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The Lear Fan 2100 early model

hesham

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Hi,

hear is the Lear design,Fan 2100,in early model,it had many differents.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1977/1977%20-%203794.html
 

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The same model, I think :
(from Aviation Week .11.77)
 

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Hi,

here is anther Lear Fan 2100 model,its engined intake was different.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1978/1978%20-%201056.html
 

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Here are some photos of one of the survivors on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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That early version without the vertical tail fin has a distinctly RQ-1 Predator look to it.

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but gorgeous and very cool looking ;D ......

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Greetings All -

I inventoried a box of miscellaneous items at the Museum this past week and I came across a Lear Fan brochure with the attached 3 view.

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One tail design is Predatorish and one is Reaperish - which may not be surprising since the one-time boss of Learavia, Linden Blue, owns General Atomics with his brother Neal.
 

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LowObservable said:
One tail design is Predatorish and one is Reaperish - which may not be surprising since the one-time boss of Learavia, Linden Blue, owns General Atomics with his brother Neal.

What you're telling us, in essence, is that Bill Lear strongly influenced the design the General Atomics family of UAVs? Wow!
 

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From the original brochure.

Source: http://www.aviationexplorer.com/learfan_aircraft_facts.htm
 

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Mark's great find reworked and enhanced to look as a proper 3-view plan:
 

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Nicely done Stargazer - thanks!

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Mark Nankivil said:
Nicely done Stargazer - thanks!

Enjoy the Day! Mark

My pleasure! Did you notice that there were (at least) two different configuration studied before the final one? Well at first it didn't strike me! There was the initial configuration of the model presented by hesham (no tail fin and the two ruddervators oriented downwards). Then there was "yours", which has the upwards ruddervators and underside fin, but the air intakes/exhausts on top of the rear fuselage; eventually the produced aircraft had them in side nacelles.
 

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Via my dear Retrofit,and from Le Fana 99.
 

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