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Hangar Door Details

12/12/2007 5:04 AM

Hi

I am looking for some good autocad details of airplane hangar doors that roll on a bottom track.

Do you know where I might find any?

thank you

davidaar@comcast.net

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/12/2007 7:56 AM

Hello davidaar,

Do you realize that most hangar doors roll on a track above the door, for avery practical reason?

A floor installed track is going to fill up with windblown/other rubbish, and needs to be cleaned out by vacuum cleaner, several times each day, to comply with strict aircraft repair requirements/Regulations.

For that reason, most Airport Authorities, Local Bodies, and Aeronautical firms do not allow use of the floor rail system.

Remember, in most jurisdictions that hangar is going to be regularly inspected and certified as safe.

Advise further please, with location, and other useful details such as door height, track length, door material/weight, and so on.

Thanks for your reply.....

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/12/2007 11:19 AM

Thank You

We are in Little Rock, AR. Right now I am trying to put together some details for a local company and all they have presented to me are doors on bottom tracks with an upper guide track.

I am just trying to find some autocad details to get started with. I have a few but the more the better

thanks again

david a

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/13/2007 5:47 AM

What do you mean Acad details?

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/13/2007 6:13 AM

AutoCad Drafting - AutoCad is a computer based electronic drafting and design program

I hope this helps

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david a

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/13/2007 7:13 AM

Actually, as I read this thread, you should be looking at a product first and then detail it. start by looking at www.arcat.com and if you can't find aircraft hanger doors, you might go look at the sweets catalog site (don't know it off hand). The manufacturers of the doors should give you advice about detailing if they don't have the details already generated.

and... the bottom track isn't the support track... it's the guide track. support would be at the top. usually these doors are so heavy, they are not self supporting. which also means that you'll need something substantial (structural steel) at the head detail for mounting.

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/13/2007 7:30 AM

thank you

I will go to the website and I did find a few details at sweets but I must not know how to use their site or it is overloaded and slow - it locks up quite often when I am trying to open a dwg

http://www.construction.com/ProductCenter/default.asp

or

www.Sweets.com

thanks again

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/13/2007 9:36 AM

There are a variety of door types used, depending on the size of the opening. How large is the door you're looking for?

Instead of Sweets, find the door manufacturer's themselves and see what they have available.

Depending on structural requirements, some rolling doors will have a bottom roller/guideway to keep the door in alignment. The extra mantenance is part of the price of reduced structure cost.

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Re: Hangar Door Details

12/13/2007 4:02 PM

By the way, We have quite a few hanger doors here at a air force installation in CA and all the doors are supported from the ground track. The tops are only guide channels. Some are are driven and some are electric but all work just fine and have been for many years. Ferguson Door and Rolling Door Company are a couple we have but both are out of business I think.

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12/13/2007 6:37 PM

Thanks for all of the comments from everyone. I have found a few details and I will keep looking.

Thanks for posting the URLs too - I will be searcing those too

thanks again

david a

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Re: Hangar Door Details

06/11/2008 2:47 AM

Iam looking for structural specs of air craft hanger door fabrication. Like frame details, and for anynstandards on this subject and drawings if any on jobs executed by present manufacturers of air crfat hanger doors

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