CFS FS98 Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper The L-2 Grasshopper was an American observation and liaison aircraft built by Taylorcraft for USAAF in World War II. In World War II, the USAAF began using the L-2 in much the same manner as the observation balloon was used in France during World War I, spotting enemy troop and supply concentrations and directing artillery fire on them. It was also used for other types of liaison and transport duties and short-range reconnaissance which required airplanes that could land and take off in minimum distances from unprepared landing strips. Based on FS5 Jerry Arzdorf original. All reworked to CFS, with new air file, up-scaled, damage profile, moving parts and new textures by Edmundo Abad, 2012.