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Old Oct 03, 2011, 05:35 PM
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New hangar 9 christen eagle

Just saw this on the Horizon website. A 120 size Christen Eagle. This is just the right size, too bad it didn't come along sooner I already have the GP 46 size kit. Might have to buy this one also!!
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 07:09 PM
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just so you guys know, this plane doesnt attend church regularly on sundays..... its a christen eagle, named after its designer frank christensen
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 08:27 PM
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...010#quickSpecs

Oh... Yeah... Very Nice! Just the right size. On my to purchase list...
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Do you guys think a ZG20 fits in there?
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 06:07 PM
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oh boy, it looks like i need another plane.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 01:18 PM
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It might fit but is far too heavy. Would add 20-24 ounces to the airplane by the time you got it balanced.


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Old Oct 11, 2011, 02:02 PM
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what gas engine would you recommend? Would a Saito FG20 be a better fit?
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 03:07 PM
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The FG20 is also heavier than the 1.25 (5.4 ounces), then you still need an ignition battery. For this model we opted not to recommend a gas powerplant.

The FG20 will fit and the model will fly ok, but not be quite as sprightly due to the extra weight.

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Old Oct 11, 2011, 03:29 PM
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ok thanks, I'm kinda having a real struggle with the glow engines... I usually fly electric and I like my models to be clean after flight
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 07:36 PM
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Engine choice

Saito 125 Golden Knight should look and work great in this bird!!!
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 08:16 PM
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I forwarded that link to my brother..... he has been looking for a 90 size C. E. for some time now..... he will have one in his stable before spring come hell or high water....thanks for the link
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:58 AM
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I bet it would fly nicely with a DLE 20... only about 4 oz more than a Saito 125 with the ignition.
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 08:20 AM
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I'm excited for this plane! I have a Scorpion 4025-12 440 kV & 80A ESC sitting around that may work well for this. Using my collection of 4500mah 4s packs in series for 8s, this thing could be really fun!


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Old Oct 25, 2011, 08:41 PM
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Okay, I ran the numbers and the Scorpion I have as spare would not be a great candidate Power 90 it will probably be, unless I find another alternative by the time it's released!

I'm looking forward to this plane! I actually was dreaming about it a few times today while at work. I had to snap myself out of it
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 02:43 AM
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I'm liking this one too, and just happen to have an 8s 3800 power system that will work great. It seems small considering I'm running the same size of power system in 70"-ish size airframes. I understand that it's a bipe, but the fuse is the same length of the planes that I run one 4s 3800 in. It just hope it's not a pig with the recommended power system in it. Kind of worried that they just needed the big power system to make it balance. We'll see.

The manual is out now, and battery placement looks a little tricky. Actually looks like they tell you to strap the packs down while the cowling is off for easier access. Maybe I'll try to make some sort of removeable tray that bolts in with a thumbscrew.
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