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Old 06-26-2014, 11:05 PM   #2
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You will get various ways to do this posted ...

I rarely use tape alone - I prefer proper hinges and then use tape to seal any gap.

BUT the main error you made is the 1/16th gap and flat.

The old way to do it was : (Lets say its elevator)

Fold elevator back so it's on top of stab ... with hinge line together. This means the V will make it sit at an angle. Apply tape along the joint and press in place. Now fold elevator other way - STILL keeping hinge line closed up and apply tape other side. Once all pressed into place - return elevator to mid neutral ...

Another : The X hinge ...

Take strips of tape ... in pairs. Flip one over and stick tip to another sticky sides together. This now is stuck ie one end on TOP of elevator... down through and other end stuck UNDER stab. Take another and do the opposite way alongside it creating an X hinge. Do this at multiple points along the hinge line. It's an old method from Control Line days ..


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