Great Planes Eagle 580 Matt Chapman GP/EP ARF GPMA1281

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Great Planes radio controlled, glow or electric powered, almost ready to fly, .6-.81/EP 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 it 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

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

 Wingspan: 53" (1350mm)
Wing Area:
645 sq in (41.6 sq dm)
Wing Loading:
21-25 oz/sq ft (64-76 g/sq dm)
Fully symmetrical, low wing placement
57.5" (1460mm)
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
1/4" (6mm)  4?
3/8" (10mm) 5?
1-3/4" (44mm) 16?

High Rate

15/16" (24mm) 14?
11/16" (17mm) 10?
2-1/4" (57mm) 20?


1-3/4" (44mm) 26?
2-3/8" (60mm) 35?
3" (76mm) 28?

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