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something I'd like to share
Posted by ardvark002 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 5:48 PM

Hi, I just started a early Testors Gates Learjet. While reading the instruction sheet I found this paragraph which I like. Want to share. REMBER: its only plastic! Modeling is meant to be pleasurable and relaxing experience not a negative one. You also have to look at mistakes not as failures but as learning experiences         Keep on building.   Aardvark  

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, January 04, 2018 5:58 PM

ardvark002
You also have to look at mistakes not as failures but as learning experiences

Good advice. Unfortunately, that particular kit offers those 'learning experiences' in spades---particularly the clear parts.

Have fun!

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

"

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:04 PM

What I read is...."This kit is going to fight you, the whole way!"

Stick out tongue

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:09 PM

fermis

What I read is...."This kit is going to fight you, the whole way!"

Stick out tongue

 

Laughing my butt off!!! 

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 05, 2018 8:32 AM

Gee, thanks for the reminder.  I have that kit on my shelf of doom (shelf for unfinished projects).  I had run into some minor problem and laid it aside for awhile.  That was several years ago.  Have to get back to that one.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 05, 2018 9:22 AM

Learjet , Hmmm;

   I built that kit more than forty years ago . It still hasn't gotten any better . But , It's a Lear-Jet !

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, January 05, 2018 9:32 AM

Tanker - Builder

 But , It's a Lear-Jet !

 

Always loved when they'd come into the airport with empty/near empty tip tanks! Lotta draggin the hose back and forth to fuel em up. Get too much on one side, and the earth will tilt to meet that side! (I've heard enough stories to avoid such things!)

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, January 05, 2018 9:41 AM

The company I worked for in the 60's had a small Lear Jet, and I was lucky enough to get a few rides on business trips in it.   Took off like a fighter, and cruised above 40,000 feet.  That was quite a thrill!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, January 05, 2018 10:30 AM

fermis

What I read is...."This kit is going to fight you, the whole way!"

Stick out tongue

To be fair...the kit, which is a repop of the old ITC '60s offering, is simplified, but really quite respectable by the standards of its day. Quite a nice interior, also with some 'engine detail' that can be painted up quite nicely.

I just remember being totally defeated by the thick, ill-fitting and strangely-contoured clear parts. Maybe it's just me.... Propeller

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

"

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, January 05, 2018 10:38 AM

Grew up not to far from Reno, when he was out there.  Story went around that that Bill was on approach at Reno, #2 behind a Cessna.  Controller got nervous about the jet over-running the prop job, and ordered a 360 for the Lear.....Bill, knowing he wouldn't run over the Cessna, did a roll.  Controller came unglued, told him "I said do a 360", Lear replied "You did, but didn't say what direction"

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:17 PM

The Testors Learjet is the old IMC Learjet kit from the 1970s; it's pushing 50. I built one in the early 80s in a Testors yellow box. It was not a good kit back then, but I did like that certain parts like the engine, wheels and landing gear were chrome plated. Sort of like car kits.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:30 PM

I had that kit sitting around for a while, as I liked the subject. I ended up getting rid of it because the castings were pretty crude IMO.

As for the real thing, I spent years getting flown around in a number of business aircraft during my career.

A couple of converted commercial aircraft, with that comfort level. Smaller props and jets.

For my choice, the Beech King Air. Takes longer to go somewhere, but much roomier in the cabin than a Lear, which like a Citation is spent bent over if you are a tall guy.

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