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Offline Dan_

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Re: Welding without distortion
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2021, 11:08:20 AM »
LE plans originally called for extruded piano hinge.  Much mo better than bent ones.

https://www.wicksaircraft.com/shop/extruded-piano-hinge/


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Re: Welding without distortion
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2021, 08:08:42 AM »
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Re: Welding without distortion
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2021, 02:26:50 PM »
I like the welded hinge design. It seems like the vibration and angular pull on the piano hinge rivets would eventually loosen them in the aluminum tubing. Maybe not, but for some reason Leonard decided against the piano hinge for the XL.

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Re: Welding without distortion
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2021, 04:09:54 PM »
^^^^^ Yeah, Curtis Pitts used a similar hinge. Probably stressed a "little" heavier than a LE.  :)

 

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