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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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