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Old 05-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #11
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Re: Light and strong Hinges?

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If on foamies this is the method I use:

Blenderm is the recommended hinge tape and is waterproof. The standard installation has the control surface bevelled to the top edge of the ailerons and elevator and centered on the rudder. On the ailerons and elevator the method for installing the tape is to fold the aileron over the wing with the edges aligned, then add the tape to the wing and fold it over the movable surface. Once that is done flip the control surface back over till it is in line with the wing and add another length along the top. Repeat this for the elevator and pretty much the same method for the rudder. Just deflect the rudder enough so that it is at max throw and fit the tape so it goes into the open groove.

The key is to keep the control surface as close to the wing, elevator and vertical stab so that the blenderm provides a hinge with minimal gap.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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Re: Light and strong Hinges?

Both Blenderm and Micropore are made by 3M. The micropore is a little lighter for the microplanes as it's made from a porous paper,very light weightwise, likely to let let the air through for healing purposes on the skin.
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