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Great Planes - GPMA1281   735557012816 0735557012816
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Great Planes Matt Chapman Eagle 580 GP/EP ARF 53"
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 This is the radio controlled, glow or electric powered, almost ready to fly,
     .46-.81/EP Great Planes Matt Chapman Eagle 580 Sport Scale Airplane.

FEATURES: Construction: Built-up balsa and light plywood fuselage and tail assembly, oversize control surfaces to enable 3D maneuvers Wings: Two-piece balsa sheeted foam with carbon fiber wing tube Stabilizer: Two-piece with carbon fiber tube Aileron Control: Dual servo Rudder Control: Single servo, aft servo mounting position possible to reduce required tail weight when using a larger glow engine Covering: Top Flite MonoKote with authentic Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute trim scheme Cowl: Painted fiberglass Spinner: Blue plastic 2.5" (64mm) diameter Landing Gear: Painted fiberglass Wheels: Main, foam 2.75" (70mm) diameter, Tailwheel 1-1/4" (32mm) Fuel Tank: Approximately 16oz (480cc) Engine Mount: Two-piece composite Cockpit: Pre installed and painted pilot figure Wheel Pants: Painted fiberglass Servo Compartment: Plywood reinforced, accessible under canopy, secures to fuselage with magnets Building Time: 4-6 hours Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this kit free from defects in both materials and workmanship at the date of purchase.

INCLUDES: .46-.81/EP Great Planes Matt Chapman Eagle 580 Airplane with landing gear, wheels, decals, pilot figure, instruction manual, engine mount, fuel tank and spinner

REQUIRES: Glow Power: Minimum 4-ch radio w/5 standard servos, 2-stroke .46- .61 cu in (7.5 - 10cc) OR 4-stroke .52 - .81 cu in (8.5 - 13.5cc) engine Electric Power: Minimum 4-ch radio w/4 standard servos, .80 outrunner brushless motor, 60A brushless ESC, two 11.1V 3200mAh LiPo batteries, battery charger, motor mount Building and field equipment

SPECS: Wingspan: 53" (1350mm) Wing Area: 645 sq in (41.6 sq dm) Wing Loading: 21-25 oz/sq ft (64-76 g/sq dm) Airfoil: Fully symmetrical, low wing placement Length: 57.5" (1460mm) Weight: 6-7lb (2720-3180g) Center of Gravity: 3-3/4" (95mm) back from the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage side Control Throws- Low Rate High Rate 3D Ailerons: 1/4" (6mm) 4 15/16" (24mm) 14 1-3/4" (44mm) 26 Elevator: 3/8" (10mm) 5 11/16" (17mm) 10 2-3/8" (60mm) 35 Rudder: 1-3/4" (44mm) 16 2-1/4" (57mm) 20 3" (76mm) 28

COMMENTS: Following are the Top Flite MonoKote colors used to cover this model and order numbers for 6ft rolls; Cub Yellow TOPQ0220 Sapphire Blue TOPQ0226 Black TOPQ0208

If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 16oz Flextank (SULQ1743), or the DuBro 16oz tank (DUBQ0216). Some minor trimming and modifications may be required.

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This is the .46-.81/EP Great Planes Matt Chapman Eagle 580 Sport Scale Airplane FEATURES: Built-up balsa light plywood construction, pilot bust, fiberglass cowl, wheel pants & landing gear, Top Flite MonoKote covering REQUIRES: 4-ch radio w/4-5 servos, .46-.61 2-stroke, or .52-81 4-stroke or .80 brushless motor, building & field equipment

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