• Lionheart Creations - Lear Jet 24B

    Lionheart Creations - Lear Jet 24B

    Born in the 1960's, this was the jet that would change the future of flying for executives, a new form of transportation that was extremely fast and affordable to the elite. These jets were born from the Swiss P-16 fighter bomber concept jet. William Lear purchased the design and converted it into a sleek business jet. This ultra-fast plane is capable of going into overspeed on a single engine. One incredibly powerful, fast, sleek, yet beautiful and inspiring jet, even today, far into the future.

    Please note, this is an exotic add-on package with much software coding and extreme (radical resolution) graphics. The intensity of resources needed might be too high on older, slower computers. Please make sure you can run a high end add-on aircraft on your computer 'before' you purchase this plane.

    The Lionheart Creations LJ24B is packed full of neat features. From its rare fuel system with transfer controls, to its riveted airframe skins, to its elaborate instrument panel crammed full with instrumentation and switches, to its nice, leather clad rear cabin complete with either passengers or air freight.

    The following are some of the features of the LHC LJ24B:

    • Ultra high resolution 4096 Graphics on exterior and some interior textures
    • Super detailed instrument panel with almost all gauges operational
    • New code technology feature hold down starter switches that flip upwards after startup for 'generator' charge mode
    • High detail interior features 3DS Max shading technology for subtle shading and highlights
    • Illuminated instrumentation and night glow panel from hood lights
    • Rear and forward cabin dome lights are on separate circuits, and the panel is also on its own light circuit switch as well.
    • Hide-able high detail passengers in rear cabin
    • Air Freight version LJ24B with cargo that can be hidden
    • Eight paint schemes with various interior themes including a run hard Freighter, an original
    • White with Red stripes factory variant with 1970's interior including shag carpet, and beautifully restored, updated, high end variants with modern interior treatments such as suede.
    • Engines illuminate with a nice glow in the back exhaust stacks and vary in brightness per engine load
    • Autopilot System that featured on/off ALT, HDG, NAV/LOC and APP settings (early age of Autopilot systems)
    • Hide-able yoke to allow you to see instruments and switches that would otherwise be hidden.
    • Airfiles created by famed Wayne Tudor
    • Engines cough a flame and puff of smoke on start up
    • Spoilers cause a plume of vapor trail when extended at good speed
    • Numerous alarm sounds for 'gear up', 'engine fire', 'overspeed', and many more 'events'.

    This aircraft package is designed for FSX and Prepar3D Flight Simulators. (This will not work in X-Plane).

    Purchase Lionheart Creations - Lear Jet 24B


    13 Comments
    1. Ragtopjohnny's Avatar
      Ragtopjohnny -
      Anyone have it yet? Looks nice.
    1. billdebaze's Avatar
      billdebaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ragtopjohnny View Post
      Anyone have it yet? Looks nice.
      Interesting indeed.
    1. av8tor98's Avatar
      av8tor98 -
      Looks like it has more eye candy than Xtreme Prototype's Lear series. Yet, the Protoype's VC is quite detailed. Exterior textures are just OK. I may put Lionheart's Lear in my hangar, too
    1. flight_simmer's Avatar
      flight_simmer -
      There are several tutorial videos on youtube explaining the systems and giving a great overview at the same time. Search for "LJ24B".
    1. bjornkeizers's Avatar
      bjornkeizers -
      I got it as soon as it was available and it's…. awesome. Everything I hoped for. I'm a big fan of small GA aircraft, and this makes a great addition to the usual assortment of props that I have.

      It's a tricky bird to fly, but the quirks are what give it its charm. Like the wacky fuel transfer and fuel dump required to land, so you don't break the gear. There are a bunch of other gotchas like the inverters needed for the autopilot, flying the plane with yad damper for the entire flight, taxiing on one engine, the tendency to skid at power, and the PHENOMENAL climb rate.

      All in all, if you have an affinity for the older Lears and like a bit of a challenge, I'd definitely recommend it.
    1. flightman's Avatar
      flightman -
      Does anyone know what the minimum specs are? I can't find them listed on the Lionheart website or in the manual, just a warning that you need a system able to run high end addons.

