Large, airfoiled control surfaces for aggressive 3D flying.
Mounting set-ups for glow or brushless electric power.
Licensed Embry-Riddle trim scheme.
"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!"
Since learning to fly in 1979, Matt Chapman's career has covered plenty of ground – from flight instructor to airline officer to air show performer and world-renown competitive aerobatic champion.
He currently pilots the stunning Embry-Riddle Eagle 580, one of only six such aircraft flying today. Matt's Eagle spans 24 feet and uses a 330hp Lycoming IO-580 engine. It has a 240 mph top speed and 400° per second roll rate.
Officially licensed and available only from Great Planes, the Eagle 580 .46 sport-scale ARF brings the excitement of a Matt Chapman air show to your favorite flying site...with you at the controls. As these images demonstrate, it's as aggressive in action as the full-size plane – with the same brilliant trim scheme and graphics leaving a contrail of color behind.
53 in (1350 mm)
645 in² (41.6 dm²)
6-7 lb (2.72-3.18 kg)
21-25 oz/ft² (64-76 g/dm²)
57.5 in (1460 mm)
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