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Piper L-4 “Grasshopper”
Main Display Hangar
Dimensions & Capacity
Crew: 2 – 1 Pilot & 1 Passenger
Length: 22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft 3 in (10.74 m)
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Empty Weight: 765 lb (345 kg)
Max Take Off Weight: 1,220 lb (550 kg)
Speed: 76 kn (87 mph, 140 km/h)
Service Ceiling: 11,500 ft (3,500 m)
Range: 191 nmi (220 mi, 354 km)
One famous L-4 was nicknamed "Rosie the Rocketeer" - This L-4 had 6 bazookas. 3 strapped under each wing.
Proudly Owned and Operated by Jacks Air Service Inc.
Built On the Piper J-3 Club
The Piper J-3 Cub is an American light aircraft that was built between 1938 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. The aircraft has a simple, lightweight design which gives it good low-speed handling properties and short-field performance. The Cub is Piper Aircraft’s most-produced model, with nearly 20,000 built in the United States. Its simplicity, affordability, and popularity invokes comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile.
The aircraft is a high-wing, strut-braced monoplane with a large-area rectangular wing. It is most often powered by an air-cooled, flat-4 piston engine driving a fixed-pitch propeller. Its fuselage is a welded steel frame covered in fabric, seating two people in tandem. The Cub was designed as a trainer. It had great popularity in this role and as a general aviation aircraft. Due to its performance, it was well suited for a variety of military uses such as reconnaissance, liaison, and ground control. It was produced in large numbers during World War II as the L-4 Grasshopper. Many Cubs are still flying today. Cubs are highly prized as bush aircraft. The aircraft’s standard chrome yellow paint came to be known as “Cub Yellow” or “Lock Haven Yellow”.