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Note: piano hinge includes hinge pin
MS20257P (supercedes AN257) hinge consists of two aluminum half hinges which mate and are held together by a hinge pin. Anodized finish. MS20257C is similar to MS20257P except made in stainless steel.
MS20001P aluminum hinge is extruded. The closed hinge loops cannot be pulled apart. Furnished with hinge pin. Anodized finish.
Hinges do not come with screw holes. Customers will need to drill own mounting holes.
Stainless steel hinge available.
"-3" in part number denotes 3 ft. pc. "-6" in part number denotes 6 ft. pc. (Example: MS20001P6-3 is 3 ft. pc. of MS20001P6 hing
Worked well for what we elected to use the product for, the only difficulties we encountered were, as we expected, were drilling through the stainless steel material even with the proper drill bits and the right drill speed. Well use it again when necessary.
SS PIANO HINGE 3 FT MS20257C4
SS PIANO HINGE 3 FT MS20257C4
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+recieved good in good condition and prompt. I am very please with the service, thank you Aircraft Spruce.
I purchased this hinge to replace the one on my elevator trim tab on my Christen Eagle II. They were cut to specs, 9 7/8. They are soft aluminum, very light, and easy to drill. I recommend pushing the pin out 1/2, cutting off 1/4, and then pushing it back in and crimping the empty ends to keep the pins in place.
just what I ordered Thanks
As advertised and well wrapped protecting it from damage in shipping.
Very good, indeed. Works perfectly for my purposes.
MS20257C4 -This is one of those cases that you get what you pay for. -This hinge is very well built. -I bought this particular hinge to attach cowling to my aircraft and I am pretty sure that it is not going anywhere. -If you are looking for an all stainless very durable hinge and price point isnt your first concern, then this is what you should buy.
just as i ordered and arrived quickly
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Yes, we do carry the piano hinge pin seperately. Hinge Pin (03-49000) is stainless steel, 0.089" dia., and comes in 6' lengths. Please see the "Accessories" tab of this web page to order.
All of the part numbers listed in the table above with the designation "C" in the part number. For example, MS20257C1-3 would be stainless.
We use a metal chop saw to cut, but other cutting tools can be used to cut it for a specific length.
The length is notated in the part number. A -3 at the end denotes a 3 ft length, a -6 denotes a 6 ft length. For example, 03-00047-3 is a 3 ft piece, 03-00047-6 is a 6 ft piece.
Yes, our piano hinges do come with the hinge pin and they are all Stainless Steel.
Yes, this is correct. The open width is for both legs. It will be the width of the entire unit once it is opened.
This is made of 5052 Aluminum.
The hinge pin diameter will vary for the open width size, and material the hinge is made from. Aluminum hinge pin for P1 is .063", P2 thru P5 is .090", an P6 is .180". Corrosion Resistant hinge C1 is .063", C2 is .090", C3 & C4 is .118", C5 & C6 is .180".
The specification allows 301, 302, or 304 stainless steel to be used.
The MS20001 hinges are extruded, the rest are rolled.