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Nov 23, 2011, 06:20 PM
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How small can i make CA hinges?

I have never used those little guys before. I bought a sheet from Great Planes. At the hobby shop i noticed the pre-cut CA hinges were huge. Way bigger than I imagined using. Memory guesses they were 3/4" wide.

This application is just a stryker elevon. But the elevons are 6mm depron. I cut a bevel in the elevon and used blenderm. But im not happy with the travel. I apply the tape with the elevon down but it still is a little sloppy for my taste. I need 4 hands to get it really tight.

So im gonna use CA hinges. Plan to epoxy them in to keep them flexy. Open to opinions on that.

Goal is to be super duper light weight. How small of hinge can i get away with? Maybe just use more of them? Since depron is flexible i thought having more hinges would stiffin it up.
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Nov 23, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Sparks hinges on his toon planes are just between 1/8 to 3/16 " wide . 4 per side on around a 30" span
Nov 23, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Super Cool!!!! Many questions got answered as i read.

Sparks huh.....he a sparky? I was for a bit. Commercial electrician.

Can you link the full thread or is it obvious how to see it? Im not sure how.
Nov 23, 2011, 09:23 PM
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just click in the upper RH corner where it says Build Log : Cartoon Spitfire
Nov 23, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Click on the upper right hand corner "return to thread" will take you where you want to go!

Listen to Wilfor...he be more smarter:!!!!!!!!!
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Nov 24, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Ah thanks i will check it out.

Still like to hear from others if anyone wants to share their experiences with CA hinges.

How much penetration do they need?

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