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Old 12-30-2013, 02:27 PM
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Default Foam hinge repair

Hi guys,
This morning I was going to put my new Flyzone select scale Corsair together, but I noticed that the rudder hinge, while not broken, was torn in a few places, they say thats fairly common on foamies. I watched a video by RC Informer on foam hinge repair, and he used a paint brush, and just brushed on some Welder's glue to the hinge. I can't find Welders glue around here, but I do have some E-FLITE CA foam compatable, thick, slow cure glue on hand, Im just wundering if I can use that in place of the Welder's glue, or would I be better off just to use some hinge tape? Any advise on this will be greatly appriciated.
Thanks, Paul
Old 12-30-2013, 11:13 PM
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The CA glue will be to brittle for the hinge and won't work very well. I would do one of three options, cut the rudder off and install your choice of hinge (fiber CA hinge, plastic hinge), second use hot glue and spread a thin layer down the length of the hinge making a nice flexible hinge that will be strong, last you can just use hinge tape and that would work well too. Hope this helps and good luck.

Chris

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