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    Hinging options

    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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    RE: Hinging options

    yes you should have no problem..........

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    RE: Hinging options

    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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    RE: Hinging options

    Hingepoints but thats more work.
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    RE: Hinging options

    +1 on the hinge points... and they are easier than flat hinges IMHO[&:]
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    RE: Hinging options


    ORIGINAL: vasek

    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
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    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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    RE: Hinging options

    You can also use a threaded/sewn hinge.

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