How tight is too tight?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by FredFenster, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. smv

    smv Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2019
    Messages:
    1,663
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    smv
    If someone did that to my airplane I would get mad mad mad mad. :D
     
    unsafervguy likes this.
  2. Dana

    Dana Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,689
    Location:
    CT & NY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Dana
    That was nothing... the hangar he flew through afterwards wasn't high enough to put the wheels down in case he was too low, so he kept them up...
     
  3. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    6,552
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    VBP
    I was parking a king air with a 57’11” wingspan in a 60’ door and that was anything but comfortable. I can’t possibly imagine only having 3”. My depth perception is good, but not that good.
     
  4. smv

    smv Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2019
    Messages:
    1,663
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    smv
    41p8BIJh0AL._AC_SY400_.jpg
     
    FredFenster, Zeldman and Bill like this.
  5. Silvaire

    Silvaire En-Route

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,884
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Silvaire
    If it fits it fits. Paint lines on the floor for the mains, if they are on them you're good if they're not on them then what are you doing?
     
  6. SoonerAviator

    SoonerAviator Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2014
    Messages:
    5,776
    Location:
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    SoonerAviator
    Most fool-proof will be getting some small angle-iron for guides on the mains to bolt down to the hangar floor, taped/painted lines outside to line up for the channels. Otherwise, just paint/tape the lines and ensure the mains are on it at all times. I'd make sure the tape width is narrower than the tires so that even getting off of the tape by an inch causes you panic, lol.
     
    Southpaw likes this.
  7. N747JB

    N747JB Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    6,075
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    John
    It was a rental!!
     
  8. smv

    smv Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2019
    Messages:
    1,663
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    smv
    My joke referencing the movie from which this was cut notwithstanding, it being a rental makes it okay to damage an airplane?
     
  9. SoonerAviator

    SoonerAviator Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2014
    Messages:
    5,776
    Location:
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    SoonerAviator
    Ever used full rental power?
     
  10. smv

    smv Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2019
    Messages:
    1,663
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    smv
    I take better care of equipment that does not belong to me than I do my own equipment.
     
    RyanB likes this.
  11. jbDC9

    jbDC9 Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Messages:
    227
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    John B
    Yep! I'll second (or third?) this. I'm part owner on a T-28 parked in a group hangar; it's stashed in the back, so we have to move two other planes to get it out. On a Houston summer day this gets to be a hot and sweaty chore and just takes the fun right out of it, so we don't really fly it much... but on the upside, not flying it saves on gas money! It's a thirsty, spendy pig to fly. Fun though. If the hangar was easier access I'd probably fly it more...
     
  12. N747JB

    N747JB Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    6,075
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    John
    It was a joke, I didn’t think I’d have to explain it.
     
    SoonerAviator likes this.
  13. smv

    smv Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2019
    Messages:
    1,663
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    smv
    Go ahead... Make us laugh.
     
  14. TrueCourse

    TrueCourse Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    129
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    TrueCourse
    The smarter one wasn’t flying.

    I’m with the camp that thinks, if there is too much work getting the plane into or out of a hanger the draw to fly definitely can take a hit. Heck I think that when having to push an airplane into a hangar where space isn’t an issue but a slight incline is.
     
  15. Tarheelpilot

    Tarheelpilot En-Route

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4,276
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Tarheelpilot
    I’m not sure that is possible.
     
  16. Tantalum

    Tantalum Final Approach

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    6,579
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    San_Diego_Pilot
    When I worked in a marina there was always a debate about how tight a stuffing box should be