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Old 01-08-2002, 12:37 AM
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Default CA hings bad luck for me too


I almost lost my Regal Eagle in part due to CA hinges too. I had MAJOR Flutter on the Elevator on the test flight during the first high speed pass.

I landed with reduced elevator authority and couldn't believe my eyes when I got up close to the airplane.

The entire right side elevator had ripped out from the hinges (hanging on by the control rod) and the left side elevator had 2 of 4 hinges ripped out. Talk about lucky..

I put Robart pin hinges in and tapped the hinge line.. Never had a problem after that..