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Carbinge
carbon fiber hinges;
the new standard in continuous hinges


When Carbinge™ and Carbinge Keepers™ are used to attach cowling, the application results in a virtually perfect junction at the rear of the cowl.


Using the Zippin™ attachment system to attach wingtips with hinges (similar to the process with the cowling) is a great way to save weight, improve appearance, and increase strength. 

Carbinge Keepers™(patent pending)

Carbinge Keepers™ are the perfect partner for Carbinge™ or any other piano hinge used for attaching cowlings or wingtips.

Each set consists of a female threaded button beautifully machined of stainless steel and a #10/32 internal hex set screw fitted to make a professional finish to your project. The female seat has a 3/8" flange area that fits almost flush with the aircraft skin when the part is embedded in the cowl. The male internal hex screw is drilled and silver soldered to the hinge pin. It is designed to be threaded into the seat until the head is flush with or slightly past the head of the female seat.

Ease and security of installation and attachment is assured with Carbinge Keepers™. Three pronounced ridges machined into the cylinder allow it to be securely embedded in the airframe or other part with epoxy/flox or adhesive.  The lengths to diameter of the threads and the thread patterns assure that the pin will seat securely and will not back out under vibration. The original sets of Carbinge Keepers™ are in service in a Lancair IV-P and still performing flawlessly after about 400 hours of flight time as of October 2003.

Carbinge Keepers™ are guaranteed not to back out and the solder joint is guaranteed not to fail. Leading Edge Technologies agrees to replace or repair at our discretion defective materials returned postage paid. There is no other warranty expressed or implied for these materials and remedy is limited to replacement or repair.

Four Carbinge Keeper™ sets soldered to pins and threaded together

Four Carbinge Keeper™ sets soldered to pins and threaded together.   » View larger photo.


One Carbinge Keeper™ installed in a wingtip with another set along side for clarity

One Carbinge Keeper™ installed in a wingtip with another set along side for clarity.   » View larger photo.

Parts supplied with each set - only one extractor per order

Parts supplied with each set - only one extractor per order.   » View larger photo.

Parts assembled

Parts assembled.   » View larger photo.

Carbinge Keeper™ assembled and inserted into a length of Carbinge™

Carbinge Keeper™ assembled and inserted into a length of Carbinge™.   » View larger photo.

  • Four Carbinge Keeper™ sets soldered to pins and threaded together
  • One Carbinge Keeper™ installed in a wingtip with another set along side for clarity
  • Parts supplied with each set - only one extractor per order
  • Parts assembled
  • Carbinge Keeper™ assembled and inserted into a length of Carbinge™
 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER AND GUARANTEE: Use of Carbinge™ is at the purchaser's sole discretion and risk. Leading Edge Technologies makes no warranties, implied or expressed, with regard to the products or their suitability for any particular use except that they are rated to support 3,000 pounds per one-foot length of the hinge material. Carbinge Keepers™ are guaranteed not to back out and the solder joint is guaranteed not to fail. Remedies are restricted solely to repair or replacement of defective material, at manufacturer's discretion.












Leading Edge Composites
P.O. Box 428 - Port Hadlock, WA 98339
360.301.1066