What's the width of your hangar opening?

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What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby kjmeyers1 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:24 pm

Just curious to see if anyone here hangars their 42 in a sub 50 foot opening hangar? I think my hangar opening is 45 feet so I'm interested in hearing if folks are able to get their plane in hangars with my size opening. I know with tail draggers you can wedge them in at a 45 degree angle but I don't have any experience.

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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby Star57 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:14 am

About 50 feet
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby kjmeyers1 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:03 am

The hangar I have before my present hangar I had a little less than a foot clearance on each side of my da40 and that used to make me sweat. I'm looking at a da42 but it's going to be super tight.
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby carym » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:57 am

I had a 50 foot width hangar. The ceiling light was located in such a way that if the tail was aimed at the ceiling light the plane had no problem fitting. From 2008 til last month (when it went back to Diamond) I had no problems moving the plane in and out of the hangar. Anything less than 50 feet would have me sweating, however.
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby BlackMammoth » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:11 pm

60 feet.

However we usually store 2 - 4 aircraft in the hangar, plus a car and a large cargo trailer.

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I wouldn't like to do anything less than 50' on a regular basis. You can certainly turn the aircraft diagonal (this is how we fit four planes in the hangar) but you still need to get it through the door.
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby Steve » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:23 pm

My hangar opening is 44 feet wide. No problems with a DA40. I just got a PowerTow, and am still learning to drive it. It helps to have that 2 foot clearance on each side...
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby kjmeyers1 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:04 pm

I'm loving that massive hangar. You can have some serious fun with that.
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby BlackMammoth » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:09 pm

Like cleaning it!
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby kjmeyers1 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:12 pm

Cleaning, what's that??? :D
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Re: What's the width of your hangar opening?

Postby Rick » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:17 pm

After nearly 10 years on the waiting list, I finally have a hangar now - it's 42' wide, so I am still working on the best way to get it in there with just barely a foot to spare on each side. It's uphill into the hangar, too...
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