Miniature Piano Hinges


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Miniature Piano Hinges

Our miniature piano hinges are unique in that they are very small and are available in lengths up to 30" (30 inches) long. The longer lengths, as compared to a standard hinge, can be very helpful in many applications. Nelson Hobby hinges were used in a dive brake assembly in an award winning Dauntless model. Our hinges prove to be totally functional and realistic when used in scale models.

Cessna aircraft aileron hinges are commonly piano hinges and run the full length of the ailerons. The hinge prevents any airflow going through the hinge line, thus increasing the efficiency of the ailerons. As a bonus, the ailerons can be removed by pulling out the hinge pin.

Scale split flaps can be duplicated with these hinges. Many WWII aircraft as well as some jets use split flaps. Operating hatches can also be easily and realistically hinges with our miniature piano hinges. Loading gear and bomb bay doors are another application. The 3/8" (3/8 inch) wide brass plated steel hinges are excellent for operating cockpit doors, such as on a J-3 Cub, as well as inspection hatches and canopy hinges.

Brass Plated Steel
Miniature hinges are brass plated milled steel 0.017" (0.017 inches) thick. The hinge pin is steel of 0.048" diameter.

Width
Hinges are available three widths. When we say the flange width is 1/2", we mean that each side of the hinge is 1/4" wide, but laid flat the hinge is 1/2" wide. Full-scale piano hinges are usually 1" to 1 1/2" wide. The sizes of hinges offered can come very close to exact scale, depending on the scale of the model.

Diameter
The hinge pin diameter is the same for all hinges.

Length
The hinges are available in 10", 20", and 30" lengths. The lengths of the individual hinge units are 0.200" wide.

Heavy Duty Hinge We also have a 3/4" width standard hinge that is more of a heavy duty hardware-store-type hinge. Typically this hinge would not be used for model applications. This hinge is also available in the 10", 20", and 30" lengths.

Miniature 3/8" flange width
10" long       $6.05   Quantity:
20" long       $9.85   Quantity:
30" long     $13.20   Quantity:

Miniature 1/2" flange width
10" long       $6.35   Quantity:
20" long     $11.30   Quantity:
30" long     $14.05   Quantity:

Miniature 5/8" flange width
10" long       $7.15   Quantity:
20" long       $10.95   Quantity:
30" long     $14.30   Quantity:

Standard Heavy Duty 3/4" flange width
10" long       $7.15   Quantity:
20" long     $11.85   Quantity:
30" long     $14.85   Quantity:


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