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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Nose Gear Door Hinges


I need to close up a nose gear door and need some hinges. I saw some spring loaded ones a while back but can't seem to find them? Or maybe now there is a better method, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Mike
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Sonictronic has a spring loaded offset hinge

http://www.sonictronics.com/xcart/pr...9&cat=0&page=1
Old Sep 04, 2012, 04:35 AM
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I just fitted 30mm long bullet plastic hinges to my Hawk, 2 on each side but could anyone suggest what would be the best outlet selling very soft springs some 30mm by4mm OD. to keep the pull-pull wires away from the nose gear retract mech, Joe.
Old Sep 04, 2012, 09:37 AM
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What some have done is to use what we call a zip-tie or cable ties. comes in various lengths, and widths, for securing just about anything. It's bent in a U shape and shrink tubed over each steering cable. It always wants to spring apart, so on retraction, cables sping apart, down and locked, not enough compression to worry about.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 04:07 AM
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Thanks for suggestions, I used all sorts of alternatives but there is nothing to beat the soft reliable spring as ill. bottom pic, any idea where to get them? I tried today 10 places I could think off, no luck! Joe.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Local True value hardware store
Old Sep 05, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Local True value hardware store
Or Ace depending on what is in your neck of the woods.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Or Ace depending on what is in your neck of the woods.
I believe that Jofro's neck of the woods, is "downunder" . Not sure there are too many ACE, or TrueValue's there.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Above spring is too delicate for any h/ware store, tried them all. Even our spring specialist shop don't have it. I wonder where chineese get it for their h/ware kit packs, Joe.
Old Sep 06, 2012, 06:57 AM
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Biro spring with the end coils bent out perpendicular?
Old Sep 06, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine governor springs are perfect. They are on the older engines with dual springs.
Old Sep 06, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Ball point pen springs with a little rebending.


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