Like others, my lower hinges started to smoke rivets early on. I added a small piece of angle and nut plate on the inboard end of each hinge, just one screw and a large area washer for each hinge. Problem solved. Original hinges still there and doing fine, 900 hours.
It was an east retrofit on a flying airplane. My intent was to go back and replace the hinges with screws but never did.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.
RV6 - Builder/Flying
Fiat G.46 -(restoration in progress, if I have enough life left in me)
RV1 - Proud Pilot.
Last edited by JonJay : 05-21-2023 at 08:23 AM.