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My real question is this, how comfortable is everyone with the endurance of the composite specifically longevity. I know my metal will last and just need to be reassured with your research
Follow this link. The Boeing 7E7 will reportedly be 50% composite. This is the future (at least until someone invents the next best thing), and, as Brian and David point out, composites have been compiling quite a good past as well.
DonÂ’t let the composite issue worry you one bit. I have been researching the possibility of getting, among other things, a 414 or 421. Right now there is a huge cloud hanging over the Twin-Cessna community because of a proposed AD requiring a $70,000+ spar strap to help protect the aircraft from potential wear and corrosion induced wing-spar failure leading to in-flight wing separation. I can only wish that advanced composite technology had been around when these aircraft were designed and constructed, because this issue wouldnÂ’t even be on the table.
You can trust composites, you can trust Cirrus, and you can trust us. [:)] A decision for an SR20 or SR22 will be a decision to plaster a smile on your face for a long time, the likes of which will have not been seen since that glorious first-solo (after getting back on the ground in one piece, of course [;)])
As you get closer to making a decision, I would recommend spending the miniscule $50.00 for a year-long membership because there is a wealth of information about the aircraft on the memberÂ’s side. Many guys have saved literally thousands of dollars because of what is posted there. My Â“Blue StateÂ” city-folk friends tell me that fifty-bucks will only buy a fraction of a nice dinner, although it will often get you the whole thing here in Madison. [;)]
Also, test drive a Â’22 if you get a chance. It will knock your socks off!!!
I look forward to hearing what you decide. [:)]