L4 Grasshopper

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L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » October 16th, 2016, 9:42 am

been working on this one for sometime but thought i'd share some progress......started life as a Sig 1/4 scale cub kit but now converted to a L4......lots of changes.....new cowl.....new interior......new rudder/elevators......lots more......just some trim to add to the greenhouse and other bits......got a laser 100 up front......cheers



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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » October 16th, 2016, 9:43 am

can't seem to get the images to work....

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby Rob Buckley » October 16th, 2016, 10:27 am

Click on the 'Attachments' tab just below the submit button and you can upload your pictures there, add files and then place inline.
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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » October 16th, 2016, 10:42 am

thanks Rob......i'll remember that....:-)

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby Rob Buckley » October 16th, 2016, 2:36 pm

No worries, looks a tidy job of a nice model
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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » December 1st, 2016, 10:04 pm

been making the baffle covers from lithoplate.....sprayed gloss black as full size.....next complete the dummy exhaust....will CNC the patterns

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » December 17th, 2016, 6:00 pm

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dummy inlets and exhausts finished, just need some paint on the exhausts

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » December 17th, 2016, 6:04 pm

radio near complete....

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby Steve Morris » December 18th, 2016, 8:07 am

Beautiful job Dave

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » December 18th, 2016, 8:50 pm

Thanks Steve......:-)

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » December 18th, 2016, 10:24 pm

Lovely work Dave

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » December 19th, 2016, 3:51 pm

Thanks Alan......:-)

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » January 25th, 2017, 2:49 pm

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » February 7th, 2017, 9:11 am

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cowls complete with 'R' clips......move onto finishing the interior

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » February 7th, 2017, 7:41 pm

Everyone thinks a piper cub type is a simple aircraft, i didnt know it had so much detail, fantastic Dave!

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » February 8th, 2017, 9:53 am

Thanks Alan.......this lovely little aircraft never seems to get the praise like a jet or spitfire......would love to work on a full size version......:-).....

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby Rob Crawford » February 8th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Excellent workmanship there!

Great detail on the dummy motor.

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » March 5th, 2017, 2:01 pm

]rear seat to original spec

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Re: L4 Grasshopper

Postby dave tilbury » April 26th, 2018, 1:24 pm

took to the sky for the first time on Sunday.......flew really well.....very happy....

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