- Jan 19, 2009
- Reaction score
So one of the tricks I have been doing for a long time now is to use monokote for hinges on gliders. So i thought I would share how to do it.
- Sealing Iron (greatplanes has a wounderfull hand held for cheap.)
- razer or exacto
- Turn iron to the recommended temp for the Monokote being used.
- measure the hinge 1" wide and 1/4" shorter then the elevon
- line up the elevon with the glider and place the hinge centered between the two .mark the four corners to help aline in the next step.
- Carefully start to remove the backing from one end (do not remove it all at once!) Carefully line up the monokote end your working with to the two marks made and press into place.
- Slowly work pressing the monokote in place allong the elevon
- Repeat steps 2-5 for other elevons if needed
- Take the iron and slowly work it accross the monokote a few times to shrink and set it. repete on each hinge.
- Once cooled. work the hinges so the operate smothly.