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    does anyone have hangar door plans they would be willing to share?
    i am interested in light weight options for existing hangar thanks
    shawn coleman
    208ap

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    Hi! We used the local lumber company farm supply pole building outfit. They had a track system where the door rolls around on the inside of the hanger. I will probably be going to the airport this evening, will take some pics and post them later. Very happy with them and all who have seen them have really liked the idea.
    David and Judy
    TF# 651
    Butterfly Fun Lines
    1941 BF12-65
    N36468
    Grasshopper Fun Lines
    1988 Hatz CB-1
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    • #3
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      Thanks Would Really Apreciate Any Help At All
      Shawn

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        Shawn I use bi-fold doors like in a closet. They are 40 feet wide. They are made of 2 X 2 sq. tubing and cover with tin. They work very well and I can open them with one hand. They ride in a track on top. They took about 2 days to build. I can take picture if you want.
        Vic
        N95110

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        • #5
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          I build a hangar door for my hangar two years ago and used the Ultimate Door kit which is a sigle door build from wood with clear fiberglas panels. The cost was about $2000 for everything. The door is a one pice door that opens like the old garage doors that tip in when it goes up. The phone number for Ultimate Door is (414)438-0747 or (414)461-5430 thy are based in Milwaukee, WI.
          I will try to post some pictures in the next few days.

          Mike

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          • #6
            Re: hangar door plans??

            looking at all options so would apriciate any pics or advice
            shawn coleman

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            • #7
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              Hi Shawn, these pics are showing the radius corner for the inside track of the door. The first section folds back on itself, allowing the rest of the door to remain stationary if you just want to have a little breeze without opening the full door. These doors are steel, however you could use any material to make them lighter if you wanted to. You just need to locate a source for the rail kit and rollers. Like I said, these were made by a farm supply, pole building outfit. If you have any questions, I will try to answer. Hope these give you some ideas!
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              David and Judy
              TF# 651
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              1941 BF12-65
              N36468
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              1988 Hatz CB-1
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                very nice pics thanks for everybodies input it sure helps
                shawn coleman
                208ap

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                • #9
                  Re: hangar door plans??

                  Originally posted by dewhitaker
                  Hi Shawn, these pics are showing the radius corner for the inside track of the door.
                  Wow! If it wasn't for the insulation, I'd swear those pictures were of my hangar! Even the bird poop looks familiar! I'm less pleased with them, but I have a dirt floor and the heaving in the winter is a lot of the problem. What do you have along the bottom to stabilize the doors?

                  ACtually, I see some differences that I'd like to consider for my setup. Maybe you could contact me off line?
                  Last edited by NY86; 07-27-2006, 17:56.
                  John
                  New Yoke hub covers
                  www.skyportservices.net

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                    Hi John, do you have a phone number? Send me a PM and I will return call.

                    The doors are pinned when stationary. Just a piece of pipe in the floor, and a rod in a bracket mounted on the door. Pull the rod up to move the door.

                    Birds! Some of them got "lead poisening" this spring and won't be back
                    David and Judy
                    TF# 651
                    Butterfly Fun Lines
                    1941 BF12-65
                    N36468
                    Grasshopper Fun Lines
                    1988 Hatz CB-1
                    N83LW

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                    • #11
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                      Hi David,
                      I really like your door/track set-up. Thanks for sending the photos. We have barn doors here on the same type of track, but straight. Can you please provide the name/phone # for the radius track material supplier? Do you know what's the radius... 5 ft or so? I was looking at straight track today at the lumber yard along with the rollers. The rollers I saw have two axles with 4 wheels per assembly. The only thing I didn't like was that they ride in a plastic bushing. Seems like that bushing may get brittle and break away after a few years in the hot Texas sun. I would prefer the rollers be in an actual sealed bearing. I still plan to go look at Tractor Supply to see what they have. How much did your doors cost to make and install?
                      Terry Bowden, formerly TF # 351
                      CERTIFIED AERONAUTICAL PRODUCTS, LLC
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                        Terry, will do some checking and post later in the week.
                        David and Judy
                        TF# 651
                        Butterfly Fun Lines
                        1941 BF12-65
                        N36468
                        Grasshopper Fun Lines
                        1988 Hatz CB-1
                        N83LW

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                        • #13
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                          Terry,

                          One of the guys in my neighborhood is going to replace his track door with a hydroswing at some point. You might want to fly down and take a look at it. I'm not sure when he is actually going to do something (he is still looking for a plane), but he might be interested in selling it at some point.

                          I'm not sure if time is a factor for you.....
                          Richard Boyer
                          N95791
                          Georgetown, TX

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                            Terry, here is a link to the manufacturer of the curved radius box rail track that was used on our hanger. Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, work has been a pain the past week.

                            http://www.natman.com/prodinfo_prod.asp?cat=8&sub=24
                            David and Judy
                            TF# 651
                            Butterfly Fun Lines
                            1941 BF12-65
                            N36468
                            Grasshopper Fun Lines
                            1988 Hatz CB-1
                            N83LW

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                              Terry,

                              Did my neighbor ever call you?

                              Richard Boyer
                              N95791
                              Richard Boyer
                              N95791
                              Georgetown, TX

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