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Originally Posted by thermalstudent View Post
Hi G

Thanks so much for your reply... can you please explain a little more what the competitors encounter as they move through classes that makes them also move through a lot of planes.
Basically, all planes have an expiration date. Last weekend I saw a very accomplished Masters class pilot stuff an expensive plane. Pilot error or radio/electronics error?...it doesn't matter. The more you fly, the more you risk the aircraft. That's why we run redundant power systems. We (myself included) want every competitive edge I can get. If this means I buy a more current design, then I may upgrade and move my current competition plane to back-up status. Most of us that complete bring 2 planes to an event, a primary and a back-up.

Gary