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Old 04-22-2022, 11:38 PM
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Typically the co-pilot side is where the most vibration/ wear occurs. See post #3 of this thread for the repair.
There are 2 types of hinge material. One has rolled eyes the other has machined eyes. The machined ones are far superior and can be bought from Spruce. If I was building that is all I would use.
Thank you.......I will look into the extruded hinge.
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A follow-up to post #1…. Hinge was replaced and “smoke” pattern from loose hinge loops was noticed on right side of lower cowling. My friend cleaned both halves of the piano hinge with brake cleaner and then used a toothpick to smear some clear GE silicone inside the hinge loops. He let the silicone dry and they reassembled. Hinge pin was a little hard to insert on initial reassemble but result is a clean cowling with no “smoke” trail. Only about 5 hours flying time but results look promising…
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