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Sep 17, 2009, 10:19 AM
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The first official Piper L-4 Grasshopper 250 ARF by E-flite Thread!

Just found this on Horizon's site;

Wingspan:38.2 in (970mm)
Overall Length:23.7 in (600mm)
Wing Area:210 sq in (13.5 sq dm)
Flying Weight:9.00-9.70oz (255-275g)
Motor Size:250 size brushless
Radio:4+ channels
Servos:E-flite/Spektrum S60
Trim Scheme Colors:Hanger 9 Ultracote Parklite Olive Drab (HANU0811); Parklite Gray (HANU0816); Ultracote White (HANU870); Ultracote Black (HANU874)
Prop Size:GWS 6x5
Hardware Included:Yes
Speed Control :E-flite 10 amp brushless
Recommended Battery:E-flite 430 2S
Assembly Time:3-5 Hours
Is Assembly Required:Yes
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Sep 17, 2009, 11:05 AM
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I have been discussing this plane with a friend and he believes the 10 AMP ESC will not last with the recommended digital servos. So, what is your opinion??
Sep 17, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Don't use digital servo's. There's really no need for them in a model such as this. If you use a separate BEC then I guess any 8g servos (HS55 for example) will be fine.

Nice plane, and not a million miles off scale. Its crying out for matt varnish though. The gloss finish really smacks you in the face
Last edited by Stuart Warne; Sep 17, 2009 at 02:14 PM.
Sep 17, 2009, 02:04 PM
The building never ends!
Originally Posted by pdansalvish
I have been discussing this plane with a friend and he believes the 10 AMP ESC will not last with the recommended digital servos. So, what is your opinion??
Err, E-Flite S60s are analog servos. They're not the most reliable servos I've ever used, but that's why you pick up E-Flite S75s, or Hitec HS-55s instead and eat the eight grams of total weight penalty. The E-Flite 10A ESC's BEC will run four analog sub-micro servos until the end of time.
Sep 17, 2009, 03:37 PM
Warbird & Jet Lover
We fly with a similar setup all day long in the 4-Site, a 3D aerobatic foamy that works the servos and hence the BEC a lot harder than this L-4 ever will, even with only 3 servos in the 4-Site.
Sep 17, 2009, 04:20 PM
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10 amp E-flite ESC

Hey guys the E-flite 10 amp ESC will run the analog eflites or the spectrum digitals with no problem. We have it listed with the spectrum digitals because the flight pack we sell with the AR6300 and 4 S60's is the ideal setup for the plane.

The little plane flies really well and handles just like a larger cub.

We should have a video up by tomorrow


David Payne
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Sep 17, 2009, 04:37 PM
Wishing I was at Torrey Pines
dee-grose's Avatar
Looks nice...really nice!

Sep 17, 2009, 08:51 PM
I eat glue
Heh, No fair!! They copied the colour scheme I used on my Tritle L-4!
Sep 17, 2009, 10:26 PM
just go FLY !!
brn-grose's Avatar
Very cool plane, how about a 7AC Champ in the 250 size. hmmmm that would be cool!

Sep 18, 2009, 02:16 AM
revving and pulling too hard
kiwilama's Avatar
Great plane in a great size - how about a super cub?
Sep 18, 2009, 08:24 AM
Off we go.............
SabreHawk's Avatar
Boy E-flite just keeps'em coming dont they? Whew, yet another must have plane comes our way.


I can attest to Eflite's ESC's having THE best and most robust BEC there is, bar none. I trust them 100%
Sep 18, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Hey Everybody,

The video for the Grasshopper is posted on the site now.

David Payne
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Sep 18, 2009, 09:59 AM
Fly DW foamies!
appleflyer's Avatar
thats too cool
Sep 18, 2009, 11:31 AM
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Video link;
Sep 18, 2009, 04:15 PM
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i really wish that e-flite would make a scale super cub about the size of the grasshopper..who agrees?

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