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Old 12-12-2017, 01:38 PM
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For those that wish to see it my first attempt at a maiden starts at the 3:09 mark.

After you get over the shock of that video. Here is the re-maiden..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOED...ature=youtu.be

Thanks for all the encouragement throughout this build!!!

John
Old 12-12-2017, 07:20 PM
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Ouch! That first maiden looked painful. Good thing it’s a kit built airplane. I think an ARF would have been destroyed.

Glad you got things sorted out for your second flight. Good job!!!

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What's the postmortem on the cause of the crash?
Old 12-15-2017, 08:13 AM
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Lateral imbalance combined with a nose heavy center of gravity as well as the pilots lack of spatial and situational awareness were all contributing factors...
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Stuff happens! Knowing what the problem was the first time around makes it a lot easier to correct for future flights.
Old 12-20-2017, 03:44 PM
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The Lear is one of my favorite models to fly. They are awesome but Motoman's is slower than mine........
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More than 10 years has passed since i started this thread. Really workin on getting this done soon.

Old 03-17-2019, 02:55 PM
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Spring is just around the corner. Git er Done! 🤣
Old 03-17-2019, 07:20 PM
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Well you can't rush a good build!
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Got the engine nacelles glued, filled, sanded and mostly painted this weekend.

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Nice job on the Nacelles!
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If you put winglets on instead of the tip tanks youd have a Lear 31 instead of a Lear 35.
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Finally got everything covered in white.
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VUPILOT, your lear looks great! hope you get it finished soon.
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Mine is coming along, Im really contemplating an electric set up on it. Not EDF, still a prop on the nose. Im just unsure if I would be satisfied with the performance.
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Default Digital plans

Originally Posted by motoman326 View Post
I went out and got the plans scanned in. Let me know if anybody needs a set and I can email them to you....
Hello, I know it has been some time, but is anyone still able to please forward me the digital plans? I am trying to save a bad half built kit while modifying it to resemble the Learjet 31 I flew (have a thread here on rcu), but I only have the instruction manual. I would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me.

I made a cast of the engine cowling and canopy, if anyone is interested in one, I am able to make them out of the same ABS white plastic or clear PETG (does not crack like abs, if you bend it hard it goes white on the stress areas, great material). Cost I have not yet calculated, but would only be for material and shipping (I am from Portugal).

It is great to see that there are still a good number of these being built and flown!
I flew a Learjet 31 (one of 4 special ones, made for Singapore airlines for training their pilots on the B737) for 3 years, so if I can be of any help, please advise, maybe I can contribute with some information.

Thank you!
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