MikeMeech Posted 5 October , 2013 Share Posted 5 October , 2013 Hi All I am looking for detailed information on how the 'Hinged Board', used as one of the Contact Patrol Markings, by the RFC, was attached to the trailing edge of Corps aeroplanes. The attached 'close' ups are from two different RE.8s, but these were used on other Corps machines as well. The photos show the 12 inch by 18 inch board of 3-ply wood painted black, there were smaller sizes as well and sometimes two on a wing, but the 'join' would have been the same. I can make a good guess on how it was done but what is needed is how it was 'actually done'. Other sources are being looked into but has any Forum member come across any documentation or close up photos of the fitment of these panels. Please note that if the board is 12 inches in width then judging by the photos the 'hinge joins' to the trailing edge will be about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide, a gap appears between the trailing edge and the board between these 'hinge joins'. The hinge in fact may be on the board itself as in the second image the 'shiny hinge join' does not appear to go onto the main part of the board. They would have been attached to the wing ribs in some way at the 'wing end' of the fitting. Many thanks Mike Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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