Great Planes Matt Chapman .46-.81 Eagle

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The Great Planes Matt Chapman Eagle 580 .46-.81 GP/EP ARF is designed to accept glow or electric power and it offers dramatic 3D potential with the looks of an air show favorite – all in a popular .46 size!  The Eagle showcases Great Planes’ finest ARF construction with the main assemblies arriving built and covered, the control surfaces (except the rudder) pre-hinged and the cockpit complete with an installed pilot bust.  Featuring minimal weight and assembly time, the Eagle 580 shows mounting set-ups for glow or brushless electric power and the distinctive Embry-Riddle trim scheme will have everyone’s attention.


  • There’s plenty of room in the Eagles 580’s fuselage to install on-board equipment.  Powerful magnets secure the hatch but allow easy removal and reattachment.
  • The foam-core, balsa-sheeted wing and stabilizer halves slide together onto carbon fiber joiner tubes, aligning automatically.  Assembly is easy and epoxy-free.
  • The tail control surfaces are airfoiled for crisp, clean flight performance.  All control surfaces are large for 3D maneuvers.



Wingspan: 53 in (1350 mm)

Wing Area: 645 in² (41.6 dm²)

Weight: 6-7 lb (2720-3180 g)

Wing Loading: 21-25 oz/ft² (64-76 g/dm²)

Length: 57.5 in (1460 mm)

Requires: 4-channel radio w/4-5 servos; 2-stroke .46-.61 or 4-stroke .52-.81 engine; OR RimFire™ .80 outrunner brushless motor; 60A brushless ESC & 6S 3200mAh LiPo battery


GPMA1281      Eagle 580 .46-.81 GP/EP ARF      Street:$229.99


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Updated: June 30, 2009 — 10:00 AM
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