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Old 08-19-2013, 12:06 AM
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I didn't take many pictures during that phase of the build. too busy trying to get it ready for paint.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:05 AM
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OK, so who is going to be the first to write me an illustrated guide to the hinge method for Kitplanes?

You can PM me if interested....
I followed the excellent description here: http://websites.expercraft.com/n51pw...y&log_id=23961 and am really happy with the results.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:03 AM
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OK, so who is going to be the first to write me an illustrated guide to the hinge method for Kitplanes?
I would love to see just that. I used the #4 screw kit from Cleaveland but would have gone the hinge route if I had known/thought about it. I might even consider a re-do because the 4's are a pain.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:00 AM
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I plan to mount my tips within the next year (probably Spring) using the hinge method. If you can't get permission to use material from the expercraft site or anyone else, then we could probably coordinate what pictures you wanted (or even get a real photographer) as well as a write-up.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:11 AM
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OK, so who is going to be the first to write me an illustrated guide to the hinge method for Kitplanes?

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I thoroughly documented my hinged wingtip install. Here are the links:

http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=3&dayid=567
http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=3&dayid=568
http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=3&dayid=569
Top of this page: http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=7&dayid=946
Bottom of this page: http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=7&dayid=959
Top of this page: http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=7&dayid=960
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:47 PM
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OK, so who is going to be the first to write me an illustrated guide to the hinge method for Kitplanes?

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When I first mentioned this method above, in the back of my mind was an old RVator with the method described and as far as I know the best documentation of how it is done was on Chad Jensen's website. I would recommend him. However, Chad's employer may not like him writing for the opposition.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:24 PM
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I used hinges and looked at Chad's site and Mike Bullock's site. Mike used a much better method for locating holes. Chad's method although I am sure it works, involved more time and work.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:40 PM
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I guess if you are not concerned about changes then whatever hangs them on is fine. Mine come off and are changed to alternate configurations for travel, racing and development. I use #8 screws and the heads are painted to match the airplane (not stainless steel). In other areas where I want it obvious that the screws are to be removed in normal service I sometimes use stainless steel screws. It simplifies maintenance if all your screws are the same size - for me I use #8s everywhere. I think I bought 100 #8 screws one time pressed them into cardboard and painted the heads blue with Imron but I also have a lot of unpainted #8 screws and the most common length is 1/2".

Other #8 screw locations. fairings (many), removable steps, cowling split lead cover plate. A burred head is a quickly solved problem.

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:59 PM
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NAS514's hold up as they are made of higher tensile steel.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:59 AM
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OK, so who is going to be the first to write me an illustrated guide to the hinge method for Kitplanes?

You can PM me if interested....
Paul, you might want to contact Mark Phillips (Possum works). He was the one that developed this process back in 2003.
http://websites.expercraft.com/n51pw...y&log_id=23961 There are now better ways to do the installation, but Mark was the first.

The process here...... http://websites.expercraft.com/n51pw...ry&log_id=5181


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