Originally Posted by Bugbitten
Just a reminder. Anyone who uses tape for hinges. My T-28 went down Wednesday.
The hinge tape was lying on the ground next to the wreck. Checked the other hinges... tape just peeled off like the adhesive had dried up. Blenderm. Plane is several years old.
First, I am very sorry that your Trojan Crashed.
Second, I am very curious as to why you think the Aileron Failed? Are you saying it was the one of the Aileron Servos? Or that the Molded "FOAM" Hinged failed at that control surface on the wing?
My NAVY T-28 Trojan is about 6 years old now, one of the very first Trojan T-28 that Park Zone released and came with the older E-Flite 25-AMP non-switch mode ESC plus with the sorry 72-Mhz FM Receiver. The Airframe is still intact and never have my model exhibit any issues with any of the "Molded Foam" hinges anywhere on the wing.
Now, when the model crashes hard back to mother Earth, there is possibilities that Molded Foam / Tape etc... will rip / come off.