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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..

Old 01-08-2002, 12:51 AM
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Default CA Hinge Failure


If you had Major elevator flutter, then I would expect the hinges, any hinge for that matter, to fail. What if the flutter hadn't happened? You still might be using them today.



What CA did you use? How long did you let it sit and dry before you tried to pull? If I get a chance tonight, I'll try it with the SIG hinges I have and Pacer thin CA.


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