Thanks for the info. I look forward to the review. That's two for Eagle one for Skybolt and one vote for an ultimate - which I don't believe I am ready for yet. Hmmmm....
The Ultimate is an easier to handle plane than the Eagle.
I would say the Skybolt is the easiest to handle, followed by the Ultimate, and the Eagle is last.
Not that there is anything wrong with the Eagle, but the Christen Eagle is better suited to a more advanced flyer.
I have to disagree with Barracudahockey ( though I normally agree with everything he posts... ). The Eagle's short tail makes it tend to yaw at run-up, particularly if you have a powerful or overpowered motor/engine.
Unless you build it very light, it will have a "higher than you may be used to" landing speed that tends to "get" people not used to greasing in Bi-Planes.
That said, it tumbles and snap rolls the best of all three planes, again because of the short tail. Inverted spins and blenders are great.
The Eagle is very similiar to a Pitts in performance and flight characteristics and has similiar quirks too.