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    My mechanic's fabric airplane hangar

    My mechanic keeps his own plane in a fabric airplane hangar. He claims it was a cheaper option than a post-and-beam building would have been. It's a sturdy structure but I think I'd be worried about someone breaking into it and causing mischief. I guess you wouldn't be able to store valuable items in the building like you could with a metal-sided building. I believe his is made by Alaska Structures.
    Does anyone have experience with this type of airplane storage?

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    I've had one for ten years. Very sturdy - the roof structure at least. The end walls are what take a beating in the wind, and I'll probably replace with wood-frame when the time comes. Opening doors are difficult to incorporate into the design. Mine has no door, so the thieves can just walk right in without taking a pocket knife to the fabric! The covering is supposed to last 20-years, and it looks like it might.

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    So you've had the original cover on it for 10 years? Is yours made by Alaska Structures too?

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    I guess you wouldn't be able to store valuable items in the building like you could with a metal-sided building.
    I remember when the Harley Davidson dealership was broken into at Tontitown AR---crooks unscrewed the metal siding and went in through the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baileyrory View Post
    So you've had the original cover on it for 10 years? Is yours made by Alaska Structures too?
    Yes, 10-years. The roof looks like it will easily last another 10. The north wall takes a beating from the wind - might make it another 10. The south gable, over the door opening, has deteriorated from the sun and may only last another two or three.

    And no - it was made by Cover-All Building Systems of Saskatchewan (Canada), and they were bought up by Norseman Structures of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    http://www.norsemanstructures.com/

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    a battery operated sawzall will open most places in under a minute... be it made of fabric, wood or metal......

    locks are to keep honest people out ... ONLY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    a battery operated sawzall will open most places in under a minute... be it made of fabric, wood or metal......

    locks are to keep honest people out ... ONLY!
    Ha! Good point!

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