Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
Caressa
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Caressa

Vendor
CKAero
Regular price
$2,400.00
Sale price
$2,400.00
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Shipping is not charged at checkout, but is typically $250-300 via UPS/Fedex or $130-150 via Greyhound within the US. You can arrange a local pickup as well. We will coordinate details when we contact you.

We love this plucky little airplane, the Caressa.

The inspiration for many of our creations is born from frustrations with personal experiences in our past. Nobody pops out of the proverbial pattern womb flying rolling circles and we are no different. We remember how exciting it was the first time we got our first two meter pattern ship, the excitement that we finally were holding a finely honed machine of precision in our hands. “This airplane is what I’ve been missing!” we told ourselves. Unfortunately those starter airplanes always fall short. They were full of poorly fitted parts, cheap disappointing finishes, and crooked in more ways than we could count. What we thought were problems with our flying skills were partly, we later learned, huge inadequacies in our equipment. We created the Caressa to solve that problem, to make that experience of meeting your 2 meter airplane hero one to remember and cherish. The Caressa will not disappoint.

Product Details

  • Made in the same factory as our top of the line models with no compromise in construction quality
  • Light weight to easily accept cheaper/heavier equipment and remain within the weight limit
  • Beautiful painted finish you can brag about (and not worry about!)
  • Same wing/stab platform as our top-of-the-line Alchemy Pro monoplane
  • Smaller fuselage with a profile designed for more forgiving flight characteristics (no more flopped stall turns!)
  • Available in a kit for even greater value
Specifications

Length

2 meters

Wing Span

76 inches

*Weight from Factory

2150-2200g

Powerplant

Electric/Contra, Glow

Construction

All Composite

Finish

Whole Airplane Painted

*Includes fuselage, mounted canopy/chin/wings/stabs, all control surfaces hinged, landing gear, wheel pants

  • ARF
  • Craftsman Kit
  • All surfaces hinged from the factory
  • Landing gear and wheel pants included
  • Accessory pack in the box including control horns, axles, tailwheel, and battery tray
  • Factory mounted canopy and chin cowl
  • Available painted in stock scheme (white base) or all white ($300 less)
  • All composite fuselage, wings, and stabs
  • All accessories included to complete assembly
  • All surfaces hinged from the factory
  • Stab tube sockets and front adjustment pins installed/set at the factory
  • Work to complete:
    • mount canopy, chin cowl, and wing
    • cut servo holes in wings and stabs
    • install firewall
    • mount equipment

What is the Designer's Touch?

Bryan will verify alignment and fit from the factory and then apply his current, personal settings to the airplane so that you have the most up to date and perfect setup available. So what’s the big deal? Why would you pay someone else to look at your airplane? Why isn’t the airplane already perfectly setup from the factory?

  • Despite the tremendous efforts of the factory it is just prohibitively difficult and unrealistic to teach factory workers, with little to no knowledge of modeling, to consistently and accurately set incidences and verify trueness to one tenth of a degree. Despite this we are trying our hardest and the airplanes get better and better as time goes on. This is not unique to our factory — we have found gross errors in models at all price points. We are up front about that reality. While we have assured the airplane will fly great out of the box, the Designer’s Touch ensures you get the absolute best alignment from Bryan himself. In addition, Bryan is constantly testing on his designs to find the perfect setup. If he has found another 2% from the airplane by moving the incidence two tenths of a degree, you will get the benefit of that knowledge first.
  • Bryan will make sure the fit of all the critical components meets the highest of standards — any small issue (which could become a big issue with time) with the fit of a wing tube, wing pin, stab tube, etc. is taken care of for you.
  • A personal inspection of the airplane by Bryan will eliminate any of those nasty surprises we’ve all had occasionally. An area with not quite enough glue, a chip in the paint, a small crack in the chin cowl…. all are things sometimes unavoidable. With the Designer’s Touch you have peace of mind that you won’t have to deal with such an inconvenience.

At the end of the day the Designer’s Touch is all about having that peace of mind. Your airplane will be straight; your airplane will be true; your airplane will be precisely and accurately set up; your airplane will just be right.

Assembly Services

We're now offering assembly services straight from Bryan's shop! We will install all of your equipment and deliver a ready to fly pattern ship assembled from one of the best in the world! We do not reflect the price of this service in your shopping cart as each case is unique. Please leave your email and phone number at checkout and we will contact you with details.

General overview of pricing:

  • $200 Motor installation (Glow or Electric)
  • $200 Servo installation, including control horns glued into control surfaces
  • $1000 Complete build, ready to fly (Only able to program servos with futaba radio systems)
  • $1500 Complete build, airplane flown and trimmed to Bryan's satisfaction; includes a day of coaching if you can meet Bryan in Baton Rouge for pickup