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Lear 45 build

Started by shaneb, October 18, 2009, 07:10:42 am

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shaneb

I started a new thread to update the progress of my Lear 45 build.  I had posted a few photos under the new members section but thought update photos would be more appropiate here. 







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Trevor Hale

Shane,

This work you are doing is fascinating..  Any way I could talk you into adding some of those pictures to the gallery?

Your skills are incredible.. 

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shaneb

Hi Trev,

Thanks for the feedback    :)

I will try to add some photos to the gallery . . as for the work I need to give credit where credit is due. I completed the fiberglass work, assembly of the shell kit and some of the painting . . my father is the pro painter who completed all the outside paint work.

As for the shell kit and interior components, my good friend Ron Rollo designed and built these . . it is up to me to add the final details such as paint, switches, etc.  After receiving the shell kit from Ron, it took me about 6 months to do the assembly, fiberglassing, and painting of the shell as you see it now . . so a little labor intensive but worth it in the long run

The first simulator I built was very generic and I realized very soon that I wanted / needed much more detail in a simulator . . the Lear is fulfilling the need.
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Trevor Hale

Well, Credit is due to the both of you, and Ron for the kit.  Paint job looks great, but without the time you spent doing such a good job assembling it, I doubt it would look as good as it does.

Kudos.

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XOrionFE

Looks awesome Shane.   How is Ron's dual column setup working for you?  does it feel good in pitch?   I am about to setup mine (the kit I got from Ron for the Lear) but instead using it for the 737.   I am working on a new yoke mounting (doing some welding and prototyping) for the top part and have everything all set for the columns, bottoms, pulleys, etc.   But I havent setup yet so havent had a chance to find out how the pitch axis is going to feel with the screen door shocks and such.

Would like to know what you think?

Best Regards,
Scott

shaneb

Hey Scott,

I like the feel of it, I do have one issue and that is the return (after pushing yoke forward it has a smooth transition back to center right up until the last and then has an abrupt loss of pressure) I think I will try another shock to see if I have a bad one.  The pull to the rear and return is just right . . smooth transition back to center.

You have probably seen the effect I am talking about with some screen doors . . real smooth closure right up to the last then . . slam!

I think it will work fine just have to do some fine tuning . . as it seems with everything flight simming.
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Mein Gott man, that's incredible work.
It looks like you are actually fabricating a real aircraft.

Unbelievable!
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shaneb

Hey Scott,

Forgot to mention something concerning the control columns . . I've not attached springs to the bottom of column . . so I do not know how that will differ from just the shocks.  I'll try to get the springs on and give you some feedback.
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Per Alm

Impressive work. I think you will have a very nice pit when all instruments are mounted. Please post more pics as you progress!!

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shaneb

Had a little time to work on the shell this week and completed the following work:  TQ and center pedestal primed, Main Instrument Panel tower primed and painted, lower control column system painted, and carpet installed.







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Bob Reed

Oh man!! Very nice! I just love the shell look!!

jackpilot

Beautiful, looks like a real assembly line!
note: watch out, the carpet has to be antistatic.
Our delicate electronics are pretty sensitive to static discharge, especially in winter because of low humidity.


Jack

shaneb

Hi Jack,

I used the same type carpet in my other sim . . and did not have any issues with static, so hope I have the same result again but with my luck, same carpet manufacturer, different materials    ::)

Goes along with my favorite saying "Nothing's ever easy"    ;D
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Trevor Hale

I wouldn't worry too much about it..  I have some crazy industrial carpet in my sim too and never had a problem..  Just ground your yokes, and you will be fine :)
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jackpilot

I said that because I fried a brand new Hagstrom board a few years ago because of that awful little "Tick" at the end of my finger!


Jack

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shaneb

Jack,

You have my luck . . if it can happen it will happen to me!   ;D
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shaneb

Hello all,

I've not updated my progress recently so I thought I would add a few photos. . .

Interior parts painted in correct gunship grey



Completed elevator disconnect handle



Under glareshield lighting



Landing gear freefall handle in place



Interior side panel assembled . . still needs paint



Interior side panel with "smoke goggles access door" open




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XOrionFE

Looks great Shane!   I love the smoke goggles compartment.   Hopefully the pics helped.   I think you have the most advanced Lear now at the Hangar!

Really awesome work  :cheers:

Regards,
Scott

Trevor Hale

WOW... Nice...  Great stuff, the spoiler disconnect handle is awesome..  Thanks for showing us.  I love seeing progress..
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shaneb

November 23, 2009, 01:28:27 pm #20 Last Edit: November 23, 2009, 01:31:48 pm by shaneb
Hey Scott,

Without those pictures I would never have been able to make this panel look right . . thanks a million . . of course this means your fingerprints are all over a Lear part      :o

Thanks Trevor . . little bit of metal cutting/welding , shaping with epoxy, some all thread and sanding /painting.  Some parts like the  disconnect are fun to build . . others I wish I could buy off the shelf! 



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shaneb

Panel painted and installed . . .





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shaneb

Backer panel with temporary labels and  switches installed until back lightable panels are available . . look familiar Scott?  This is one of the files you sent me earlier this year. I cleaned them up a bit in Paint.  Should work ok until correct panels are available.

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XOrionFE

Nice work Shane!  Yeah, nice to have temp panels so you can work on stuff like interfacing while waiting for the final panels.

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