This aircraft comes in three versions, Air Observation Post, General Liaison, and floatplane.

A reprise of the type we first released for FSX, this package is pure MSFS. Thanks to MSFS's more advanced handling of aerodynamics, and the L-4's simple but effective instrumentation,  you'll have to keep a sharp eye on airspeed and develop a feel for what the aircraft is doing by also keeping your eyes outside the cockpit. This is what was called "flying by the seat of your pants", and is a true component of good piloting skills.

You'll also need to 'hand prop' the L-4 to start the engine.

With great visibility and fully opening doors, you'll be able to enjoy the amazing MSFS world scenery in a way only the L-4 can provide, and understand why historically this aircraft was so prized in WWII. Not to mention the challenge of being able to land almost anywhere, once you know the aircraft well.

History:

The history of the L-4 is best summed up by Ken Wakefield, author of "The Fighting Grasshoppers" and "Lightplanes at War", who graciously contributed the following overview of this aircraft:

"The Piper L-4 Grasshopper of WW2 was the military version of the highly popular pre-war J3 Cub, by which name it was more widely known to service personnel. Of the 5,500 L-4 variants produced between 1942 and 1945, some went to liaison squadrons and of the USAAF, but the vast majority went to US Army Ground Forces, for use as Air Observation Posts (Air OPs) with the Field Artillery. In both air and ground forces, the L-4 was also used as a flying Jeep, among other things carrying priority mail and personnel between HQs and command posts. Its Continental engine produced only 65hp, yet the L-4's excellent short field performance enabled it to operate from the smallest of improvised airstrips, including roads, adjacent to command posts.

Unlike most other combat aircraft, the L-4 was un-armed and un-armoured. It was one of the smallest aircraft of WW2 and, with a cruising speed of only 75 mph, it was the slowest. Nevertheless, it has been claimed that a single L-4, directing the firepower of an entire Division, could bring a greater weight of explosives to bear on a target then any other aircraft of that period. With the exception of the atomic bomb carrying B-29 Superfortress, no other single aircraft had the destructive capability of the diminutive L-4. It was most widely used in Europe, where more than 2,700 served with the Field Artillery, and of these nearly 900 were lost through enemy action or in accidents. Of those that survived the war, about 150 were shipped back to the US, most of the remainder eventually being sold to civilian purchasers in Britain, France, Switzerland, Denmark and elsewhere in Europe. More than 60 years on many of these are still flying with, in recent years, an increasing number being restored to their original military configuration and markings. A truly remarkable 'warbird', long to be remembered."


Features:

1. Nine Paint schemes:
    WWII:
       - 30th Infantry division
       - 2nd Armoured Division
       - 2nd Infantry Division (D-Day)
       - US Navy floatplanes (2 schemes )
       - No.4 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (Pacific Campaign)
       - French Air Force liaison 

    Post-War Pacific
       - Royal Netherland Indies Air Force (ML-KNIL) (1948)

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The installer will require you to find your MSFS  'Community' folder for installation.
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Known issue: Floatplane version performance on water unrealistic, believed due to the light weight of the aircraft.

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Thomas
*Utilisateur produit vérifié*
06/25/2022
Simple aircraft, good textures, good cockpit BUT
Bad sound, probably the stock sound of the Super Cub by Asobo, the camera position isn't even fixed after an update (pilot view is looking slightly to the right). The price for that aircraft is much too high. So sad, I had big hopes in that aircraft.

Hope they bring out a good sound and fixing the camera issue.
David
*Utilisateur produit vérifié*
06/10/2022
Very impressive model but it is a very simple plane. Will like to have more complex plane from this developer
Denny
06/09/2022
Beautiful visual modeling of this simple plane, with excellent animations (like the control cables in the cockpit). If you're looking for a plane that flies like a Piper Cub, rather than like a modernized, souped-up Cub, this is your ride!

It's the flight model that makes this. The low-speed handling, especially, feels really authentic. Don't let yourself get too slow (which is pretty darn slow in an L-4!) on approach or you'll see just how well stalls are modeled.

Only real downside is the sound, which is aliased to the stock Savage Cub, which uses a Rotax engine that doesn't sound like the period engine in a real Grasshopper/Cub. Aliasing it to the C152 sounds a lot more like it should but hopefully Flight Replicas will find a better default sound package for future updates.
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Manual Installation (guidance of the installer) is required as our installer cannot locate Microsoft Flight Simulator.  You must know where your community folder is and direct the installer to that folder location.

