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Old 12-10-2003, 10:23 PM
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Default How strong are they really?

Can those little paper hinges keep the control surfaces on the plane? to me it seems like they would tear or come out, especially with fast hi torque servos it seems more likely. don't they have like hinges made of two pieces half the size of the paper ones and connected with an actual "hinge" it just doesn't seem to me like they are to sturdy or strong
Old 12-10-2003, 10:50 PM
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

I presume you're talking about CA hinges. Have you tried to tear one in half?
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

If you're talking about "CA" hinges (originated by Sig as Easyhinges) they're strong enough when properly installed to tear the wood that they're glued to out of the airplane. In other words, strong enough. For higher load applications use more of 'em.
Old 12-11-2003, 07:13 AM
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

They are not paper, they are plastic with a fiberous coating. One of the most important things about them is proper installation. Have a look at this before installing:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...?article_id=55
Old 12-11-2003, 09:44 AM
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

They are not "paper", but mylar which will last longer than you will. (G) Have you ever tried to remove one that has been properly installed? You can't pull them out. What you are calling paper is the fuzzy outer layer which is intended to wick the adhesive inside the slot.
Old 12-11-2003, 11:11 AM
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

I like them better than the dubro one in most cases. Way easier and stay in better. Try to rip one.
Old 12-11-2003, 02:59 PM
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ORIGINAL: FLYBOY
Try to rip one.
Actually, I did, after the last thread where everybody said, "Try to tear one". To my surprise, it was very easy to tear one in half. Try it yourself. But it takes a quick shearing motion, which would be impossible in a real plane, so I still use them.
Old 12-11-2003, 03:51 PM
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

If you were able to tear one in half, you have one h*ll of a grip. Now I guess you could put it in a vise and pull with pliers, but I can't tear one with just my hands. Maybe trying to tear phone books in half would help.
Old 12-11-2003, 06:13 PM
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

If you put a notch in it with a knife, it will tear, if it is new and uncut, it will resist tears.
Old 12-11-2003, 06:39 PM
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Default RE: How strong are they really?

I did have a problem with them in my UcanDo .46 The fiber surface seperated from the plastic in the middle. I replaced them all with dubro hinges. Never have to worry again. But i know some guy swho swear by them.


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