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    Another gem from the archive, Milton Shupe's model of the Spartan 7W Executive, a small streamlined transporter for the rich and famous. Only 34 were built between 1936 - 1940. Most of them ended up as business props for wealthy oil companies. (Sixteen were sold to oil companies; nine to other corporations. Just two were sold to private individuals).

    You could soar high above The Great Depression in a Spartan. It was very expensive back then (as pricey as a luxurious Duesenberg car) ; in today's money it would cost something like $400.000+.
    The lines in it are wonderful. It looks fantastic, even today. Half of the 34 built are still flying somewhere around the world, believe it or not. You got quality for the big bucks spent.

    filename: spartan.zip (FS2004 Spartan Executive)

    rusty textures: rusty_spartan_repaint.zip (at Avsim.net library only)

    cool video of the real thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=nBGvy4Vru1k
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    Fine detail: Landing lights are folded down below the wings by flicking a switch in the cockpit. All the surviving Spartans shine like jewels (check video below), they look factory new. That's why the rusted one is kind of fun. The cockpit is super crappy.

    1937 Spartan Executive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=-eESgjU5uNk
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    Rusty or not, it is special and it is beautiful.

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    Cool shots of the Executive, I fly it occasionally in FSX. The rusted one looks like something Adam would fly.

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    That rusty old bucket of bolts still flies well I take it Haven't seen a repaint with that much rust on it before. Gives the old girl character! Looks like it was flown right out of the bone yard
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifejogger View Post
    Cool shots of the Executive, I fly it occasionally in FSX. The rusted one looks like something Adam would fly.
    No Adams wouldn't have any doors!
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    Yes, it's wonderfully crappy, with the rusty addon textures. I love the labels in the cockpit are starting to fall off. What a cool little airplane. I'd love to fly with one. Most of the flyable ones are in the US.
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    What great shots!

    And educational too.

    I never knew that aluminum could rust!

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    Fair point Mr StringBean. From the Rust Store homepage:

    - Does Aluminum Rust?

    Aluminum corrodes but it does not rust. Rust refers only to iron and steel corrosion.

    Aluminum is actually very prone to corrosion. However, aluminum corrosion is aluminum oxide, a very hard material that actually protects the aluminum from further corrosion. Aluminum oxide corrosion also looks a lot more like aluminum (dull gray to powdery white in color), so it isn't as easy to notice as rusted iron.

    When iron corrodes the color changes and it actually expands. This expanding and color change can produce large red flakes that we all know as rust. Unlike aluminum oxide, the expanding and flaking off of rust exposes new metal to further rusting. This is why it is so important to provide a barrier so rust doesn't start.

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    Looks to me like it would need Experimental certification, with a Ferry Permit to boot.

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