Pattern Airplane Lovers forum:
Well, I guess if you are going to compete, the rules might stipulate that you would have to have a "pattern airplane".
However, since it appears that we have several members interested in pattern flying who are looking to sharpen their flying skills, why not get together and get down to some practice pattern flying with whatever airplane we have that is capable of doing such maneuvers.
I love the EU-1 pattern plane as well but I am not inclined to invest two grand to have one. On the other hand, I have two Four Star 120 planes [modified] that are more than capable, with the right pilot, of doing anything required of it.