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Old April 18th 18, 05:19 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Frank Whiteley
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Default corosion during storage

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:45:06 AM UTC-6, James Thomson wrote:
At 04:42 18 April 2018, krasw wrote:
On Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:43:55 UTC+3, john firth wrote:
There is a report on serious corrosion in PIK 20 s due to
condensation during storage. The rod ends in particular are
One recommendation is that the trailer be sealed with silica gel inside



I am skeptical that a trailer can be sealed well enough to prevent
complete air changes due to pressure changes during say 6 mo of

Has anybody tried this?

John F

I believe in this case the glider was outside trough UK winter (mostly
rain). This is not normal at all, especially for PIK which uses hardware
that is quite high quality.

The original BGA report on the PIK (complete with more horror pictures)
is he


Note that the trailer is described as damp and unventilated. Note also
that another PIK in a ventilated trailer on the same site was unaffected.

Great resource by the way.

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