I recently had an expensive situation - less than a week ago.
My carbon fiber spars got cracked when putting the hoop together. (It turns out)
On a really bad lunch (my fault) the wing went to the right, the lines put weight on the hoop, the spars snapped, the hoop collapsed and smashed the prop. One of the sections of the hoop got really bent and also stripped the sheathing on one of my C lines on my Spider 3.
No damage to me, just my pride.
Spider C lines replaced, hoop section straightened, prop and aluminum 9mm inside dia tubing in the mail.
Hope to fly again shortly.
Has anyone else had trouble with the carbon fiber spars?
This is my first PPG, but 4 years in PG - P3 with SIV.
My current thought is the SP140 with the hour battery is too heavy for a beginner in PPG.
(although, in the air and landing is sweet)
Going to step up my ground handling and try and grow some muscles.
I need to be more skilled.