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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Hey m1morrow,
    If it fly like the Great Plane one, you will have a blast!!! My Hangar 9 Eagle is still in the shipping box waiting for a spot to clear on my workbench!! I drop a OS 61AX in the nose of the Great Planes Eagle and I must say, it love it!!! On the one that is still in the box. I will be going with a Thunder Tiger F-130 four stroke in the nose. Hope to have ready for maiden soon, before the good flying weather is gone!!
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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Okay Guys;
    Here you go!! Had a spot to come open on my work bench, so the Hangar 9 Christen Eagle II flew off of the shelf. Two days later she is done. Hope to fly her next weekend and I will post a flight report. As you can see I also have the Great Plane Christen Eagle!! I just love her!!!!
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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

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    +1 on that pic, I have both kits also!
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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Any vids yet of this plane with the DLE 20?

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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Somewhat dissappointed with this plane. Screws that hold the cabanes are PITA to get started. I cross threaded three of the four and ripped the blind nuts out of the pooer quality lite ply utilized in this area.. I'm not convinced it was my fault and wonder if they didn't have glue or some thing in themas this happened when I was trial fitting them before attempting to install the cabanes. Anyway, I did a psuedo work around to finish assembly. Not completely happy about the temp fix, but it worked. The good on this plane: With a DLE20 this plane is a joy to fly. It feels light on the sticks and is nimble in the air. No additional weight required to balance. Careful placement of the twin receiver battery packs and ignition battery were the key. I seriosly contemplated calling Horizon about the cabane screws. The reality is, I had already installed the tail feathers and with my luck they would have wanted me to ship this thing back at my own expense. Now my psuedo fix was obviously temporary as after the fifth flight, the cabanes are loose. In addition, I noticed one of the mount points that bolt to fuselagefor the bottom wing is loose. Looks like this thing is going to sit a while before I fixwhat I consider shoddy craftsmanship.Perhaps I got one of the lemons from the lot, I don't know, ButI certainly expectbetter for the price. I'm completely dissappointed as it "WAS" ajoy to fly.


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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Sorry to hear about your plane.  I would send the fuse back for a new one since it its suck a head turner.  I also had trouble getting the last bolt in the cabane.  It was the only annoying part of the build.  But I just finished a CMP cessna 182 that was such a piece of crap it made this model seem super quality and easy to assemble.

    My Eagle with the Saito 125 looks and sounds sooooo sweet.  I just like watching it idle......  Although the engine is breaking in it does still shake the plane quite a bit.

    My only gripe with the plane is that with a 16x6 MAS prop on my SAITO 125 I need to have about 65-70% throttle to keep the plane from sloshing around in the air.  Its not like its going to stall or anything......I just thought it would not have to have 80% throttle to be really responsive.  Of course when I give full power it will climb straight up and fly fairly fast.  You guys have any tips on a prop?  Right now I'm turning a 16x6 at 9300 rpm(slightly rich).  I'm thinking a 16x7 or 16x8 might make it fly a little faster at 1/2 throttle and save me some gas and flight time.

    The plane is super easy to taxi, takeoff and land.  Tumbles and snaps are the coolest.  rolls and loops ans straight and easy.  Its just a cool plane!!!  It does get hard to see if you get it too far away though.  :-)

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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Hi guys,
    I just finished reading your posts and was not surprised when I read that some of you had found that there was 2 degrees of up thrust on the engine box. I found this as well. I put a YS 120 on my plane and it has plenty of power but my plane required virtually all of the down trim on my radio, a whopping 3/8 inch when measured after I landed. Did any of you have the same problem with your plane needing this much down trim? If not I could have gotten the balance wrong. I did balance the plane at the 5 1/4 inches as required in the manual. with the heavy YS motor I had to add 3 oz of lead to the tail and put the battery back in the fuselage as far as I could get it. If any of you have any thoughts I would appreciate it.

    Thanks
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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    With a DLE 20 0n mine it balanced right on. Very little trim of any kind was needed.
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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    I would would double check your balance
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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Thanks, we will do.

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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Hey guys, Mrs. Santa bought the plane for me for Christmas.

    I'm a month out from starting on it, but has anyone put a smoke system in yet? Will be using O.S. 120 4 Stroke.

