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Old November 6th 06, 07:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Tater
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just from a non-pilots angle, whats the reason for the hangar doors to
be the way they are? I mean the 2 part folding types. Is there some
advantage to them? why dont we make car garages the same way?

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Old November 6th 06, 07:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Peter Duniho
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"Tater" wrote in message
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just from a non-pilots angle, whats the reason for the hangar doors to
be the way they are? I mean the 2 part folding types. Is there some
advantage to them? why dont we make car garages the same way?


I've seen all sorts of hangar door designs. If you're talking about a door
that has a horizontal hinge half-way up, and which rises vertically on
tracks, folding in half lengthwise as it does so, then a) this design is
simple and allows for maximal use of the space within the hangar (ie doesn't
consume vertical room within the hangar), and b) there *are* car garages
designed the same way (just as there are hangar doors designed in other
ways).


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Old November 6th 06, 09:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jim Burns[_1_]
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The main advantage of a bi-fold door is that the header of the door and the
vertical steal beams on each side of the door opening support the door when
it is raised, this makes abnormally wide doors without tracks or track
extensions possible. I think the motor, gearbox, cables, steal header and
beams would make it rather cost prohibitive when compared to a traditional
overhead type garage door which, due to it's light weight can be suspended
from the underside of roof trusses when raised.
Jim

"Tater" wrote in message
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just from a non-pilots angle, whats the reason for the hangar doors to
be the way they are? I mean the 2 part folding types. Is there some
advantage to them? why dont we make car garages the same way?



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Old November 7th 06, 01:07 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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The Bi-fold also has no tracks to fill and freeze in the winter, and it makes a good canopy when it is raining...


"Jim Burns" wrote in message ...
: The main advantage of a bi-fold door is that the header of the door and the
: vertical steal beams on each side of the door opening support the door when
: it is raised, this makes abnormally wide doors without tracks or track
: extensions possible. I think the motor, gearbox, cables, steal header and
: beams would make it rather cost prohibitive when compared to a traditional
: overhead type garage door which, due to it's light weight can be suspended
: from the underside of roof trusses when raised.
: Jim
:
: "Tater" wrote in message
: oups.com...
: just from a non-pilots angle, whats the reason for the hangar doors to
: be the way they are? I mean the 2 part folding types. Is there some
: advantage to them? why dont we make car garages the same way?
:
:
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Old November 7th 06, 04:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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In article ,
".Blueskies." wrote:

The Bi-fold also has no tracks to fill and freeze in the winter, and it makes
a good canopy when it is raining...


You do, however, have to inspect the cables regularly to make sure that
they are not fraying. Racing driver Mark Martin almost lost his Citation
when the cables broke just after he had wheeled the jet into his hangar.



"Jim Burns" wrote in message
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: The main advantage of a bi-fold door is that the header of the door and the
: vertical steal beams on each side of the door opening support the door when
: it is raised, this makes abnormally wide doors without tracks or track
: extensions possible. I think the motor, gearbox, cables, steal header and
: beams would make it rather cost prohibitive when compared to a traditional
: overhead type garage door which, due to it's light weight can be suspended
: from the underside of roof trusses when raised.
: Jim
:
: "Tater" wrote in message
: oups.com...
: just from a non-pilots angle, whats the reason for the hangar doors to
: be the way they are? I mean the 2 part folding types. Is there some
: advantage to them? why dont we make car garages the same way?
:
:
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Old November 7th 06, 06:58 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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"Tater" wrote in message
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just from a non-pilots angle, whats the reason for the hangar doors to
be the way they are? I mean the 2 part folding types. Is there some
advantage to them? why dont we make car garages the same way?


Caution, boys and girls.

It has been a few months since the last Tater sighting, but if you remember,
this one has the characteristic makings of trolldom; do you really want to go
down this road again, with one already consuming and dominating the discussions?

It's up to you. Answer at your own risk.
--
Jim in NC

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Old November 7th 06, 07:39 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Peter Duniho
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"Morgans" wrote in message
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Caution, boys and girls.

It has been a few months since the last Tater sighting, but if you
remember, this one has the characteristic makings of trolldom [...]


No, I don't remember. Perhaps you could refresh our collective memory?

Checking Google, I found only 19 posts *total* from that individual in this
newsgroup. I admit, I did not read every single one, but I skimmed the
excerpts in Google, and read about a half-dozen of the ones that seemed most
promisingly troll-like, and found nothing that I could classify as trollish
behavior.

Are you sure you've got the right guy? He hasn't started many threads, he
doesn't appear to post all that many articles, and what he does post seems
just about as relevant as anything the rest of us posts (maybe even more so
in some cases ). Just how much of a troll could he possibly be?

Pete


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Old November 7th 06, 08:47 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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".Blueskies." wrote in message
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The Bi-fold also has no tracks to fill and freeze in the winter, and it

makes a good canopy when it is raining...

The apparently it doesn't rain hard enough up where you're at... Down here
in Texas, I can get wet standing at the back of my hangar if I have the door
all the way up... When we get some good storms coming through here, the rain
comes down nearly sideways...


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Old November 7th 06, 08:47 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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"Orval Fairbairn" wrote in message
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You do, however, have to inspect the cables regularly to make sure that
they are not fraying. Racing driver Mark Martin almost lost his Citation
when the cables broke just after he had wheeled the jet into his hangar.


In a previous hangar, one of the cables came loose and the door dropped...
Jumped the track and swung inwards... I had my boat parked in from of my
wing and I was crossing behind the boat... It pushed the boat backwards and
the swim platform pinned me against the wall... When they fall, they make a
pretty damn loud sound though... I've decided that if I ever build my own
hangar, I'm going to go with the sliding multi-fold fiberglass panel doors
instead... They are light enough that you don't need a motorized opener, so
they're perfect if you ever lose power and still want to go flying...
They're translucent, so they let a lot of light in also...


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Old November 7th 06, 11:14 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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"Grumman-581" wrote in message ...
: ".Blueskies." wrote in message
: ...
: The Bi-fold also has no tracks to fill and freeze in the winter, and it
: makes a good canopy when it is raining...
:
: The apparently it doesn't rain hard enough up where you're at... Down here
: in Texas, I can get wet standing at the back of my hangar if I have the door
: all the way up... When we get some good storms coming through here, the rain
: comes down nearly sideways...
:
:

Well, I did say raining, not Texas raining. Of course rains harder there. Probably have rain drops the size of a
swimming pool! ;-)


 




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