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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:51 PM
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A couple of questions..

What is the best way to hinge control surfaces? I've been using the standard 28mm x 12mm mini nylon pinned hinges, about 3-4 per control surface, but they keep getting ripped out by accident. Therefore I my go back to simple duck tape style hinges. Is there a better way to do this? Taped hinges are quite straight forward if the top edge of the wing and aileron are flush, with each other, but I've cut A v leading edge in the control surfaces for more movement. Again, what's the best way to cut the edges between the wing and hinge.

second question, how do you get a nice shiny coloured finish on fiberglass? I've seen a few different products, not sure which is the best...

1. Mix a coloured pigment into the resin, so you get a coloured finish
2. use gel coat, ths seems quite heavy per m/sq
3. Coat of primer, then spray paint

Any help on the above would be great...

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