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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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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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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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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(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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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 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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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 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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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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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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