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Old 06-19-2017, 01:05 PM
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Default Alchemy by Bryan Hebert of CK Aero

CK Aero is about to release a great new F3A airframe called the Alchemy. This airframe is the result of two years of extensive testing and improvement.

Features:
  • Lighter layup.
  • Redesigned wings and stabs.
  • Taller fin and rudder with no counter balance.
  • New style lighter, plug in all composite landing gear.
  • Larger shaped, more forward canopy (a clear polycarbonate option coming soon)
All new paint scheme, and the same great price. The model will be available in EP and GP versions.

More details will be published when available.

Cheers,
Jason.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:05 PM
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Hi,

It this Alchemy a modified Allure design or a completly from ground up new design based mostly on knowledge and experience from Allure?

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Hi Bo,

Yes, this model is based on the very successful Allure platform and incorporates the improvements and knowledge Bryan has gained during the last couple of years of testing.

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Looking forward to more feedback on the flight characteristics as compared to the Allure....where is it better? Does the larger fin improve the extreme KE abilities and make it even better for the likes of KE triangles etc?

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Is the Alchemy the same as the Allure with regards to the same fuselage for outrunner vs Contra?

Do you think there will be a biplane version of the Alchemy or just of the Allure?
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Looking forward to more feedback on the flight characteristics as compared to the Allure....where is it better? Does the larger fin improve the extreme KE abilities and make it even better for the likes of KE triangles etc?

Clint
The Alchemy is a natural progression of minor improvements. All the changes are the result of three years of testing and relentless field work on the Allure design, and are a progression of the improvements I made for knife edge purity with the Valiant. As the power sources change and equipment changes (weight, Power) I make adjustments to the designs, I do this so the modelers will not have to cram batteries in the nose... hang weight on the tail, ect. The weight of equipment ,batteries, controllers, change drastically every three years just look at the new versions of the contra and how much lighter they are, most don't notice how this will affect setup on a model. I keep track and continually try to adjust the designs for this. The setup on the new Alchemy and Caressa are identical except I changed the down thrust by .2 tenths of a degree. All models will still be able to run any motor setup you want to run right out of the box including the Allure Bipe,

On the Alchemy, Some changes are for cosmetics, some for Manufacturing, some for marketing, and some for flight envelope improvements. Some times a small change can be a very large improvement in the direction I'm taking the design. I look for absolute perfection in my models, in the design ,flight characteristics and in the manufacturing, its a never ending search but I enjoy the pursuit and this allows me keep very good records of the small progression

The canopy change was cosmetic and easy, and if yo have an Allure the Alchemy canopy will fit ,as well as the new wings and Stabs. The fin/rudder changes were to help with ever increasing demands of F3A Patterns, but also to help the rudder layup and movement limits because of the way It`s manufactured. The wings were A Major change, and was done to help the drag profile for battery consumption and weight issues we continually face. The new stabs were a result of testing on the Allure and were used on the V2 Allures since last year. I tested 3 stabs and chose the best ones for overall improvement.

The Allure Bipe employes the Fin /rudder changes and new Stabs. Once I was assured all the Models could use these components I was satisfied the Allure Bipe , Allure Mono, Alchemy Mono and the Updated Shinden ,(The Caressa ) could all use the same Stabs, and the Allure, Alchemy ,and Caressa can use the same wing profile for cg placement this streamlines production and helps me to stay on top of design setup for each model because they are very close in performance,

So, the Allure Bipe has all the improvements on the back end the Alchemy does.
All the new models have new style gear Making them Lighter and stronger a Composite box and I hope you will be able to crash land the Alchemy and the gear stay in tact

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Default Alchemy Builders Kit

Hi Guys,

Here's a picture of Hamish Galloway's Alchemy Builders kit at the factory. This is a colour swap to the factory default colours.

Hamish's Dad Ewan will be building foam core surfaces for this model.

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Old 10-09-2017, 11:59 AM
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Default Alchemy GP Builders kit progress...

Hamish and Ewan (Sandy) Galloway have been busy burning the midnight oil completing their GP Alchemy Builders kit. It’s coming up a real treat! The wings are CNC Foam cut and came out at 375 grams RTF with an MKS HBL575SL Servo.

Hamish is planning to maiden the model on either Wednesday or Thursday this week.

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Love the color scheme, really sets off the lines well.

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Default It’s ready to fly....

Hamish Galloway’s GP Alchemy Builders kit is ready to fly. It looks stunning!

Unfortunately, the weather has not cooperated so fingers crossed it flys tomorrow.

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Default It Flys! And very well!

To quote Hamish:
“It flys awesome mate!! Just had two flights and it's close to being dialed in.. Rolls better, knife edges better and is generally more locked in..”
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