iowa's L-4 project!

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iowa's L-4 project!

Post by iowa » Mon May 07, 2007 10:48 am

i made the deal last night!
i am the proud owner of
a 1942 L-4B grasshopper!!
not much to look at yet
but neither were my jeeps.
i'll keep you all updated
on this thread.
svenn's cycle is also very cool
and i'll have to get one someday
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Post by Marc Open » Mon May 07, 2007 12:22 pm

Cripes Iowa, that is a project and a half....
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Post by Dino! » Mon May 07, 2007 2:35 pm

Hey Doc,
Are you going to restore it to air worthiness or just display? I ask cause that frame looks a little scary.

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Post by svenn » Mon May 07, 2007 2:39 pm

cool!!!

Looking forward to see the progress.. Did it come with an engine?

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Post by DavidA » Mon May 07, 2007 2:47 pm

Is that a WWII rose trellis? :shock:


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Post by Jon » Mon May 07, 2007 2:49 pm

Yowzers...... :shock: .....

Hey Dave I have this bridge I'm sure you'd be interested in...Nah..... seriously....you sure can pick the ones needing a "few repairs"...

Looks doable, with time and patience.....OH!....and patients..... lots of patients who will pay their bills...so you can pay the bills.

Is this for after the Slat and the MG....?

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Post by iowa » Mon May 07, 2007 7:27 pm

yes, this is after the slat and mg
well....maybe after the slat!
i will painstakingly restore it to new.
i have an A+P and AI to monitor each step
(one has to follow the rules of FAA
if one wants a type certified airplane)
the complete airplane it there...less the fabric covering.
the fuselage is toast!
this plane was crashed into a hill
while coyote hunting here in iowa!!
took out the landing gear and fuselage.
one wing tip is broken but all in all, its not that bad.
i'll update from time to time.
here is pic of the engine
all 65HP of it
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Post by Jon » Mon May 07, 2007 8:19 pm

He must have backed into that mountain... engine is a 65-hp Continental..... is that right....it looks in good shape Dave.

Shussssshhhh....I used to build super scale R/C aircraft......still have the plans for a few when I'm finished on the jeep.... that's if I can stop Mikey from mooching engines off me...
I flew a Piper Cub for about 10 minutes once out over Hervey Bay, it's owned by a friend who also has a Tiger Moth which he took for a swim off Fraser Island about 12 months ago.

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Specifications (L-4B):
Engine: One 65-hp Continental A65 flat-four piston engine
Weight: Empty 640 lbs.,
Max Takeoff 1,100 lbs.
Wing Span: 35ft. 2.5in.
Length: 22ft. 3in.
Height: 6ft. 8in.
Performance:
Maximum Speed: 92 mph
Ceiling: 12,000 ft.
Range: 250 miles
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Post by iowa » Tue May 08, 2007 7:07 am

your stats are correct jon
cruising speed is usually about 75mph
and can you guess how long it would
take one to climb to 12k feet in a cub?
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Post by Jon » Tue May 08, 2007 12:11 pm

John and I put that Pup's nose into the wind over Hervey Bay, and cruised all the rick folk areas, you wouldn't believe how slow the ground speed was, we were being passed by bicycles.
The good news is, those rich folk own back yard pools and the number of young Mums who sunbake in the nude is amazing.....we got lots of waves.....funny way of waving tho'. just the single diget usually. heaps of fun....lots of laughs.
I'll see if I can find the write up of him putting his Tiger Moth into the ocean.

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Post by iowa » Tue May 08, 2007 12:50 pm

we don't have many rich people around here
and even fewer swimming pools.
and beings my daughter is on swim team
i'd better never fly over and catch her in the buff!!
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Post by Jon » Tue May 08, 2007 12:58 pm

Hehehehe.....yeah.. best if you don't do that Dave....

Every second house around here has a backyard pool of some description, especially in Hervey Bay which is only 15minutes away by car...

Check Google Earth.....Hervey Bay airport has been enlarged to now take jet aircraft ..... no Jumbo's yet....TGFT.....

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Post by iowa » Thu May 10, 2007 12:41 pm

it came home yesterday!!
for better or worse!!
what do you all think?
dave
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Post by Jon » Thu May 10, 2007 1:18 pm

iowa wrote: what do you all think?
dave
I think you need to clean up that mess in the garage and make room for it mate!....OH... :shock: .. that is IT!.....hehehehe

It's a good start Dave.....

JR
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Post by Paul FitzGerald » Thu May 10, 2007 4:18 pm

Nice Wall paper. Hmmmmmm
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