Assembly takes as little as 15-20 hours. The built-up wood airframe arrives with Top Flite® MonoKote® covering expertly factory-applied. Also included are a painted pilot figure, nylon spinner, and complete Great Planes hardware.
To recreate the aerobatic precision of a Matt Chapman airshow performance, the CAP 580 ARF takes advantage of the power and authority of dual aileron servos — an arrangement that has the additional bonus of easy control linkage set-up.
The durable, lightweight fiberglass cowl and wheel pants arrive professionally painted to duplicate the look of Matt Chapman’s full-scale airplane. The supplied nylon spinner is also colored to blend perfectly with the cowl.
55.5 in (1410 mm)
562.5 in² (36.3 dm²)
6.75-7.5 lb (3060-3400 g)
52.5 in (1335 mm)
28-30 oz/ft² (85-92 g/dm²)
2-stroke .46-.61 cu in (7.5-10.0 cc) or 4-stroke .52-.70 cu in (8.5-11.5 cc)
4+ Channel with 5 standard servos
How to Tighten Covering on ARF Models
Learn more about Matt Chapman and the CAP 580 he pilots in airshows around the world.
“I’m thrilled at how Great Planes captured the excitement of my one-of-a-kind paint scheme on their CAP 580 model. Whether I’m spending my Sunday flying at an airshow for a crowd of 250,000…flying my Great Planes CAP 580 at my local field with my friends…or competing
at an IMAC event, the thrill is the same”
Commercial & Airshow Pilot
Pictured with Great Planes
Founder Don Anderson