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Forum: Aerodynamics
02-26-2014, 11:25 PM
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Posted By fhhuber

That works

That works
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-26-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,759
Posted By fhhuber

Other glues can work. But no glue holds really...

Other glues can work. But no glue holds really well to nylon. You can help the glue hold by lightly sanding the surface of the nylon to give a rough surface and remove the residual mold release...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,759
Posted By fhhuber

Actual pivoting hinges: Melt some candle wax in a...

Actual pivoting hinges: Melt some candle wax in a shallow dish. Fold the hings and stick the pin portion in the wax so the glue won't stick in that part of it. If glue sticks the pin to the hinge...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,759
Posted By fhhuber

CA hinges are fine when properly installed. ...

CA hinges are fine when properly installed.

Error #1: using anything other than THIN CA. Med or thick won't wick in and will only glue appx 1/16 inch edges of the hinge as it enters the wood. ...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-24-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,759
Posted By fhhuber

We've been using clear/transparent tapes to seal...

We've been using clear/transparent tapes to seal the hinge lines. "Blenderm" is popular, but even common "scotch" tape will do the job for most e-power models.

If you can see light through the...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-24-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,759
Posted By fhhuber

Really doesn't matter what type airplane. The...

Really doesn't matter what type airplane. The cleaner the hinge line the better. As expected airspeed goes up making the hinge line gapless and smooth becomes more important.

Our 2 main concerns...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-24-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,759
Posted By fhhuber

For least drag, if you are going to have a V...

For least drag, if you are going to have a V notch for the aileron hinge line its better to have that at the bottom (and it looks better when the plane is on the ground)

Best is to use the...
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