Christen Eagle ARF (GPMA1217)
Tech Note

Note #1:

Please refer to the addendum file below when you get to the following steps in the manual:

  • Page 10, Step 5
  • Page 36, Step 3
PDF Christen Eagle ARF Addendum - GPMA1217 (20K)

Note #2:

Page 37, step 8: The manual incorrectly specifies mounting the cabanes to the fuselage with #2 x 1/2" [13 mm] screws, but #4 x 1/2" [13 mm] screws should be used.

Note #3:

If, after mounting the cabanes to the fuselage in Step 8 on page 37, the holes in the top of the cabanes do not align with each other, two of the mounting holes on one side of the fuselage will have to be relocated. Follow the instructions in the addendum file below. If the cabanes do align, please disregard this notice.

PDF Christen Eagle ARF Addendum 2 - GPMA1217 (8K)
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Note #4:     April 28, 2004


For "A-Brace" type Aluminum Spinners used in:

  • Great Planes Giant Christen Eagle II ARF (GPMA1217)
  • Great Planes 1/3-Scale Pitts Special ARF (GPMA1218)
  • Great Planes Little Toni 61 ARF (GPMA1320)
  • Great Planes 1/4 Extra 300S Wagstaff Extra ARF (GPMA1305)
  • Great Planes Spinner 1/3 Christen Eagle II ARF (GPMA2453)

Please observe the following precautions when using these spinners:

The spinner should only be run as a fully assembled unit. Never run the engine with the spinner backplate in place without the spinner cone installed. The steel "A-Brace" is not designed to be run unsupported by the front cone screw and could fly off and cause property damage and/or bodily injury.

Periodically check to make sure the spinner cone is secure. If you notice any looseness, remove the spinner cone and inspect the steel "A-Brace." The rivets should be holding the "A-Brace" tightly to the backplate. If this is not the case, replace the entire spinner.

If, when installing the spinner cone to the backplate, you notice that the front bolt bottoms-out before the cone is tight against the backplate, replace the entire spinner.

Inspect the aluminum spinner before each flight and replace the spinner if you notice any wear or cracks.

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