The L-4 was the military version of the J-3 Cub, Piper said that the conversion to a military spec was no more difficult than some green paint! Used for artillery 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 also has the distinction of participating in the last dogfight of WW2 (ETO) when it was involved in a pistol fight with a Fiesler Storch!
This superbly built ARF suits a 20cc gas engine and of course would also accept around 1.20 glow, it would also be an easy electric conversion, requiring a minimum of a 6s power train. The scale color scheme features invasion stripes, ideal for orientation, also there are many scale details that will make this a model to be proud of, they include full scale, working under-carriage, scale rigging and struts, vac formed windows and so on. For practicality, one door is hinged and secured with magnets, and the 2pc removable wing makes transportation a synch.
Material: Pre-covered Balsa/Ply
Wing Span: 2350mm (92.51")
Flying Weight: 5100g~5200g
Wing area: 77dm2
Wing Airfoil: NACA 4412
Wing Loading: 66~68 dm2
Your own 5 Channel TX & RX
7 Standard Size Servos
20cc Gas Engine
Note: Due to the size and weight of this plane it is not available for shipping to all countries. However, this model can now be purchased from our USA warehouse and will be available from our DE and AUS warehouses shortly.
Hmotnost ( g )
Received mine Oct13/2016 Perfect packing job! Double boxed with tons of air pillows.
The box was crushed at one end but the packaging saved the plane. The finish is great. My dad loves it (birthday present to him) But we both agreed that the landing gear metal looks great...but is VERY heavy and perhaps will be changed for something much lighter(Im talking about almost 1 kilo!) Going to be putting a 26cc in this one.Hallo,
die L4 ist ein gelungenes Modell, wenn man ein paar gravierende Dinge ändert. Zum einen passt die Befestigung des Fahrwerks am Rumpf nicht. Hier muss man mit einer Flex und einem Schweißgerät arbeiten. Für die Federung des Fahrwerks hat sich der Beilegende Gummi nicht bewährt. Hier sollte man 6 mm breite Streifen von einem alten Fahrradschlauch verwenden.
Des weiteren ist die Folie im Bereich Cockpit nicht richtig fest hier muss man sorgfältig nach bügeln. Am besten man nutzt zusätzlich Oracover https://www.oracover.de/index.php/katalog/artikelinfo/67-1-show-oracover_air_kleber_100_ml.html
Die Folie selbst ist in Ordnung.
Ein weiteres Problem ist die Befestigung der Cockpittüren. Ich habe Panzertape genommen, aber richtig glücklich bin ich damit auch noch nicht.
je post mon deuxième commentaire sur mon piper je suis très satisfait de mon achat, j'ai décidé de le réentoiler au solartex vert et gris j'ai fais refaire les bandes lettrages et cocardes. voici le lien de ma video le setup est indiqué. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjw4x45MlA&feature=shareMy first comment has to be the poor quality of the landing gear, the mounting on the plane are 112.5 mm apart and the left hand mounting on the landing gear is 102 mm, the right hand is 100 mm. I've had to cut off the brackets and weld in the correct position. The inserts for the wing struts were missing from the hardware. The covering seems to tear with the slightest amount of pressure. There are no instructions included with the plane, although they are in the files tab, but the plane has been upgraded since the files were put up. the upgrades are to rectify complaints about build and quality control issues but they still seem to have further improvements to make. A nice looking plane and stable flyer let down by QC issuesnotre piper L4 vol trs bien notre setup
NTM 4258 500KV 1300w esc 80 AMP hlice turnigy ultra light wood 15x8 accus lipo 6s 5000mah, CG 106mm impratif notice fausse pour 98mm CG 106 110 parfait.
autonomie 20 min de vol.
I bought two kits Piper L4 good qualiit except stabilizer that will be repeated this winter, all very correct, careful guy fixing it are functional, ours are equipped with an electric motor.
here's our setup :
NTM 4258 500KV motor 1300W
Turnigy ultralight wood propeller 15x8 batteries lipo 6s 5000mah 40C
weight 5kg flight orde .
CG imperative still 106mm without problem a little bit back 1cm .
Flight time 20 min lot of power. HK thank you a beautiful airplane that flies beautifully. EXPO differential
To be honest - this plane is a complete fail! Mine needs a complete rebuild and new covering, there are so much issues that they would fill some sides to write them all down. The worst issues are a wrong designed fuselage former at the rear causing the elevator pushrods to move very hard. The door has a really bad fit, you could throw a newspaper between fuselage and upper door. The covering is flimsy and very sensitive. The wooden plate for mounting the servos is bad quality, it`s impossible to screw down a servo there without some reinforcements. I need new covering film, Solartex, and a new set of decals. Purchsing Solartex and making new decals will raise the price of this plane to nearly 400 bucks. I wanted to fly it this year, but now i put it away as a winter project. If i only had choosen the 1400mm EPO version... but i wanted the big one, now i have the big work with it.The model looks nice and flashy, robust easy to build; has the disadvantage of having a coating shrink poor quality, you have to be very careful not to damage during construction. The termoretribile repairing difficult because the green color is obtained by painting. The weight of the model is 5800 g-powered OS 120 four-stroke.
In September I will carry out the flight tests.
I received my Piper L4 it is very beautiful well protected just a small defect on the bonnet but underneath so it is not seen .
it y ' flaw painting has been better able to be made on the connector body are on top but for the price we just not too much to say , I'll redo the black and white stripes on the wing and fuselage .
on the whole kit is good .
thank you HK 5 crowns. I offered to my father for his birthday now
commande pass le 10/04/15 reu le 16/04/15
trs bien emball, trs belle finition, inventaire il manque rien, trs satisfait.
rien de cass.
cadeau pour l'anniversaire de mon pre, le piper L4 est tellement beau je vais acheter un deuxime pour moi.