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Old 07-24-2012, 10:08 AM
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I have a aerobatic 2m electric powered glider wing with a TOP hinge line. Is ultracote "hinging" strong enough ? Any other easy way to hinge this? (there's no mention of hinging the wings in the 2 page "manual"

The motor equivalent would be a .46 glow size

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:04 PM
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yes you should have no problem..........

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:51 PM
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Sure, no problem at all until the sticky stuff on the Ultracote wears out. I'd use pinned hinges installed at an angle so they are down into the wing material with the pin even with the top.
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Hingepoints but thats more work.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:43 PM
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+1 on the hinge points... and they are easier than flat hinges IMHO[&:]
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:46 AM
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I have a aerobatic 2m electric powered glider wing with a TOP hinge line. Is ultracote ''hinging'' strong enough ? Any other easy way to hinge this? (there's no mention of hinging the wings in the 2 page ''manual''

The motor equivalent would be a .46 glow size

Thanks
Here is a how to guide [link=http://www.airfieldmodels.com/information_source/how_to_articles_for_model_builders/construction/film_hinges/index.htm]CLICKY[/link]

I would be happy to rely on them on a model of the type you are talking about.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:15 PM
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Default RE: Hinging options

Thanks guys, I think I'm sold on small 2mm dia hinge points. The only thing I don't like about hinge points is to have to cut relieve openings for the hinge "elbow" into the already covered ailerons & wing TE (it's an ARF)

any tips on that?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:51 PM
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You can also use a threaded/sewn hinge.

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