8 Gigs of RAM, 4 Gigs of VRam and a healthy computer.  If you can run MSFS without a problem, then the aircraft should run well.  This is not an intense graphics package.

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ROLAND LABORIE - CL415-V2 P3DV4
pierre
Magnifique avion, malheureusement j'ai beau suivre précisément la check list je n'arrive pas a démarrer le moteur droit.( obliger de démarrer un autre avion puis recharger le cl415) je n'arrive pas non plus à écoper plus de 2000lbs. J'espère que je trouverais rapidement une solution à ces deux soucis.
FS2CREW - PUSHBACK EXPRESS MSFS
Jean-Charles
Excellent produit qui fonctionne parfaitement avec le Fenix A320 et les autres modèles de MSFS A32NX. Mode Distance ou mode Rudder Control avec l'avantage de tirer ou de pousser l'avion et de régler la vitesse avec le joystick en utilisant les élévateurs. -
Excellent product which works perfectly in two mode Rudder control push or pull with speed control with elevators or Distance mode. We can use it with every planes of MSFS included FBW A32NX and A320 Fenix since the last update 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 Better if documentation in futur could be updated with the new version. Do not forget to modify yours parameters inside the wheel when you launch it. Thanks FS2crew
FS2CREW - PUSHBACK EXPRESS MSFS
Jean-Charles
Excellent produit qui fonctionne parfaitement avec le Fenix A320 et les autres modèles de MSFS A32NX. Mode Distance ou mode Rudder Control avec l'avantage de tirer ou de pousser l'avion et de régler la vitesse avec le joystick en utilisant les élévateurs. -
Excellent product which works perfectly in two mode Rudder control push or pull with speed control with elevators or Distance mode. We can use it with every planes of MSFS included FBW A32NX and A320 Fenix since the last update 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 Better if documentation in futur could be updated with the new version. Do not forget to modify you parameter inside the wheel. Thanks FS2crew
ROLAND LABORIE - CL415 MSFS
jacques
CL 415 .Avion certainement issu de FSX. Intéressant , sauf pour le son moteur qui ne correspond pasà la réalité (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100). Voir DHC 7 ou 8 et ATR. Une mise à jour du fichier Sound serai la bienvenue pour une bonne immersion sonore. Cordia-
lement merci -
Jacques
DIGITAL DESIGN - LYON MSFS
Lionel
MA-GNI-FI-QUE ! Superbe scène, très détaillée et surtout réaliste ! Jetways amortis lorsqu'ils se mettent en place. Véhicules de piste bien reconnaissables de marques françaises, les panneaux et signalétique au sol sans défaut. Aucun regret de l'avoir achetée !
SUPERSONIC - CARCASSONNE SALVAZA AIRPORT MSFS
Michel
beau travail pour ce petit aéroport très bien détaillé j'aime beaucoup ..
HANGAR STUDIOS 713 - CAMAIR 480 TWIN NAVION MSFS
Michel
plutôt contente de cet avion j'aime son look rétro, certes l'intérieur mériterait d'être un peu moins rustique, bien que tous les instruments soient là et fonctionnent parfaitement ( avec la version rechargée ce matin). le PA très simple a utiliser fonctionne très bien. peu-être une amélioration concernant le son qui semble pauvre pour un bimoteur des années 50, et des hachures de son par moments qui mériteraient d'être fixées. en conclusion bien agréable et maniable pour faire un vol tranquille de temps en temps (sans prises de tête les diverses procédures pré-vol, vol, et après-vol..
ROLAND LABORIE - CL415 MSFS
Demouge
En at de mise a jour tres belle avion (prévoir le mapage du largage d'eau) agréabl-
e en vol et a l'écopage le son des moteures son bon
DIGITAL DESIGN - LYON MSFS
RODRIGUEZ
Très belle scène de Lyon Saint Exupéry qui modélise vraiment bien la plate-forme aéroportuaire lyonnaise. Il ne manque pas grand chose pour que ce soit parfait. Le concepteur est très réactif. Il a déjà fait une mise à jour pour les avions du trafic AI aillent aux bons terminaux.
DIGITAL DESIGN - LYON MSFS
Pascal
Jolie Aéroport qu'on attendait depuis longtemps...Seu-
lement en seuil de piste de la 35L une côte indésirable est apparue ce qui gène une entrée de piste en douceur..... de plus l'avion fixe d'entrainement sur la gauche de la 35L est dédoublé avec celui de MFS 2020 par défaut. J'espère qu'une correction arrivera vite..
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