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Removing a hinged surface?

Old 09-19-2002, 07:02 PM
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Default Removing a hinged surface?

[ I also posted this in the kit building forum... wasn't sure where the best place was so I am posting here also ]

I am trying to figure out what is the best to remove the rudder and elevator surfaces from my plane without tearing it all up. I want to replace the two surfaces while I am converting the trike gear to tail-dragger. I have the new pieces built but I don't know how to get the hinges our of the vertical/horizontal stab.

Any suggestions?
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Default Removing a hinged surface?

apbonura,

My quick and dirty side wants to suggest that you just cut off the existing hinges flush, and rehinge in different spots. I'm sure that 's what I would try first in your spot. If you're lucky, someone here with have some magic glue-releasing trick that you can use instead.

Good luck,

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Default Removing a hinged surface?

I'd have to second that emotion... especially if they're CA hinges or similar.
Slice 'em flush, re-hinge in a slightly different place, if feasible.
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Default Slice 'em!

That should work!

Thought there might be some secret to it, but I guess it's just like anything else... the simplest solution is the best solution!

Thanks guys.

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