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Old 06-12-2021, 12:47 AM
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Default Help me identify hangar floor chock

Just moved into my new hangar and previous occupant left a neat floor mat / chock behind. It seems to be attached to the floor with adhesive. Pretty cool, but I can't find them anywhere online. Can anyone identify this thing and know where to get more of them? All I see is it says "STOP SIGN" on it.

I like it because it's fixed in place and you can roll the plane over it manually to put the gear in position, but it can't roll off on its own.

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Old 06-12-2021, 05:32 AM
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Old 06-12-2021, 06:12 AM
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Old 06-12-2021, 08:54 AM
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Bingo. Thank you, gentlemen. Couldn't come up with the right list of google words to find em.

Moderators, feel free to chuck this thread out into Temp or something. I know this was the wrong place to post this!
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Old 06-14-2021, 05:35 AM
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The "manually" part of rolling over that will take some grunting. Also, consider what will happen if a main goes flat while on that - the wheel fairing might be crunched.
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Old 06-14-2021, 11:16 AM
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Forgive my na´ve question, but if one has chocks instead of this wouldn't the result be the same in case of a flat? So what's the other option, Tie down use?
Sanding down the top of the triangles to be lower in case of a flat?

Trying to figure out future hangar options.

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Old 06-15-2021, 09:28 AM
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Forgive my na´ve question, but if one has chocks instead of this wouldn't the result be the same in case of a flat? So what's the other option, Tie down use?
Sanding down the top of the triangles to be lower in case of a flat?
Honestly... How much movement does your airplane see in the hangar? Any wind? Chocks really aren't necessary unless your hangar is built on a slope.

That said, I always chock mine in the hangar, and I really don't know why I bother except out of habit.
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Old 06-15-2021, 12:26 PM
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I have a friend that complained his Biplane would 'follow him out of the hangar' if the wheels weren't chocked. Some hangars are made to drain water better than others.

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Old 06-15-2021, 01:40 PM
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Honestly... How much movement does your airplane see in the hangar? Any wind? Chocks really aren't necessary unless your hangar is built on a slope.
Check out the OPs sig - he lives in earthquake country.
Where I am in the Pacific Nortthwest quakes are relatively rare but still that's why I chock mine.
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Check out the OPs sig - he lives in earthquake country.
Where I am in the Pacific Nortthwest quakes are relatively rare but still that's why I chock mine.
Oh man, I never would have thought of that variable!!!

My hangar floor is paved rather than concrete. No chocks required as the aircraft has created its own divots in the asphalt. Gotta love that it knows when it's home and just rolls into place and stays there!
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