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Winner of the Signature Series World Championship Allure is Announced!

  Congratulations to Larry Diamond for winning the USA Team Raffle Allure!  We were proud to donate toward the USA Team fund and glad we have such an awesome winner.  Larry’s plane will be shipped with our other customers’ models next week from our factory in Thailand, just in time for building season!  CKAero would […]

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Alferma Bipe Update #2

The Alferma project is moving right along and on schedule.  The wings and the stabs are completed for the production prototypes and parts are being pulled for the fuselage.  Stay tuned for more information.  

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Allure Build Thread by Jason Arnold – Must Read

If you’re building an Allure, Bryan highly recommends that you have a look at Jason’s build thread.  It has some excellent information that you will be able to apply to your Allure.  Jason’s in-depth documentation sets the bar very high.  Enjoy the thread and let us know what you think! Jason is our distributor serving […]

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Alferma Biplane Production Update

ALFERMA project update! It’s at the manufacturer for first model prototyping and serial production. Bryan has made some changes since the first two prototype models. Also, due to popular demand, we will offer fixed gear or retract versions. Our goals are to have two for the Swiss World Championships that we will hopefully compete with. […]

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News from the Factory….

The first production run of Allure aircraft is shipping this week.  We hope to have some pictures of the custom schemes to post on the site this week as well.  The pictures will be in the gallery located at www.ckaero.net/gallery as well as attached to this post once received.  We expect the boat trip to take […]

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Allure Builder’s Kit coming soon

CK Aero will be offering an “Allure Builder’s Kit”.  Expected availability will be Q4 2015.  The kit will feature: Composite fuselage painted either all white or all yellow with no seams Foam wing cores and stabs Optional laser cut wing and stab kits All hardware and gear will be included that comes with the ARF […]

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Allure Production Update 2

This is just a short little update to let you know that Bryan will be traveling to the factory March 8 to inspect and approve the first production run of Allure aircraft.  After that, all of the first order will be shipped out by the end of the month!  We’re excited to finally get the […]

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The Job of the Caller

Do you call maneuvers for a flying buddy at a contest, or at the home field ? Sure we all do. Do you know what you’re responsible for as a caller or as a pilot? Well, I hope I can help in defining your job a little better. Depending on the class you’re calling for, […]

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Distributorships announced for the Allure

F3A Lorenz in Germany has been granted a distributorship and will be the European Importer exclusively for the well-received Allure model. Jason Arnold has also been granted a distributorship and will be the importer for the Australian market.  Jason will be setting up everything and will have his new company in place very soon.  We […]

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Brett flies the Contra Allure

Although Brett has a lot of time on the glow Allure, he hasn’t had the opportunity to fly the Contra Allure….until now.  At the Cajun Nats in Crowley, LA., Scott brought the Contra Allure over for Brett to get his hands on.  Brett flew the plane with Scott’s settings and we all knew we wouldn’t […]

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Contra Allure First Impressions

Bryan flew the Contra-equipped prototype Allure for the first time.  When he landed, he immediately wanted to get on film and record what he thought of the airplane.  We quickly set up and started filming.  

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Day 3 – The Semi-Finals

I’m filling in today as Brett and Bryan are busy preparing for the Unknowns that will happen today.  Brett and Bryan had a pretty good day on Wednesday in the Semi-Final rounds maintaining their third position at the end of the day.  The Alferma flew well and the pressure is building for all the competitors […]

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Guest Author George Asteris: Get the Most Out of Your YS

I’ve been asked to share my experience with YS engines and the procedures I use in order to run and maintain the engines. Let me note that I fly YS engines exclusively and have done so for the past 30 years. One of the advantages of YS that I like is the amount of flying time I get. On a 20 oz. tank, I can fly almost 2 full sequences of the Masters pattern.

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Team Member Brandon Landry Video

CK Aero team pilot Brandon Landry discusses his goals and aspirations with his modified Hebert Shark.  Brandon is a new and rising F3A competitor from Louisiana.  

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Guest Author Earl Haury: Essential Tools

There’s an old saying that “A craftsman is only as good as his tools”. That’s certainly true for precision flying, and applies equally to all forms of modeling. One is not likely to win any model meet, or just enjoy a day of recreational flying, without frustrations if using poor equipment. Good quality airplanes don’t just happen, they’re built that way. It doesn’t matter much if they’re scratch built or an ARF, either must be built properly. This requires the use of the proper tools.

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Wheel Pant Installation Made Easy

Straight from the workshop of CK Aero and Bryan Hebert, here’s a simple and solid way to install wheel pants on your pattern plane. One thing that I think is important to remember is to mount your wheel pants high enough that the wheel pant does not drag on the grass. Although it looks very […]

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