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"Christen Eagle At Stearman Field (Benton Airport, KS)"

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  • Shown here in its classic paint scheme, the Christen Eagle is a popular competition-grade acrobatic bipllane -- commonly compared to (and competing with) the Pitts S-2A. Often seen at airshows and acro competitoins. The Christen (NOT 'Christian', as it's often misspelled) Eagle is readily distinguished from the similar-sized Pitts by a sleeker one-piece landing gear leg, a more-squared-off vertical tail, a truly aerodynamic engine cowl, and a huge, long bubble canopy covering both seats -- and also by this colorful trademark "eagle" paint scheme, widely repeated on a high percentage of the fleet. Available originally in kit form (famed as one of the best-quality kits ever offered for any kitplane), it has since been acquired by Aviat Aircraft of Afton, WY, who offers it (kit or manufactured) as the Aviat Eagle II (see website at http://www.aviataircraft.com/eagle.html ). Famed aviation writer Budd Davisson -- Pitts afficionado, acrobatics instructor and and world-class expert reviewer of acro-planes / taildraggers -- on his great website airbum.com, calls the Eagle the equal of the Pitts S-2A, if not better (see http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepPeanut ChristenEagle.html ), arguably his highest compliment. See more at http://museum.eaa.org/collection/aircraf t/christen%20eagles.a

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  • Christen Eagle Aviat Budd Davisson
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  • 62.3 mm
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