I imagine several SR20’s have some decent hrs on them by now, and I was interested in hearing a little bit about how they are" wearing." Afterall, whether we like it or not, we all hear talk about the life of composites vs trusty aluminium. No matter how many studies I pull out of my trusty flightcase, invariably someone else simply points to the 20yr old bird and says “well, there’s my proof… And besides, didn’t you hear about the compositie glider that exploded when lightning hit it…!!!” I just smile and say, “I think he was smuggling nitroglycerin”
How is the airframe doing? How about the inside of cowl? The interior? How are the landing gear holding up, bearings, etc… How’s that engine? How about the single-lever…etc? Are you getting any comments during the annuals about issues of wear or stress?
Maybe no one’s posting because everything is perfect!
PS - And why did the glider explode anyway :)?