    Thanks,

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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Mine has a smoke system. Well, running 30 percent heli fuel in my Saito looks like it does in any case
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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    Can someone post some pics of a DLE 20 install on this plane? I would like some ideas on the throttle linkage configuration.

    thanks.

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    RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

    I lost my Great Planes Christen Eagle this past weekend after hitting a storage container on a botched takeoff. Had a couple dozen flights and it was a wonderful plane, but bigger is always better! So I'll be shopping for one of these Hangar 9 kits. Due to the local field restriction, this one will be built as electric.

    Thanks for all the great info.

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    Ok you guys with the gas engines, here is the question for you. I have a DLE-20 sitting right here next to my new OS GT 22. Which engine would you choose for the Eagle ?

    Keep in mind which ever engine is left over will go into my next Great Planes Revolver 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granpooba View Post
    Ok you guys with the gas engines, here is the question for you. I have a DLE-20 sitting right here next to my new OS GT 22. Which engine would you choose for the Eagle ?

    Keep in mind which ever engine is left over will go into my next Great Planes Revolver 70.
    Well, nobody replied, thus I committed my OS GT 22 to the Eagle and my Revolver gets the DLE-20 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granpooba View Post
    Well, nobody replied, thus I committed my OS GT 22 to the Eagle and my Revolver gets the DLE-20 !
    I would like to get this plane in the near future and use a dle 20ra. I have seen YouTube videos of this plane with both a dle 20 and the gt22. You can't go wrong with either engine. Keep us posted on your build and post some pics if you get a chance. I am interested to see your throttle linkage setup and placement of ignition and batts.

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    Ah, the Hangar 9 Christian Eagle II. I have one and a GOOD story to go with it. I first built the plane in February, 2013 and built it to be electric. Didn't like it, couldn't hear it because of the other 3 nitro flyers all flying at the same time. Nitro is my 1st choice too, so I pulled out the electric and installed an OS .95AX. Flew beautifully but the AX stunk. Now I have been in the hobby for over 25 years and have tuned many engines. This OS .95AX was a Bad Seed. Don't buy this engine. I have always had good results with the OS .91FX so I went to RC Universe and found two, brand new in the box and bought them both. Now this is a great engine, second only to my favorite, Webra engines. Anyway, I put the OS .91 in the Eagle and the sky's the limit. This plane flies great, but the CG is very important. My CG is at 5 1/2" back on the top wing, near the center. Back from the straight part of the leading edge. Also VERY important is to balance the plane laterally. Do this by after the plane is finished without fuel but EVERYTHING else is installed and ready to go, set the plane on a level surface and place the prop in a vertical position. Now just pull the plane up slightly from the top of the vertical prop and notice which wing drops. That wing is the heavy one. Simply add enough weight to the light wing TIP, until you get a rather good balance. Without this step, this plane will drop a wing on landing and you will now have a good, "rest of the day". I am turning a 14X7 APC and using 40% expo on all 3 surfaces. Flies great and lands smooth and LEVEL. RCRedBaron, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

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    Hey Red Baron

    Would you show us how you are getting the exhaust out of the cowl? I have a Saito 125 in mine and it is coming out!!!!! There is no way to keep the muffler on that engine with the 90 degree adapter you have to use.

    Thanks
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ID:	1928685Morning Ron,

    The pictures shown are my Eagle set up with full electric, so no muffler. When I converted it to the lousy OS .95AX, I used a pitts muffler. Today, with the new OS.91FX, a great engine, I am using the stock OS muffler with the cowling cut out around it. Fits well and it is barely noticed, except for the fact the muffler is gray and the cowling is white, ha. You are using a 4-stroke which I did as well in my scratch built "der jager", a WWI type of German fighter. See attached photo. Maybe you could call Horizon hobby and ask their customer service department if they have any extensions for the Saito 125 to keep it under the cowl.

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    I got one of these for my birthday & test flew it on the weekend. Flew well but needed quite a bit of down trim. C of G is a couple of mm in front of recommended.
    I am curious to know how these are going for the guys using either the DLE 20 or OS 22 GT? I have the OS which gives it heaps of power, but shakes the airframe alot at idle. The OS is really smooth above idle and the prop is perfectly balanced. I worry this airframe is too light to handle this motor in the long run.
    I don't have a flying problem, I can quit flying anytime I like.................


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