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Really Big Hinges?

Old 09-04-2003, 12:13 PM
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Default Really Big Hinges?

I'd like to find out about any outsize hinges that are available. I know about the large Robart Hinge-points, but those would be too small for what I need. It would take a ton of them to support really big surfaces. So, who makes true Giant scale hinges?
Old 09-04-2003, 02:57 PM
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Default TYVEK Hinges

I just used TYVEK material for my "BIG PINK" hinges.

http://home.comcast.net/~sherbertson/bigpink.htm
(Scroll down to see installation application)

The stuff is rip-proof, and very flexible. I made from US Postal Envelopes...but you can get at any home improvement store.

Use a good Poly-u glue.
Works GREAT!!

I'm running over 165 sq inch surfaces with them...

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Old 09-04-2003, 03:32 PM
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Default Really Big Hinges?

C.B. Associates makes arguably the most robust hinges available.
They use 1/8" brass tubing as the pivot material and they're made in several different configurations that will fit just about any application you could think of.
If I were thinking of 12ft+ wingspan aircraft, they would be my only choice. If one of their hinges won't work for your application, you're pretty much going to have to make your own.

http://www.scaleaero.com/cb_associates_hinges.htm

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