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Old 06-16-2010, 11:02 PM
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It is a Eagle 580 46/81 EP It weighs 6lbs 15 oz. It flys great I just have trouble getting on the ground in one piece.
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Thanks for the weight on your Eagle 580 46/81 EP. I am at 8lbs 5 oz. I am 1 lb 7oz. heavier. I sure am paying a weight penalty with the RCGF 15 CC gasser. Our field is flooded with all the rain. It will be into next week before I can fly again.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:17 AM
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I just ordered one, how hard are these to land?

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:18 PM
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I feel that it lands very well with no surprizes. At least as easy as my P-47 thunder bolts ( 60 size ). One 65 " Hanger 9 and , one 67 inch wing span P-47 razor back by Model Tech.  How ever my EP 46 580 is over weight by at least 1 lb do to a 15 CC RCGF gasser. If I come in too slow the nose starts to drop then I just add a little throtle. I am looking into making it an electric to loose a little weight. If that adds up to be almost as heavy I have a saito 100 that will definately hover this plane. Hope this helps. The Matt Chapman Cap EP 580 is a nice looking bird. Good luck.

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:25 AM
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cool a gasser  well i have a 55 ax going on mine cant wait to fly her  lets get this forom rolling guys
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:37 PM
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Just bought this guy, hope it turns out to be a fantastic flyer.  I've been eyeballing it, the Extra 300sp and Revovler for months.  Finally settled on the Eagle 580.  I am planning on using an Evolution .61 2 stroke, but in the future I plan on upgrading to 4 stroke or maybe get into electric power.  Just had that engine setting around needing a home.  Anyone have any experience with using the evolution on this plane?  What prop combo would make this beast perform like a champ?

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Old 07-29-2011, 11:41 PM
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Tower is having a huge sale right now til 7/31
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:15 AM
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wel the sale is over
but in still buying the daggon thing jsut 25 bucks more i have a 55 ax for it hope it makes it boogie thoughts guys??
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:07 AM
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I have been flying this plane for about 6 months with an OS61 FX. She is AWSOME!! Unlimited Vertical, Super Fast rolls, and man she is fast!! It will tip stall if you dont keep your speed on theturnsand she lands a little hot. But all in all , a GREATPLANE!!!
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:04 AM
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sounds nose heavy, but if you like it...
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I've been flying one with a Saito 56 and its a bullet. Good vertical and plenty of power.

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hi guys its feb . an have my eagle 580 53' in build so what motor should i use  the  os 62-v the 95-v or the 75ax i know il run the 95-v inverted any one have any experiences with the four strokes i menchied ??

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:58 PM
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hi guys its feb . an have my eagle 580 53' in build so what motor should i use  the  os 62-v the 95-v or the 75ax i know il run the 95-v inverted any one have any experiences with the four strokes i menchied ??

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:33 AM
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Any one of those engines would work, but I think the 62 would be the best choice. the AX 75 isalot ofengine for this airplane,and too heavy

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:30 AM
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Wouldn't recommend any of those. Try the 65ax or the 55ax.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:26 AM
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The matt chapman580 53is a great airplane. no hidden surprises iv got a saito fa-91 4 stroke with a 14x6 propon mine had to change motor mount the one that came with the plane was to weak for the saito-91 it fit but after first flight started to break . replace with alum.mount buy changeing mount . took the lead out of the nose.with the stk. mount it took 2 oz. of lead to bal .it was tail heavy. bal. at 3 3/4 flys perfect also needs more elevator on low setting. iv got rates set to high all the way around with 20% expo.on alerons only. she is a very sharp airplane and a looker. flys real well inverted for a cap. landing are very stable and with enough elevator she lands like a kitten . it 's a plane that has to be flown to the runway . then slowly idle down and she. makes a soft landing with enough elavator feed .have not seen any stall proublems. i rate this air plane as a 10+ it's not a trainer. not a good plane for a beginner. anyway im thinking of getting the big one with a dle -100. have fun guys see ya at the field
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:58 PM
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Big one is not the same design. But flies super nice with a 85.
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Anyone has a Chapman with a 95AX?
I do have a 55AX available, but since I read someone has a 75AX on one and the 75 has the same base size as the 95 and is even heavier than the 95, so I thought maybe the 95 would provide lots of power and still not too heavy.

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