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From: "gldrgidr" <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2003 10:08 PM
Subject: Micafilm tail hinges
Denny Maize from Polecat (XP-3) leaked out this improved method for hinging DLG tailfeathers. This involves using a strip of Micafilm covering as a hinge for elevator and rudder. You split the mating surfaces their full length about 1/8" deep. Place the micafilm strip into the slots allowing a 1/32" gap of micafilm between the two surfaces. Apply CyA to the gap to leach into the micafilm hinge. Micafilm is a fiber reinforced covering which makes it a thin, light, strong, permanent hinge that seals the full length of the joint. Forget worrying about replaceing tape hinges when the sticky no longer sticks. I use Pearl white micafilm (it's the lightest) but Denny is fond of red. I'll upload a closeup of one of my bug tail hinges to the Gallagher folder. John