Hangar 9’s Christen Eagle has been on shop shelves for a few months now. As you'd expect, it's built using laser-cut balsa and ply supplemented by a glass-fibre cowl and wheel spats along with full hardware including a spinner.

A lot of prefabrication is evident from the factory fitted pilot and canopy through to the cabanes and struts that undercarriage that simply bolt and screw down into position. That famous Eagle scheme has been applied at the factory too so, as you can see, stunning it really is. 

This one is for a 1.20 four-stroke engine or one of E-flite's Power 90 outrunners and 8 Li-Po cells, the RRP is £299.99 and, all being well, the review will appear in RCM&E's June 2012 issue.  www.horizonhobby.co.uk

DATAFILE
Name:    Christen Eagle II 90
Model type:   ARTF Scale
Manufactured by:  Hangar 9
UK distributor:   Horizon Hobby UK   
RRP:    £299.99
Wingspan:   54” (1370mm)
Fuselage length:  50.75” (1290mm)
All-up weight:   8-9lbs
Wing area:   878 sq. in.
Wing loading:   24 oz / sq. ft.
Functions (servos): Ailerons (2), elevator (1), rudder (1), throttle (1).
Engine req’d:   .90 two-stroke or 1.25 four-stroke
Motor req’d: E-flite Power 90, 8S Li-Po, 80-amp ESC, 17x8 APCe prop