Day 1 Report

Day 1 in the can, and it was a long one. F3A flies in the morning this year so we were out at the site at 8AM and stayed for practice afterwards until after 9PM. Throw a judging assignment in the mix and, well, let’s just say that shower at the end of the day is […]

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Int./Adv. Results Day 1

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F3A/Masters Results Day 1

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F3A Rounds 1 & 2 Update

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Competition Starts Tomorrow!

It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to send out an update. The Nats is a busy affair as it is and finding the time to write down current events is not easy! We’re here, we’re settled, and we’re ready to go so expect daily updates from here on out barring any unforeseen late night […]

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Allure Gets Airborne

Today I was able to get out and get the first few flights on Bryan’s new baby.  I did some last minute programming and radio setup in the shop then headed out to the field in the afternoon. After dealing with some rain, which comes through almost everyday around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, […]

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Allure Coming Together…

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Journey to the Team Trials

Bryan and I, like usual, are down to the wire getting everything prepared for the 2014 US Nationals/Team Trials.  I’ll be posting updates as we maiden the Allure two days before we leave for the Nats (tomorrow! yikes, I need to get back in the shop…), travel to compete with it and the Alferma, and […]

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Brett Flies F-15

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Video: Brett Flies Alferma Through F-15

I’ve been in Baton Rouge for a tune-up before the USA Team Trials this July.  We took a video!  Enjoy.

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Tech-Aero Designs Throttle-Tech

Guest author Earl Haury tells us about a great product from Tech-Aero Designs, the Throttle-Tech. This nifty device makes it possible to have consistent power output from your electric airplanes throughout the entire flight. Earl uses his great technical mind to go in-depth into the principle behind which this device works and talk about what to expect when using it. He also offers suggestions for settings that have worked for him. A great read (even for a YS guy).

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Alferma Prototype #2 Maiden Day Video

Bryan and I discuss a little about the second Alferma prototype on maiden day.  This airplane had its first flight just two weeks before we left for the F3A World Championships in South Africa.

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Video Interview with AC Glenn

AC Glenn discusses the flight with Bryan Hebert’s modified Valiant and his thoughts on the beginnings of the Allure.

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