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Old 10-27-2019, 06:17 PM
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My method of warming the glue allowing the hinge pin to be removed results in a ready use hole for the hinge pin. No need to plug and re-drill the hole. Hopefully you will never need to remove hinge pins again but if you do give my method a try.
The covering is printed and difficult to replace or fix if damaged. Also, I don't have 2 irons and the wood is very thick at the base of the rudder. At almost a half inch of wood to penetrate I just didn't want to put that much heat into the covering.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:06 AM
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Is there a good method for removing flat hinges? I am re- covering a Pitts bi-plane and it’s really hard to cover with control surfaces on.
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:43 PM
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If they are GS hinges with a cotter pin, slide out the pin and remove the hinge halves using a #11 or chisel exacto blade, sliding the blade above and below the hinge.

If they don't have a cotter pin, carefully cut them in half at the hinge line with a dremel cutting wheel
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:51 PM
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Her's a picture of a chisel blade and handle I made to remove some CF horns.

Allows you the get "flatter" along side the hinge than a standard Xacto handle
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