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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 07:11
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
By the hinge line, do you mean the wing fold? The wing fold is between the flap and the aileron, the wing tip jettison was further out, leaving a stub aileron.

Funny thing, I've never seen The Fighter Collection's Bearcat with her wings folded in 40 years (yes, she joined Stephen Grey's collection 40 years ago!) yet the second aircraft they operated for a short while certainly sat on Duxford's flight line with her hands up.
I copied the quote from wikipedia, which is what I looked at to confirm what I recalled reading in a book somewhere. If "hinge-line" is incorrect and you know correct alternative description then feel free to correct it. It would obviously be a good idea to have some aileron control post wingtip departure!
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