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Old Aug 02, 2012, 10:12 AM
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I've not had the flipping problem and not needed tape. I suspect the issue is the angle of the 90 degree bends in the wire and the radius of the 180 degree bend. If the latter is not made a very tight bend, then a small recess is provided in the hingeline, it will stay in place in the unstable position of a straight control surface. That is, it cannot get past the skins. If the angle of the 90 degree bends is made to be just slightly less than 90 degrees, but the ends are put into the control surfaces at 90 degrees, then there is a slight force holding the wire into the hingeline.

So, when the surface is bent away from the hinge gap, then this slight force holds the wire in place. When the surface is straight or bent towards the hinge gap, the width of the 180 degree bend prevents that end from popping out as it has to get past the skins.

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