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Old Mar 05, 2003, 09:52 AM
TX_QBALL@webtv.net
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Du/Bro Hinge Installation

Is there a neat way to install the DuBro plastic hinge with the wire
thru the hinge itself. I'm ready to install but have tried using these
hinges before and end up with glue in the hinge itself and had to clean
them up so they would work...Should I use epoxy or thick CA or what. I
can put oil on the moving part but it's still a mess. How do yall do
it?? Injecting glue in the hinge slot with a needle and syringe would
work also but the glue is usually too thick to go thru the needle.
Help...Thanx

Old Mar 05, 2003, 10:12 AM
Margaret Campanelli
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Re: Du/Bro Hinge Installation

Using a toothpick, I put Vaseline on the hinge joint and work it in. Do
this carefully so the Vaseline does not get on the hinge part that goes
into the wood. I then LIGHTLY DAMPEN the hinge slot and put A LITTLE
polyurethane (Gorilla) glue into the slot. Just use a little since this
stuff expands to about 2 - 3 times the initial size. Your hinges will
not come out without breaking the wood and the glue fills any
"imperfections" to provide an excellent bond.

Just get a very small bottle of the stuff since it goes bad about 6 - 8
months after the seal is opened. PS - the glue is VERY EASY to sand (if
needed).







TX_QBALL@webtv.net wrote:

>Is there a neat way to install the DuBro plastic hinge with the wire
>thru the hinge itself. I'm ready to install but have tried using these
>hinges before and end up with glue in the hinge itself and had to clean
>them up so they would work...Should I use epoxy or thick CA or what. I
>can put oil on the moving part but it's still a mess. How do yall do
>it?? Injecting glue in the hinge slot with a needle and syringe would
>work also but the glue is usually too thick to go thru the needle.
>Help...Thanx
>
>
>


Old Mar 05, 2003, 11:52 AM
Ed Smega
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Re: Du/Bro Hinge Installation



Margaret Campanelli wrote:

> Using a toothpick, I put Vaseline on the hinge joint and work it in.


This works well for me, I use a hair dryer to warm the hinge joint after
applying the vaseline. This makes it flow into the hinge. Use very
little vaseleine! I just coat the hinge tab with epoxy before inserting
into slot. This seems easier than trying to get glue into the slot.

Ed


>


Old Mar 05, 2003, 01:42 PM
Dr1Driver
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Re: Du/Bro Hinge Installation

>Is there a neat way to install the DuBro plastic hinge with the wire
>thru the hinge itself.


Use a small brush or toothpick to coat the hinge area with KY or some other
water-based grease. Use slow-set (15 mins.) epoxy to install the hinges. Wipe
off any excess that squeezes out. Even slow-set CA will set too quickly to
allow proper alignment.
Old Mar 05, 2003, 07:02 PM
TDShannon
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Re: Du/Bro Hinge Installation

to get the epoxy in slots, use a straw cut in say 4-6 inch pieces, flatten
one end and fill at the other, then slide the flattend end in the slot and
squeeze a little from the straw into it, release and move to the next slot..
if the straw gets too messy throw it and grab a new piece.. works like a
charm. always keep a supply of rubbing alcohol on hand to use with paper
towels to wipe off any that gets whre you dont want it.


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<TX_QBALL@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Is there a neat way to install the DuBro plastic hinge with the wire
> thru the hinge itself. I'm ready to install but have tried using these
> hinges before and end up with glue in the hinge itself and had to clean
> them up so they would work...Should I use epoxy or thick CA or what. I
> can put oil on the moving part but it's still a mess. How do yall do
> it?? Injecting glue in the hinge slot with a needle and syringe would
> work also but the glue is usually too thick to go thru the needle.
> Help...Thanx
>



Old Mar 05, 2003, 10:52 PM
Rob Glover
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Re: Du/Bro Hinge Installation

First thing I do is cut the existing hinge wire pin head off and
remove the wire from the hinges. I get a piece of .020 straight music
wire, or better yet pultruded CF rod, long enough to span the surface
I'm hinging. Replace the old hinge pins with the one long hinge pin.
This will keep the rotational axes of all the hinges aligned with the
surface and each other so that they will work a lot better. I use
Pacer Fiber Poxy. Sqwoosh it into the hinge slot and wipe off the
excess. Push the hinges in. Let it set up for a few minutes, so it's
firm but not really hard. Grab the end of the new hinge pin (you left
it long enough, right?) and pull it just enough to break any adhesive
bond. Before the glue gets really hard move the surface to break any
errant glue loose. Do one side at a time. I usually glue the hinges
into the wing, vertical fin, or stab, let that cure, and then glue the
control surface on. After it's all set you can pull the hinge pin out,
pull the control surface off, and clean up wherever you need to. You
can pull the hinge pin and reinstall it as needed from now on. And
your floppy bits will flop better.

BTW - the hinge isn't really done untill the hinge is gap sealed.

happy trails - Rob Glover



> Is there a neat way to install the DuBro plastic hinge with the wire
> thru the hinge itself. I'm ready to install but have tried using these
> hinges before and end up with glue in the hinge itself and had to clean
> them up so they would work...Should I use epoxy or thick CA or what. I
> can put oil on the moving part but it's still a mess. How do yall do
> it?? Injecting glue in the hinge slot with a needle and syringe would
> work also but the glue is usually too thick to go thru the needle.
> Help...Thanx

 


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