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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The Complications of Compromise: Improve your Progress with a Comprehensive Approach

Having an airplane that flies better than you is a special feeling. However, adjusting and improving the model and radio setup can sometimes be very confusing; you can easily get discouraged and make compromises. When I first started on this trimming journey I had no road map, no direction, and no skill. I only knew […]

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Contra Allure in Flight Video

Bryan flies and evaluates the contra Allure on its first trip out to the flying field:

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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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Triangulation Trimming: A First Hand Account

The following is an article written by Jason Arnold, an Australian F3A pilot and big supporter of our trim methodology. He has had great success with Triangulation Trimming, and he’s not the only one. Many around the world have followed Bryan’s advice from a distance with remarkable results. We asked him to write about his experience because it’s one thing for us to tell you that we know what we’re talking about, but another thing altogether to hear from someone who has experienced the difference first hand.

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Bryan Interviews Master Craftsman Carlos “Tuny” Silva

Bryan and I, along with many of you out there in the pattern world, have been impressed with Tuny’s building prowess since his very first build thread on RCU.  Part of our mission with this blog is to bring you not only our knowledge, but the knowledge of all of those out there in the […]

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Prelim Videos with Scores

Two rounds from the preliminaries of the 2014 nationals.  Each video shows the scores received for each individual maneuver as the maneuver is flown.  See if you agree with the judges!

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Videos from the Nationals!

More coming soon

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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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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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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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