Friday, March 10, 2017
Estes Skydart II #3229 Build, Part 19, Elevon Hinge
Here's all the instructions you get to set the hinge.
The parts list calls the Y piece the "Clear Decal". It's more like a thick strip of packing tape.
Because it is a clear hinge it should be placed after the model is painted. A plastic hinge is better than a paper one. Paper hinges (like on the old Gyroc) crack after being painted and eventually peel. This clear plastic hinge should stick very well to smoother surfaces.
Center the elevator in place and lightly tape from the bottom. You'll want the elevator held still while positioning the clear tape hinge.
The inset picture shows the other side, ready for the hinge.
I lifted it off the backing paper with my knife without touching the underside and leaving fingerprints that might diminish adhesion. Leave it on the knife positioning it before pressing into place.