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MajorSterling

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PostSubject: Pinning Dem Hinges   Wed 29 Jan 2014, 10:26 pm

Pinned the hinges on the small Spitfire today. Have never lost a model due to hinge failure since doing this.







(Pic below). I use epoxy rather than cyano because if you are sloppy you don't get the white marks you get with CA. Epoxy cleans up better with a little dab
of meths. I circle a little bit of 5 min epoxy on the top of the stick, then push it down flush with the surface with the flat of a screwdriver, clean up the
excess glue, wait till dry, then use a Dremel cutting disk to trim off the excess underneath.



(Pic below): I also fix the flap hinges with screws.

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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Dem Hinges   Wed 29 Jan 2014, 10:31 pm

Phil
Why screws and not pins on the flaps?
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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Dem Hinges   Wed 29 Jan 2014, 10:40 pm

I pinned all mine and does work well but yes Phil I did have the dreaded cyano marks on some around the heads so ironed a small piece of film over the heads to cover up Rolling Eyes 
Epoxy next time though  Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed 

Thanks for posting pics Phil, a very useful tip  Bravo 
I'll  probably do all that then forget to put the servo horn screw on the elevator servo  affraid 


Great tip 10/10
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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Dem Hinges   Thu 30 Jan 2014, 7:14 am

Hi Worzey: Since the flap hinges are close to the surface I find screws work just as well and are less hassle.
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