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About 4- 5 inches of snow fell last weekend in Surrey.   The following day I went for a walk to check out the Jab.   Poor old thing has not flown since Sept 2020.  With the thingy going on we all wonder when will we get airborne again.... no one seems to know.  

 

 

 

 

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I hope you've got some kind of permanent warmth being applied to that engine, to prevent corrosion buildup.

Oil largely drains off surfaces over a few months, and those surfaces lose any protective oil coating, thus allowing corrosion to start.

Even just a couple of permanently-lit 100W incandescent globes situated in the enclosed engine bay, will produce enough heat to reduce corrosion-inducing, wide temperature ranges, and moisture/condensation levels.

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That poor little jabby! I dunno how fiberglass reacts to that cos I've never seen it before, but I sure would prefer to see it in a hangar.

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The one at Bundaberge didn,t look very good after being left in our sun for a period of time.

I wonder what became of it !.

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Moisture and freezing cracks  rocks. ICE expands . Otherwise Icebergs would to the bottom and not float. And that would change a few things.Nev

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Yep, ice would be bad and sun is too.  I reckon its a downside of fiberglass, that and the poor crushing strength.  Not to mention the sanding dust killing you.

A Jab shouldn't be kept outside, says me. It's bad enough at fly-ins, but that is not for too many days a year.

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One of the benefits of Aluminium is it doesn't mind hot dry sun but give it a damp environment and airborne pollutants along with connection to other metals especially ferrous based ones and you have problems. That's why all the aircraft boneyards are in the desert. Fibreglass doesn't like either. Both need protective coatings.

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On 04/02/2021 at 11:07 AM, planedriver said:

You are probably at Redhill. I know it well.

Just keep the Jabby away from my nephew who flys his models not far away. :no no no:

Not at Redhill. Parked on a private strip near Effingham.  There is a Jab powered Easyraider in the background. 

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In Somerset, we haven't had the snow other parts of the country have had... In fact, we have had bone-dry gin clear days hovering between -3 and 1 degree. We have had mornings that, although cold, of almost no frost. Perfect flying weather (with the appropriate attire). Pity I am back to renting aircraft, as we are in lockdown, and I can't rent one.

 

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5 hours ago, lee-wave said:

Effingham

Lee-wave,

This is a family-friendly forum. Please avoid using obscenities when describing foodstuffs.

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On 14/02/2021 at 10:12 PM, old man emu said:

Lee-wave,

This is a family-friendly forum. Please avoid using obscenities when describing foodstuffs.

Nice one 😁....it happens to be the village where Barnes Wallis hung out.  He is buried nearby...

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So do you know what happened to "Little Nellie" out of curiosity?

It's probably worth a lot more than it's build cost these days, if it's still around somewhere.

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7 minutes ago, planedriver said:

So do you know what happened to "Little Nellie" out of curiosity?

It's probably worth a lot more than it's build cost these days, if it's still around somewhere.

Your thinking of Ken Wallis of autogyro fame ..... Barnes Wallis was the Wellington bomber (geodetic), bouncing bomb (dambusters), tallboy bomb (Tirpitz) designer.  

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Thanks lee-wave, of course you are correct. Just goes to show that great Aussie wine can confuss your fuzzle box late at night.

Wing Cdr. Ken Wallis lived up on the east coast in Norfolk I think. 

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