Cost of ownership

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FastEddieB
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Re: Cost of ownership

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:03 pm

Data point #1: There are still aluminum and tube & fabric planes flying along quite nicely after 50 or more years.

Data point #2: I've heard tell of a 2007 CT with fiberglass issues. Ugly ones.

Not dissing the CT, but newer is not always better and older is not always junk.
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Re: Cost of ownership

Postby MrMorden » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:52 am

FastEddieB wrote:Data point #1: There are still aluminum and tube & fabric planes flying along quite nicely after 50 or more years.

Data point #2: I've heard tell of a 2007 CT with fiberglass issues. Ugly ones.

Not dissing the CT, but newer is not always better and older is not always junk.



Not to mention the cost to repair that CT will probably be enough to buy a really nice tube & fabric airplane.
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Re: Cost of ownership

Postby Jack Tyler » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:00 pm

"Phase Separation is a non issue..."

CTLSi is both an E10 user and also in denial. Let's let him be both 'Right' and a crowd of one...
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