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Spartan 7W Executive

Old 23rd Apr 2015, 05:26
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Spartan 7W Executive

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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 07:20
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I know it's a bit early but....

"Dear Santa, if I'm a vewy. vewy good boy, please may I have..."
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 09:23
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Only if you eat your meat..

I would sure love to see that aeroplane. Where was the clip taken please?
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 09:42
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Ask Bob M on the Flyer Forum as he was flying it.
Takes a lot of polishing
It certainly was not Little G where it is kept.
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 10:48
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Very nice and brief appearances of an Annie too!
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 11:30
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The video was taken at Old Warden

The aircraft is a regular performer, often with the other Spartan from its home base, at the Children In Need show at Lt Gransden, this year on 30 August.

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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 12:52
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I thought it might be OW as I think that is their Anson getting in the picture!
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 19:55
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I wonder how much elbow wax per hour it takes to maintain the pristine finish? More than most of us would want to invest, I dare say.
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 20:36
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One of the most memorable things I ever saw in the USA - a Spartan Executive taxis up, stops, and out emerge a middle-aged couple. He strolls off to talk to the onlookers, she gets out the polishing kit and starts working!!!
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 22:20
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34 of them were built - a project of oilman J. Paul Getty in the late 1930s. Only thirty-four were built, perhaps twenty remaining 80 years later. Delightfully light on the controls!

Only disadvantage I can see is a disappointingly small useful load, compared e.g. to a DGA-15P. It seats 5, but with any fuel on board, it only lifts 3.
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 23:36
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If I could have three American light aircraft from the 30s, it would be a Spartan Executive, Howard DGA-15 and a Staggerwing. Oh and maybe a Waco... Four...
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So with a useful fuel load, personal effects and polishing kit it is a two seater!
Very stylish al the same.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 16:48
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False alarm

Sitting at my desk, my head started lightly buzzing at its natural resonant frequency of 1700 rpm - the result of riding many hours behind a Wasp Jr. of P&W at economy cruise. I walked over to the window to observe an aeroplane stirring up memories.

Alas, 'twas only a lawnmower at the neighbor's lawn.

It reminded me that I am the black sheep in my family. Dad became spoiled on the Pratt radials as a FI in WWII. I in turn went for a few decades working for P&W's archrival.
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