Piper L-4 Grasshopper from VQ Model

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Piper developed a military variant ("All we had to do," Bill Jr. is quoted as saying, "was paint the Cub olive drab to produce a military airplane"), variously designated as the O-59 (1941), L-4 (after April 1942), andNE (U.S. Navy). The L-4 Grasshopper was mechanically identical to the J-3 civilian Cub, but was distinguishable by the use of a lt Plexiglas greenhouse skylight and rear windows for improved visibility, much like the Taylorcraft L-2 and Aeronca L-3 also in use with the US armed forces. Carrying a single pilot and no passenger, the L-4 had a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h), a cruise speed of 75 mph (121 km/h), a service ceiling of 12,000 ft (3,658 m), a stall speed of 38 mph (61 km/h), an endurance of three hours, and a range of 225 mi (362 km). 5,413 L-4s were produced for U.S. forces, including 250 built for the U.S. Navy under contract as the NE-1 and NE-2.

 Features:

  • All Balsa and lite-ply construction
  • Fully covered in weathered detail
  • Fiberglass cowling
  • Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
  • Two piece wing with aluminium wing joiner
  • Door can open-close
  • Big battery hatch for Electric version

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Wingspan: 2710mm (106.7 in)
Length: 1720mm (67.7 in)

Weight: 6200 g (13.7 lbs)

Wingspan: 2710mm (106.6in.)
Fuselage: 1720mm (67.7in.)
Weight (ready to fly): 5800 - 6200 g
Glow engine: 26cc - 30cc / 2 stroke
Glow engine: 38cc / 4 stroke
Electric motor: Boost 160 with Lipo 22.2V - 5000 mAh x 2
Radio req: 6 channel / 8 servos

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