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Old Dec 01, 2003, 11:08 PM
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40A Cap 232 Stevens AeroModel Part 2

This is the 2nd part of this: Thread . Please continue to discuss.

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Old Dec 02, 2003, 02:10 PM
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10 bucks on the plane first

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Old Dec 02, 2003, 02:20 PM
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I hope he is right as well. But, I suppose we all could put one word per post and jinx it for him!
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Old Dec 02, 2003, 03:36 PM
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Old Dec 02, 2003, 03:44 PM
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Oh good! I'll have Bill's then. Ship mine first since its got furthest to travel
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Old Dec 02, 2003, 03:45 PM
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So what is everyone using for hinges? There is definatly not enough wood there in the wing or ailerons to support CA hinges and have them last very long im sure. Im going to add some small triangle stock to the aileron and some balsa to the inside of the wing for them to hold on to, and I will also seal the hinge gap with tape or covering as I do on all my models.
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Old Dec 02, 2003, 03:51 PM
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CA hinges here - don't foresee a prob w/longevity - plenty of wood. (almost TOO much wood....)

I didn't seal the gaps, but also don't plan on cruising around at 40+mph either, so no need in my case.

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Old Dec 02, 2003, 03:59 PM
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CA Hinges here as well. It sure beats tape

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Old Dec 02, 2003, 04:05 PM
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from Stevens AeroModel website;
Available for purchase FALL 2003.

That means at most another 19 days to wait! (last day of Fall is Dec 20th)

Too bad the weather forecast is for snow!

Later


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Old Dec 02, 2003, 04:10 PM
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CA hinges here - don't foresee a prob w/longevity - plenty of wood. (almost TOO much wood....)

I didn't seal the gaps, but also don't plan on cruising around at 40+mph either, so no need in my case.

Shawn
There is not plenty of wood there, the trailing edge of the wing is only 1/6" thick or so and thats what the ca hinge goes into, which is not near enough, they will pull out more than likely sometime, if not you are lucky. Its defiantly not TOO much wood LOL

How many times have you heard about CA hinges coming out on 40 size models that have solid wood for them to lock into? Tons.

I am surprised you can actually get them to lock into 1/6 wood, did you try pulling on them to test them?

Speed has nothing to do with it really, its extreme movement of the hingline that will pull them out, I would rather add 3 grams with the extra balsa then risk losing $500 worth of equipment to a hinge failure. You will also get better response with sealed hinges as the airflow cant move thru them.

Here are the small pieces I added to the ailerons.
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Old Dec 02, 2003, 04:16 PM
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Steve,
I can hold my plane upside down by the Ailerons with batteries in and they wont budge. I do not see any downside to what you are doing though.

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Old Dec 02, 2003, 04:21 PM
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Steve,
I can hold my plane upside down by the Ailerons with batteries in and they wont budge. I do not see any downside to what you are doing though.

Mike
Now, but flex them 1000 times and see if they are just as tight.


If it were enough Gary would use them on the E3D, If I remember right the trailing edge is thin on that also.

Id just rather be safe.
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Old Dec 02, 2003, 04:24 PM
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I've swaped over to woven hinges on all of my airplanes. They offer unlimited throw, are super easy to install, and will probably outlast my planes. I've used them in both foam and balsa models with great sucess.

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Old Dec 02, 2003, 04:30 PM
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Have you used them on the cap? I dont think you could get them in there the way the trailing adge is but I dont know as Ive never used them.


Only added 7 grams of weight with the extra balsa in the wing.
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Old Dec 02, 2003, 04:32 PM
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I've swaped over to woven hinges on all of my airplanes. They offer unlimited throw, are super easy to install, and will probably outlast my planes. I've used them in both foam and balsa models with great sucess.

-Jim
Jim,

I am not sure what you mean by woven hinges. Can you enlighten me?

Thanks,
Joe
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