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    Default Re: The 2020 Unlimited Class Rumor Thread!

    Now that the Full Noise team alluded to it on Facebook and Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/p/B4npBP7BUNX/

    No confirmation as to intentions of racing in 2020, but they are more or less looking at putting an ADI system on Race 35.

    This could be pretty fun!
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    We need to talk them into buying Czech Mate! They would be saving money lol And airline tickets are cheaper than shipping a whole airplane.



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    With Vodoo and Strega not racing, Seems like Czech Mate would have a good chance of winning. I was surprised she didn't show this year.

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    There may be another interested party in Czech Mate. Thatís a more hush hush rumor for the time being. Would be awesome if it pans out!
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    What's the story on 'Lear Solution'? I've heard they were 'close'...
    Eddie's Airplane Patch-Birthplace of the "Sonic Boom".......and I'm reminded every friggin' day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinB View Post
    What's the story on 'Lear Solution'? I've heard they were 'close'...
    Even though I was only on the fringe of this project, I know the principles parted it out about a decade ago. The Griffons went to a tractor puller in Alabama, if I remember correctly (but they were the smaller single-stage versions and had no real interest from the warbird side of the house). Even though when the team acquired the Shooting Star wing it had some corrosion and damage, a museum in Illinois needed the parts to repair their storm damaged airframe--even though it was a non-flier, our parts sufficed. The Lear fuselage that was intended to be cut up was a scrap deal from a Lear 35 wreck that never even made it close to the point of making the surgical chops that were intended. Those things happen when projects stall due to lack of money and real life.

    I still have the drawings for it somewhere. I also seem to recall that there was a question on the part of Pete Law of weight and balance for all the ADI/spraybar/fuel for the two engines.

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    Is there a rendering of what the Lear Solution looks like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    There may be another interested party in Czech Mate. Thatís a more hush hush rumor for the time being. Would be awesome if it pans out!
    Someone on FB said it needs work done on it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Is there a rendering of what the Lear Solution looks like?
    Had to go digging for this one. The 'napkin' drawing over dinner amongst the principles. I have a refined three-view somewhere too that was a bit more aerodynamically realistic. There was some actual money behind this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Is there a rendering of what the Lear Solution looks like?
    The name was originally going to be "Final Solution", in a nod of the cap to the Laird Solution and Super Solution from the 1930's. It was quickly pointed out that the original name discussed over some adult beverages might have some rather offensive meaning historically--something that hadn't been considered. "Lear Solution" was come up with somewhat sarcastically when someone piped up about the Fred Sebby cartoon that had the "Worlds Fastest P-51-winged Lear Jet" that resulted from the modifying of "Vendetta" in 1988.

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