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Old Mar 01, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Elevator install

Installing the stock hinges did not go well. One of the hinges nearest to the fuselage got hung up and just would not go in completely leaving me with a uneven gap. CA can be very unforgiving. I let it dry overnight and cut and trimmed the hinges flush with the surface and made new slots for Du-Bro small nylon pin hinges No. 118. Test fit them to make sure they would seat properly; had to trim back part of the hinge to get it into the stabilizer section before mixing up some 30 min. epoxy. Tip: before using epoxy on pin hinges bush a little Vaseline on the pin hinge portion and melt it with a heat gun to prevent the epoxy from getting into the hinge area and binding up the hinge.
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