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Matt Chapman Cap 580 .46-.70 Size Sport-Scale ARF

Matt Chapman Cap 580Mid-size aerobatics with attitude!

American Airlines Captain Matt Chapman spends weekends thrilling crowds with the action-packed aerobatics of his colorful CAP 580. Now you can do the same at R/C airfields with this sport-scale ARF model of his famous aircraft — officially licensed and available ONLY from Great Planes!

  • Flies well with a 2-stroke .46-.61 engine — and with a 4-stroke from the upper end of its displacement range, performs almost any aerobatic maneuver.

  • Includes a generous package of high-quality, Great Planes-brand hardware.

  • Radio compartment provides plenty of room for effortless installation of your 4+ channel system’s on-board components.

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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.

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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.
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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.

Stock Number: GPMA1280
Wingspan: 55.5 in (1410 mm)
Wing Area: 562.5 in² (36.3 dm²)
Weight: 6.75-7.5 lb (3.06-3.40 kg)
Fuselage Length: 52.5 in (1335 mm)
Wing Loading: 28-30 oz/ft² (85-92 g/dm²)
Engine Required: 2-stroke .46-.61 cu in (7.5-10.0 cc) or 4-stroke .52-.70 cu in (8.5-11.5 cc)
Radio Required: 4+ Channel with 5 standard servos
PDFProduct Manual - Parts Listing

PDFHow to Tighten Covering on ARF Models

Learn more about Matt Chapman and the CAP 580 he pilots in airshows around the world.

Matt Chapman and Don Anderson

“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”

Matt Chapman
Matt Chapman
Commercial & Airshow Pilot
Pictured with Great Planes
Founder Don Anderson