Wright Museum - Piper L-4 Grasshopper
Bill Maloney

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Piper L4 Grasshopper Specifications:

Piper Cubs at other Aviation Museums in the northeast
Piper Super Cub Piper J3-L-65 Cub
To see what a Piper Super Cub can do in the hands of a capable pilot, you've got to see the Flying Farmer portion of the Sunday airshows at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum in Rhinebeck, NY A Piper J3-L-65 Cub can be found at the New England Air Museum near Hartford, CT
Piper L-21 Piper L4 Grasshopper
An L-21 Replica at the 1941 Historic Aircraft Group Museum in Geneseo, NY A Piper J3 Cub at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA
  Piper J3-L-65 Cub
  A Piper J3-L-65 Cub can be found at the Piper Aviation Museum in Lock Haven, PA

Length: 22 feet, 5 inches
35 feet, 3 inches
6 feet, 8 inches
Empty - 750lbs Max Takeoff - 1,200lbs
Max Speed: 87mph
Cruise Speed: 75mph
Range: 220 miles
Service Ceiling: 11,300 feet
Fuel Capacity: 36 gallons
Powerplant: Continental O-65 opposed air cooled four cylinder 65hp
First Flight : 1938
Cost: $995

Here is an outstanding Youtube clip of a Piper L4 Grasshopper sideslipping in for a landing. c Video of Two Piper L4 Grasshoppers taking off and flying in formation.

Steve Denis, a longtime automotive mechanic and auto shop teacher wrote that this particular Piper L4 is probably airworthy:

" Well the issuance was 1992 and the last action on it was late 2007 so it's "assumed" to be airworthy with a simple annual required. The AW cert has not been revoked AND, it still has the N-number which it is required (as I understand) to display unless the cert has been revoked. I'd think they'd have painted over the numbers for realism if there wasn't a legal issue involved. "

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