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bigrip74
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« on: August 25, 2013, 09:32:42 PM »

I am building a BEN JONES S-125 and they show a seperate rudder and elevator, do i cover then install the wire hinge or install first then cover? What is the easiest process to install small gage copper to elevater/rudder?

Bob

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 04:29:30 PM »

I would personally build them in.

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 11:12:53 PM »

Hello Bigrip---

What I do to install wire hinges in a stick job elevator and rudder is, first, take my pin vise and insert one of those very skinny drill bits (of an "appropriate" diameter) into the pin vise. Then I drill holes through the balsa sticks of the rudder and fin, or the elevator and stab,  and insert a thin copper wire, selected to be just strong enough to actually hold the movable part in place. Drill the holes where they'll penetrate one of the balsa-stick braces (or add an extra brace if needed).
    I've actually had success with this method.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 07:07:21 PM »

I do the about the same thing as Denis C.
 but I use the wire from a twist tie with the paper or plastic removed and when I get the rudder and elevator set to trim on the test flights
I glue the controls fast and do not hove them after that !!
 George
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