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Old Dec 24, 2011, 04:33 AM
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cutting a live kevlar hinge

a small description and diagram of how I cut kevlar hinges for my glider control surfaces

note:Read the text file down below . The diagram corresponds with the text file.The text should be read first to get the most out of the diagram
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Back at cutting hinges as my yearly ritual
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My apologies for not including dimensions to help locate the spar and hinge line locations for those of you that bought the non transparent full carbon parts.

I simply purchased some pylons so I could provide them with my tails for guys that might need a mount .
See more on the mounts here
But to be more specific on the mount Craig made for my tail dimensions see this post http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=10
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Cutting a live kevlar hinge (14 min 26 sec)


live kevlar hinge (7 min 20 sec)
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Thanks for sharing. Is there any particular weave of kevlar you'd recommend?

Kevlar tape is a nice form factor for those that use kevlar hinges but I'm not sure how a particular weave affects the hinge's properties. Can't tell if the kevlar tape in the link is at a 45deg bias or not.

http://www.fibreglast.com/product/Ke...ape_531/Kevlar
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Your welcome.
From the tapes I have seen they are often way to heavy and also 0/90

I use the very common 1.7 oz kevlar fabric placed on a bias. [Style 120 ]
I realize that becomes a problem with guys not wanting to buy a whole yard though.

Not sure if they still sell them but sweetcomposites used to sell small wedges of kevlar


http://sweetcomposites.com/Kevlar.html [2 nds]
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