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    Have you Built a Hangar from 2 Shipping Containers?

    The attachment plate for the arch is approximately 1 ft wide. So from the edge of the container to 1 ft inboard, technically.
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    Have you Built a Hangar from 2 Shipping Containers?

    I'm still here. Just got engineering plans back. The vertical and shear force from the arch is approximately 800 lbf/sq ft on each container's edge under snowload. That's a lot. A shipping container roof I found out is flimsy...will need to put a "platform" container on top to take the load...
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    Have you Built a Hangar from 2 Shipping Containers?

    I'm building a 45' long by 60' wide hangar from two 45' long shipping containers and connecting them with steel arches. Has anyone personally ever done this before? My question is very specific: Containers take almost all force in via the corner points. If you look at containers stacked, they...
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    Have you Built a Hangar from 2 Shipping Containers?

    Thanks for all the responses. It seems no one has built a hangar or building like that. My question is very specific: Containers take almost all force in via the corner points. If you look at containers stacked, they only touch on the corners (the corners are a tad raised above the rest of...
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    Have you Built a Hangar from 2 Shipping Containers?

    I'm not sure if this is the right discussion area, but I'm building a 45' long by 60' wide hangar from two 45' long shipping containers and connecting them with steel arches. Has anyone personally ever done this before? If so, I have some questions for you!
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    How much height do floats add to a plane?

    That's what I was thinking...boy is that gonna be one tall door.
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    How much height do floats add to a plane?

    How much extra height do floats add to a plane? Example: I was looking at building a Zenith 801. The plane is 10' tall. How tall will it be if I put floats on it? This is important in how tall of a hangar door I need.
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    Building my Own Hangar - Do you have any recommendations?

    Good gravy you got one heck of a setup. Unfortunately the closest Menards is 841 miles away. :(
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    Building my Own Hangar - Do you have any recommendations?

    Do you know what company he bought his from?
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    Building my Own Hangar - Do you have any recommendations?

    Bid came back...about $6,000 for the door and $5,000 for the free-standing frame!! Man that' adds up!! :ermm:
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    Building my Own Hangar - Do you have any recommendations?

    I am now looking into metal building companies...I called up Olympia Steel Buildings (https://www.olympiabuildings.com/) and they said that 80% of the people that buy them erect the building themselves. They also said that all their pieces "bolt" together. That seems relatively simple.... As...
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    Building my Own Hangar - Do you have any recommendations?

    Does anyone recommend a type of hangar to build? Does anyone recommend building a hangar or should I just contract that out? DIY: Quonset Huts are easy to put up and cheap, but the style clashes with my house. I was thinking of making a hangar with Versatube (www.versatube.com), but I have...
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    Hangar Door Companies

    Found one: Manual Hangar Doors for the General Aviation Industry - FoldTite Systems, Inc.
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    Hangar Door Companies

    Hello. Does anyone recommend a company that sells hangar doors? Looking for bi-parting hangar doors but will consider other types. I am more interested in manual versions or ones that can open both manual and automatically. Thanks in advance.
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    Fastest Kit Aircraft I can Buy Now

    Yeah I figured it was the Lancair's, but I wasn't sure if there was some unknown kit I was unaware of. I hate airlines but I need to get places just as quick or quicker. I was hoping to find something quicker than the Lancair's, but without having to buy a business jet! Other mission...
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    Fastest Kit Aircraft I can Buy Now

    What is the fastest kitplane I can buy on the market right now? Something actively being sold.
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    Quad City Challenger II Build Time

    What is the realistic build time for a Quad City Challenger II w/ floats?
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    Lowest Build Time Aircraft

    What are the lowest build time aircraft that still look like an actual aircraft? (Note: I don't consider tube aircraft like the QuickSilver) I was thinking of: 1. Mini-Max 2. FP-303 What others?
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    Latest Version of the Hornet Gyrocopter Plans

    Hello, I am looking for the latest Hornet GyroCopter plans. The latest I could find on the web is Version 13.2. However, I know there is at least a Version 14 out there. Does anyone have them or where I could get them? Reference: Gyroplanes, gyrocopters and gyrogliders
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    FAA Regulations Regarding Control Surfaces

    Tough crowd! Haha! Thanks everyone for the answers...I appreciate. Just to answer a few questions: 1.Yes, I am an aeronautical engineer (I currently work for Boeing) 2. I have an undergrad and masters in Engineering from Purdue (among others). And you are correct, almost everything we learn...
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