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keeping the old gear..

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I am at a point where I need to decide what gear the plane is having (Groves or bungie).

My question: I still have the old shorter stylegear from the salvaged pile of bits...if I went the bungie route, it is very tempting to just slap on this existing gear and be done with it...

can someone please talk me out of this madness :-O :0)

I know allthe reasons why the gear was changed, I just need to know if the later gear style is a significant improvement, and how bad really is the old gear...

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