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Old 07-05-2003, 07:23 PM
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how do you do this? On a 3D plane with thick ailerons, do you put a flat piece of tape all the way along the wing where the aileron joins it over lapping the the aileron or do you take the tape from the wing down into the hinge line and back up the leading edge of the aileron, so the tape goes down into the gap between wing and aileron.
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Typically what is done is to use matching covering. Cut a piece as long as the surface to be sealed and equal in width to the beveled trailing edge of the forward surface and the beveled leading edge of the control surface. Then use an iron to seal it in place
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Old 07-06-2003, 04:03 AM
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Go to Horizon hobby web site,then to hanger 9 Edge 540. The down-loadable manual has a vary good explanation for sealing. If your using robart hinges try a paper hole punch to clear them, it works great.
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thanks guys! I am amazed to see they tell you its mandatory to seal the Edge control surface gaps, I will be sealing my Synergy before I fly it!
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