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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Inside Look at the 2015 Cajun Nats

Bryan and I had a fantastic time this last weekend at the Cajun Nats and took a few videos to share the experience with everyone. We had a special event after the contest put together by Chip — Me, AC, and Chip all decided to throw $20 into a pot and see who could fly […]

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Allure Order #4 is in Process

Due to the overwhelming response of the Allure, the third order, due to the U.S. at the beginning of 2016, is now sold out!  We are currently putting together the next order due for delivery May 2016.  If you are interested in getting on the list, please CONTACT US as soon as possible to get […]

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For Sale – N.I.B. Custom Shinden

A 2-of-a-kind Shinden.  The scheme only exists on two Shindens anywhere in the world.  The plane just arrived from the factory and is ready to ship to your home from Louisiana.  The plane is an electric Shinden and includes the “Designer’s Touch”, CK Aero control horns and, of course, the custom scheme.  It can easily be […]

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Measuring Incidence Angles and CG Location

We often refer to incidence angles, CG location, and control travels with respect to our pattern airplanes, but just how accurate are the numbers? Does it even matter? We each may have different criteria for making these measurements. Sometimes it’s just for initial set-up to the designer’s specs, or maybe for future reference as we […]

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Team CK Aero Expands

CK Aero is proud to introduce two new team members this year.  They certainly aren’t new to precision aerobatics and we’re certain you know both of them. Joseph Szczur is the 2014 US National Junior F3A Champion and the current 2015-2016 World F3A Junior Champion.  We are very proud to have Joseph join our team and […]

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Signature Series – Limited Edition World Championship Allure

We have sold the last Limited Edition World Championship Allure scheme.  We built ten, as promised, and sold them quickly!  Please note, this is not the end of the Signature Series but just the first of many more to come!  We’d like to thank everyone for their support and we were proud to donate one […]

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Allure Builder’s Kit Information

The builders kit will come as follows : Solid color fuse all seams dressed ready for colors. Sold in all 3 versions: Glow, Contra, and Electric All removable hatches mounted and attached. All parts / accessories that are included in the full composite will be included plus wing/ stab tube, stab adjusters landing gear/ pants. […]

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They’re Shipping!

From Bryan: The second part of the first order will be shipped from our factory next week! I’ve made many quality improvements and upgrades to the latest airplanes. I think it will have been worth the wait! The factory has assured me the delays are over and we will have stock rolling in at regular intervals […]

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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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Another One in the Books

Hard to believe Bryan and I just finished our 4th visit to the World Championship. It was a great event. The Swiss really outdid themselves with the organization and execution, truly world class. I’ve never seen so many spectators at an F3A event! I don’t know how, but they found a way to make it […]

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Day 3 Flight Videos

A-10 Thunderbolt demonstration flight, CPLR P-15, Koji Suzuki P-15, and Nurila Lassi P-15 videos inside

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Day 2 Flight Videos from Switzerland

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What a Day for the US of A! (+ Videos)

First day of competition for the 2015 F3A World Championship in the books. For me, it was a long day of anticipation for my one flight of the day at 5:00PM. The World Championships is different than any other contest in the pure length of it. One full week of competition makes it difficult to […]

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