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abelard 12-28-2007 08:22 PM

Unassembled Robart hinges?
 
Does anyone have experience with using the unassembled version of the Robart Hinge Points?

The hinge pin in the assembled units is actually a very small rivet, obviously installed with a special tool. Robart advertising offers no information about these pins or the tool. So what do people use? Thanks...

rj

b.bixel 12-29-2007 01:34 PM

RE: Unassembled Robart hinges?
 
I really think those hinges are best used for a removable control surface. One properly fastened long pin through all the hinges.

abelard 12-29-2007 05:11 PM

RE: Unassembled Robart hinges?
 
Actually I'm not as interested in making the surface removable as I am in getting precise alignment of the hinge axes. It would be nice if I could use a single long wire, under tension, to line up the hinges on one surface and epoxy them in place; remove the wire and assemble the hinges with rivets; then epoxy the other end of the hinges into the mating surface. Precise alignment, but no long kludgey-looking wire.

rj


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