Pinning Hinges


How many times have you seen a model with pins in to stop the hinges pulling out that have been done after covering. Many people have asked me why I don't pin my hinges, well, I do pin them, but before I cover the model, heres the way to do it.

Tailplane & Elevator

1. First fit the hinges into the elevator and then pin them (I use cocktail sticks)
2. Cover the elevator
3. Cover the rear face of the tailplane where the hinges fit wraping over to the top and bottom of the tailplane by about 5mm
4. Fit the elevator to the tailplane and pin the hinges.
5. Cover the tailplane, (bottom first and then the top).

All done hinges hidden under covering, This also applies to ailerons and rudder.