... I built the grey Rafale twin in 2003
and flew it for nine years
It was time to retire it, it had numerous issues:
worn out geartrain on the servos lead to excessive play in the elevons, retracts had accumulated a ton of dust and grime, nosegear steering worn out, electrical wiring started to peel, chipped blades on both fans, one wemotec plastic spinner exploded last week etc.
I took all the electronics out and will hang the nine-years old overflown airframe in the attic