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I have used eyebolts on two aircraft for elevator and rudder hinges. I like them, as they are very strong compared to aluminium. If you use a forstner drill bit, you can recess the base of the eyebolt into the wood and keep the gap between elevator / stabilizer and rudder / vert stab to a minimum. Just make sure the eyebolts are drilled at a true 90 degree. They are rather pricey. Don