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Old 05-02-2003, 06:41 AM
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in a recent ground pounding crash i had with my trainer most of the hinges on my elevator were tore in two.
what is the best way to replace them? [1] just scrape out the old one the best i can [seems a little weak there]
or can i cut out new ones next to where the old ones were and just leave the old holes there and trimm of the old halves of the broke hing. i want to do the right way not fly junk that i don't trust and not airworthy or safe.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif[/img]
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Your second thought is the way I would do it. Just move over to new wood and trim off the old ones.
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Ditto on Daveo's comments!

I had a 40 Duraplane in which I successfully replaced the aileron hinges (twice, on one wing) by simply shaving off the old remaining hinges and cutting new hinge joints into the trailing edge.

Mark in Missouri

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