The good news is that with Winter approaching, MYRO’s fuselage is under cover in my nice dry garage and I’ve been given permission to leave the wings where they still are, hanging safely on a wall out of the weather inside a dry hangar. The bad news is that as I still haven’t managed to sort out a place where I can keep and fly MYRO from, that’s where they’re now likely to stay until the Spring. But that’s better than last Winter when MYRO’s fuselage was outside partially covered by a tarpaulin in what seemed like never-ending rain.
The Credit Crunch which I had hoped would be beginning to recede by now is also actually getting worse, and not just for me I suspect. So budget is coming under quite a bit of pressure too and with Christmas only a few weeks away and taking everything into account, I think that MYRO and microlighting will have to go onto the back burner until the New Year. I’m very sad about that but I have to face facts and there’s not a great deal I can do about it.
I asked a few questions about inhibiting MYRO’s engine against internal corrosion as it has now been standing without being run for about a year. Although my garage is dry, there’s still an outside chance that crankcase condensation could cause corrosion to start on any internal bearing surfaces that have lost their oil protection. A can of special oil that you spray through the inlet and exhaust ports only costs a fiver but it means taking the exhaust and inlet manifolds that I’ve only just fitted, off again. I’ve been advised on the BMAA forum that just squirting 2-stroke oil in through the spark plug holes and turning the engine over a few times will probably be sufficient under the circumstances because the guys who know about these things say that it still manages to get where it’s needed. So I think that’s what I’ll do – I’ll leave the inlets and exhaust on and see if I can spin the engine on the starter. As the prop hasn’t been fitted I’ll have to be careful though.
Damn the Banks that caused all this grief and suffering for us all. Thanks to the dollops of taxpayers’ money that have been doled out to them, they aren’t feeling the pain. It’s just the rest of us who are the victims of their scheming and greed 🙁