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Old 10-12-2019, 10:45 PM
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Bill Hempel 1/4 Scale 50CC L4 Grasshopper Marine Colors

Hey Everyone. This build is complete and I maddened her two weeks ago. I had some engine trouble with my DLE 55RA. It would only given me about 1/4 power. She flew just fine with 1/4 power. So brought her back in and tore it apart to find the problem. So I will start this thread off this way but will go right into the build Log.

In another thread, I am building a Phoenix Models 20cc F4U Corsair. There I post videos of my friend Henry's videos where he built the Army version of this aircraft 6 years ago. He was a big part of helping me through this build because you get no instructions with this ARF.

Here is the unboxing videos from youtube.
UNBOXING BILL HEMPEL MARINE L-4 50 CC PART 1 (6 min 31 sec)

UNBOXING MY FRIENDS BILL HEMPEL 50CC MARINE L-4 PART 2 (10 min 19 sec)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KTY_ONYUwg
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:47 PM
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3rd in there series

UNBOXING BILL HEMPEL 50CC MARINE L-4 WINGS AND PARTS PART 3 (2 min 8 sec)
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:23 AM
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Here are some videos of my friend Henry’s Bill Hempel 1/4 Scale L4 Grasshopper. This is the olive drab version of the same airframe. Henry built it six years ago. There was no manual with this plane then or now. Henry’s expert building techniques were shared with many others on the web who gave him no credit for his great ideas. Just to set the record straight. Not that Henry real cares about recognition. He loves the hobby and loves to help others. Not just in the hobby but life in general.
Here is Henry’s videos:
Bill Hempel 25% L4 Fuse (3 min 46 sec)

part 2 of the L-4 post flight inspection (3 min 18 sec)

part 3 of L-4 post flight inspection (3 min 19 sec)

Bill Hempel 25% L-4 post flight inspection (2 min 34 sec)
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:33 AM
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You can find a manual for the 1/4 scale BH L4 over at FLYINGRC.NET. Here is the link to the manual I used for assembling my BH L4.

https://www.flyingrc.net/graphics/re...Y%20MANUAL.pdf
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:40 PM
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Some nice looking planes right there. Mikey like.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:52 AM
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Thanks for the manual. We look every where on Bill’s website! Could not find it. Appreciate the upload!
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Old 12-19-2019, 11:05 PM
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Hemple contact problems

Anyone else having trouble getting a response from Bill Hemple. I'm trying to find out about a shipping time for my long paid for and backordered L-4
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:31 PM
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Flying the 1/4 scale Bill Hempel Marine L-4 with DLE 55RA (5 min 55 sec)
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:21 PM
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Anyone else having trouble getting a response from Bill Hemple. I'm trying to find out about a shipping time for my long paid for and backordered L-4
Dave Burton
Last I talked to Bill was the 3rd week of November. I have a cub on order also. He was hoping the container would arrive by the end of the year. Send an email to his personal email. [email protected]. Hes usually answered me within a few days.
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:28 PM
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I considered the 50% version of this plane before I ordered the super cub. Very nice. I still might have to get one.
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:38 AM
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Can someone provide the actual dimensions for the wings on the 1/4 scale L4 Grasshopper? I'm looking to buy some used wing bags and don't have my plane yet. Thanks.
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