I am surfing (researching?) and looking at the various suggestions and insistances for the hinge material for a Gyroc clone, one thing I came across for airplane hinge material was using silicone as the adhesive force and the flexibility allows the hinge action. Has anyone tried this? The cool part is silicone is virtually indestructable, and would serve the dual purpose of hinge material and elastic thread replacement. Applying the silicone to the two pieces while they are set in the canted or released position would cause the silicone to act as the hinge and the rubber band, if you will. Silicone has the characteristic of returning to its 'neutral' position after flexing.
The concern I have is, would it rip or tear? Also what about taking paint?