I've been on before, but have a different type of question this time around.
I'm looking to just get into recreational aerobatics (for now) and wondering about the age of some aircraft available on the market. I'd love to have Decathlon to use for cross-country flights and the occasional loop/roll/hammerhead, but the fact is they are part of an aging fleet. Quite frankly, they are the most comfortable for me as far as price range goes. Who wouldn't want a Super-D, but I have to be realistic right now.
Let's leave off the discussion of wood wings vs. metal wings for now (on the Bellancas) as I've hashed that out enough.
What are your thoughts on aerobatic aircraft (such as the Citabrias, Decathlons, etc.) that are now pushing 30+ years old? Still a trustworthy mount? Of course, maintenance and any damage history would factor in.