      I'm a bit worried they can't spell. On the site and in the manual "chocks" is spelled "chauks".
    1. LaMont's Avatar
      LaMont -
      I got it and love this small jet. But, I can't seem to get the tip tanks to be used during flight. I start flying and it drains from the main wing tanks first. Doesn't even use the tip tanks and can't transfer them to the main tank. Anybody know how or experienced this? Read the manual and can't seem to find it there. I can transfer from the fuselage tank to the wing tanks but that's about it. At first, on one of the first flights, it used the tip tanks first then the wing tanks. But can't seem to do that now.
    1. tatfsn's Avatar
      tatfsn -
      FSX users, beware.

      I recently purchased it and found a couple of significant, deal-breaking flight dynamics
      issues with the aircraft. At speeds above 215 KIAS or thereabouts, the aircraft began
      to shudder and vibrate notably, and continued even after I slowed it down (and I did
      make sure that the yaw damper was on). Another, even more significant problem
      I had was that the autopilot did a marginal job, at best, of holding altitude, if it did
      at all (especially in turns).

      My understanding is that while the Lionheart Lear is purportedly FSX compatible, it
      was designed primarily for Prepar3D. All of the YouTube and posted videos of it online
      that I've found take place in that platform, and in those, the plane works perfectly.

      If you're considering purchasing it for FSX, be prepared for the possibility that you'll
      have to do a lot of tweaking to the cfg file.

      I've e-mailed Lionheart about the issue and to date have received no reply.
    1. cactuscap's Avatar
      cactuscap -
      Interesting product and respect the developer for the efforts. Based on the YouTube tutorials however, several bits of incorrect information and modeling are noticed.

      Some examples: The 20-series has no fuel jettison; tip-tanks drain into the wings via “flapper valves”, then use the jet pumps to transfer remaining –all automatic, with jet pumps “on”; fuel pumps are in the “off” position unless a jet pump fails; the system operation (as stated) and warning glareshield logic of the engine anti-ice and fire are incorrect; hydraulic systems use engine driven pumps –the (switched) aux hydraulic pump is for flaps, wheel brakes and spoilers (on ground).

      LaMont, make sure the jet pump switches are “on”. As previously mentioned, tip fuel should drain to 600 lbs (as I recall) through the flapper valves, with the jet pumps picking up the remainder.

      bjornkeizers, listening to the tutorial, I don’t understand his comment here. The Lear 24B can be landed with tip fuel, not to exceed 900 lbs, I believe, legally –there is no dump system until the 35/36. Heck, at the rate a CJ-610 drinks fuel at low altitude, fuel dump would never be much of a need. =)

      Xtreme Prototypes model was very nice, but a bit twitchy. Flight characteristics were good, but required tweaking. The modeled systems did work well –overall a nice representation. I am certain the PHC version will be updated with time…hopefully better than XP.
    1. ronzo155's Avatar
      ronzo155 -
      Someone please tell me how to change heading inflight.
      Dialing in the new heading, does nothing. the AC does not change heading to the new setting.
      (AP engaged,Heading Hold engaged, ALT hold engaged, Inverters ON)

      Thanks
    1. av8tor98's Avatar
      av8tor98 -
      @cactuscap, there is an updated FDE file in the library for the Xtreme Prototypes Lear. It does a better job of calming down the "twitchiness" caused by slower speeds...especially on approach.
    1. wwhiteside's Avatar
      wwhiteside -
      Just bought it and spent an hour flying it. Very nice rendition of a LearJet 24. Flies like a MKII wing with Softflight. I have not been able to bring up a flight director but the autopilot seems to function like the real one. There are a few to many warning sounds. I do see a Fuel Flow indicator that lags. Overall, I am really impressed. Lets see a Clay Lacy Paint scheme!! N664CL
    1. wcarboni's Avatar
      wcarboni -
      Quote Originally Posted by LaMont View Post
      I got it and love this small jet. But, I can't seem to get the tip tanks to be used during flight. I start flying and it drains from the main wing tanks first. Doesn't even use the tip tanks and can't transfer them to the main tank. Anybody know how or experienced this? Read the manual and can't seem to find it there. I can transfer from the fuselage tank to the wing tanks but that's about it. At first, on one of the first flights, it used the tip tanks first then the wing tanks. But can't seem to do that now.
      Lamont:
      go into the lear cfg. file and scroll down to the fuel system and change the number of fuel selectors from 2 to 3. It works for me in free flight and also in multiplayer
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