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Old 10-03-2011, 02:25 PM
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Default NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

Has anyone else seen the new Christen Eagle ARF offered by Hangar 9 ? I was hoping they would import the one from Seagull, but this looks just as good. Website is showing a mid November release date. All these NEW great looking planes, I just can't help myself!!
Old 10-03-2011, 03:45 PM
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Looks like it can be set up for glow or electric. Wingspan 54'' 800+ sq. in. wing area, 8 1/2 to 10lbs flying weight. I'm guessing it would be a great fit for a DLE 20 for power with that huge cowling. It also looks like it has plug in wings for easy transportation. I just sold my 1/3 scale GP Eagle, looks like this will be in my hangar next.
Old 10-04-2011, 07:07 PM
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Now we know why they wouldn't import the seagull. I bet its a rebranded/reworked Seagull with the H9 badge on it? Specs look very very similar. Nice looking Eagle. Glad they took the time to do the actual 8 color scheme on it, and not the normal boring 4 color scheme. Great job Horizon!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 10-05-2011, 12:48 AM
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A few months back I e-mailed customer support and asked if they planned on importing the Seagull kit. The reply was that Horizon had something very similar in the works, and to keep checking the web site for updates. I guess this is what they were referring to. I'm sure it will be worth the wait!!
Old 10-05-2011, 02:49 PM
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A nice juicy Pitts special would have been better.
Old 10-05-2011, 03:13 PM
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BH Models makes a Pitts that is a little bigger than the Eagle and it is also a beautiful kit. I have the Eagle on back order, and the BH Pitts in the build queue.
Old 10-05-2011, 10:46 PM
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The BH Pitts is no longer on the menu at Hobby People. They had a killer deal on them back in the summer. Don't know what happened.

Old 12-18-2011, 03:29 PM
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Alright guys the UPS guy delivered my Eagle. Looks really good, the covering job is fantastic. I will post pics when time permits. Overall impression I'm very happy with it. Should be a great match with the Saito 120.
Old 12-18-2011, 03:35 PM
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Handyman,
How are you comming on the BH Pitts? Is there a build thread on it?
I have one in the box that I have a magnum 180 just waiting to get assembled.

R.L.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:29 PM
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Cubcrasher, mine is also still in the box. There is a thread on RCU search( Re:Why no love for the Pitts S1???) I don't know why the kit didn't get more of a response, it really is a beautiful plane. There is also a thread in RCGroups
Old 12-18-2011, 05:50 PM
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I picked up my eagle the other day. It looks great except for the top of the turtle deck. has some ridges from when they bent the balsa over it, but it is not bad enough to worry about. Will not get to start on the build until after the new year. I am thinking of a DLE 20 for power but have a Saito .125 already so just have to make up my mind. Will be watching for any build tips that show up on here.
Old 12-19-2011, 02:08 AM
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lets see some pictures of those Eagels please
Old 02-01-2012, 09:51 AM
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Finally getting around to installing the DLE 20. It will fit completely inside ofthe cowl wit just the tips of the pipes and possably the plug wire.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:43 PM
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I was going to install a Saito 120 in mine, but after seeing yours I might have to rethink my options!
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need video
Old 02-14-2012, 08:09 AM
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I finally got the cowl on. I am happy the way it turned out, might have to baffle the air to cool the engine. I did open up holes like the full size, hoping that it will be enough cooling.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:27 AM
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Looking good. I like what you did.
Old 02-14-2012, 09:33 AM
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Bob, that looks great. I am fired up about this because I was wanting this plane but with a gas engine and didn't really want a Saito 4 stroke gasser. Now, to find out how it performs!!!

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Bob,

Could you post some pics of the underside of the cowl to show exactly how you cut the cowl? Also, which brand of muffler are you using? Thanks.
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Default RE: NEW HANGAR 9 CHRISTEN EAGLE

RCU is getting one for review, I should be getting it shortly, I'm very excited, I always loved the looks of this plane.

We are using the recommended nitro setup on it with the Saito engine.
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I will post a picture lookig at the bottom tomarrow as tonight would not be good with the boss The pitts muffler is the compact JTec but there is plenty of room for the regular one.
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Here is a couple pics from the bottom.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:36 AM
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eagerly awaiting test flight results, my DLE will be delivered today and can't wait to get it installed. hoping to fly it this weekend, weather permitting. where did you have to place the batteries to get it to balance.

Kevin
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I have not installed the batteries yet. It is balanced at 4 7/8" now so should nothave any problem getting it ballanced ok. Will have to wait for my first flight, went to the flying field oday and there is about 5" of snow onthe runway.
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my DlE arrived today and I mounted it this evening, the whole plane feels so light after I got it all installed, will test run it tomorrow night.

Kevin

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