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Old 01-02-2007, 11:06 AM
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Hello!, Happy New Year!

Please can anyone tell me results on using CA hinges on 2m ships, do they hold?, weight saving?

I´ve always used DU-BRO Hinges, but i think I can save a little weight, and the CA Hinges are a lot easier to install.
Old 01-02-2007, 11:09 AM
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I just changed out from metal hinges on my Exceleron to CA.

CA hinges are just fine properly installed, they will last a very long time.

There are a lot of opinions out there,
Old 01-02-2007, 11:12 AM
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I like CA higes but use only the heavy duty ones sold at Radio South. Been in my plane for about two years with no problems.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:02 PM
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Ditto...Radio South Pro Hinges are the only way to go. They are just little blue rectangles, no fancy corners or slots or nothing, but are tough as nails.

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Old 01-02-2007, 12:38 PM
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I ran the blues in a punished 34% Extra with 0 problems.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:38 PM
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Been using them for years. After a mishap last year with my Eclipse and the ground the hinges were intact and pulled wood from the structure. I have never had any prblems using them.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:18 PM
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Thanks Guys, I guess I'll give them a try, I´m planing on using them on a BRIO
Old 01-03-2007, 12:18 AM
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one last note, you might want to read this RCU tip

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...?article_id=55

Old 01-03-2007, 01:22 AM
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Been using the Radio South sense the 80's with no problems, the only thing I would add is use fresh new thin CA.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:10 AM
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Thanks guys, how about the great planes CA Hinges?, to get the radio south I wil have to order them and ship all the way here (Venezuela), and the great plane ones I can buy them in the local shop, any diferences?
Old 01-03-2007, 08:45 AM
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Great Plane Ca hinges I've seen seperate or delaminate the Radio south is the best there is and the original ca hinge. Your taking chances with anything else.
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:45 AM
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A quick test of CA hinges is to grasp one with two pliers butted together in the center - then pry the pliers against each other to attempt to tear the hinge. Many will tear easily (Radio South Pro Hinges won't).

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