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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.


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.


.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


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)
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


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


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.

jxs 6/04/09
updt jxs 11/16/09

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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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6.39   In Stock
 LXEAZM FlightPower LiPo FP30 3S 11.1V 3350mAh 30C
Accessories Needed Qty Discount Available
59.99   In Stock
 LXJ778 Great Planes Switch/Charge Jack Mounting Set
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3.89   In Stock
 LXKAU0 Great Planes ElectriFly PolyCharge4 DC LiPo Charger
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94.99   In Stock
 LXNKY9 Great Planes Series Star 2 to 1 Adapter
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8.99   In Stock
 LXMGS7 Great Planes ElectriFly Equinox LiPo Cell Balancer
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34.99   In Stock
 LXK203 Great Planes Velcro Hook & Loop 1x6" (2)
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4.29   In Stock
 LXL430 Hobbico Latex Foam Rubber 1/4"
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3.99   In Stock
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Primary Accessories Radio & Motor Equipment Building & Field Equipment Optional Accessories

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