Great Planes Matt Chapman Eagle 580 ARF 1/3 Scale

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On-the-edge performance with on-the-money realism!




There’s no mistaking Matt Chapman’s Embry-Riddle ride, and no closer match to it in looks and performance than the 1/3 scale Eagle 580 ARF!  Pounds lighter to push the envelope wider, the Eagle 580 1/3 scale ARF boasts an authentic trim scheme, from the licensed Embry-Riddle livery to the pilot’s 3-color helmet.  Designed for optimal flight and performance potential in the air, it also reduces assembly time on the bench!


  • The only IMAA/IMAC airplane with a licensed Embry-Riddle trim scheme!
  • Features a performance-optimized airframe built from strong, lightweight wood and weight-saving fiberglass parts.
  • Includes a complete set of hardware, custom-designed for giant-scale flight.
  • The canopy doubles as a convenient hatch that lifts off for fast access to the wing panel bolts and onboard radio equipment.
  • Hinge point hinges in the stab and wings are already installed to improve strength and precision without extra work. A servo for each elevator half, and dual servos for the rudder and ailerons provide swift, powerful response.
  • Double-beveled control surfaces make the best use of each ounce-per-inch of torque giving impressive 3D maneuvers, precision aerobatics or just everyday sport flying.
  • Both gas power options offer stand-out performance with the ease of bolt-in installation.  The fiberglass cowl is spacious enough to accommodate a lightweight 85 cc single, chosen for its power-to-weight advantage, or a 100 cc twin with canister-style mufflers.
  • A two-piece wing and stab design offers equal measures of performance strength and transportation convenience.


Wingspan:  100 in. (2540 mm)

Wing Area:  1892 in.² (122.3 dm²)

Weight:  24-28 lb. (10.88-12.70 kg)

Wing Loading:  29-34 oz./ft.² (88-104 g/dm²)

Length:  96 in. (2440 mm)

Requires:  4-5 channel radio with 10 servos & 85-100 cc gasoline engine.


“I’m really thrilled with how accurately Great Planes reproduced the trim scheme of my Eagle 580 on their models. As an R/C pilot and IMAC competitor myself, I enjoy flying them almost as much as the full-size aircraft!”                Matt Chapman – Commercial & Air Show Pilot


GPMA1286   Matt Chapman Eagle 580 ARF 1/3 Scale   Retail: $1299.99  Street: $999.99


AVAILABLE:  Early April


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Updated: July 15, 2015 — 4:49 PM
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