The L-4 was the militarised version of the Piper Aircraft J-3 Cub. The L-4 Grasshopper was used in all theaters of war in WW2 and was applied to many different applications from an observer, fire direction, front line liaison, glider pilot instruction and as a courier plane, it would be fair to say that the L-4 was a total success in military form. The L-4 Grasshoppers also made history by participating in the last dogfight of WW2 in Europe when it was involved in a pistol fight with a Fiesler Storch!
Our latest offering of the Piper L-4 Grasshopper is an almost ready to fly traditionally built balsa and light ply constructed scale replica and professionally covered in a period color scheme.
Like all L-4 Grasshoppers their high wing and light wing loading combine to give you a pleasurable flying warbird with the ability to perform scale aerobatics and short take-offs and landings.
• High wing warbird design
• Almost ready to fly kit
• Short take off and landing design
• Traditional balsa and light ply construction
• Professionally covered
• Ready for your choice of gas engine or electric motor
• Fiberglass and paint matched cowl
• Landing gear included
• All related hardware
Wing Span: 1620mm (64")
Length: 1250mm (49")
Airframe Weight: 1600g
1 x Piper Aircraft L-4 Grasshopper ARF kit
1 x Instruction manual
All related hardware (including undercarriage)
Minimum 5 channel transmitter and receiver
.46 2-stroke/.52~70 4-stroke or 600~800watt electric power system
Receiver battery (Glow power)
4~5 Standard Servos
Building tools and glues
Experience with ARF balsa and ply RC models