L-4A Grasshopper 106" ARF

L-4A Grasshopper 106in Wingspan ARF

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L-4A Grasshopper 106in Wingspan ARF
L-4A Grasshopper 106in Wingspan ARF
L-4A Grasshopper 106in Wingspan ARF

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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), and NE (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.


  • All Balsa and Light-Ply construction
  • Fully covered with weathered detailing
  • Fibreglass cowling
  • Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
  • Two piece wing with Aluminium wing joiner
  • Door can open-close
  • Big battery hatch for Electric version


  • Assembly instructions with stage-by-stage illustrations - [ Download ]
  • Plywood seat
  • Fibreglass cowling with cowling hatch can open - close
  • Aluminium landing gear, Plastic cover & Wheels
  • Aluminium wing joiner
  • Wing struts
  • Engine mounts
  • Spinner
  • Fuel tank
  • Decals and all hardware

Required Hardware (Not Supplied)

  • Transmitter, Motor, Propeller, Servos, Battery, Extension Leads, Glue, Tools and Silicone Fuel Line.

Recommended Hardware


Wingspan:106.6in (2710mm)
Fuselage Length:67.7in (1720mm)
Weight (Ready to fly):5.8 - 6.2kg
Engine:26cc - 30cc (2-Stroke) / 38cc (4-Stroke)
Radio:Minimum 6-Channels with 8 servos (Motor control x 1, Aileron x 2, Elevator x 2, Rudder x 1 ,Flap x 2
Electric Motor:TBC
Battery:Lipo 22.2V - 5000 mAh x 2

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Order Code: VQA103
Manufactured By: VQ Models