Tag Archives: authorBryan

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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