|Hangar Relocation Project
|In the fantasy WWI world of the small British warbird against the German fighters, AirBike Ace's
secret aerdrome has been located by the enemy. Following a series of fierce bombing attacks
which would eventually destroy all the hangars*, occupants have scattered. Some abandoning
their hangars, some deliberately destroying them so the Huns couldn't use them but yours truly,
AirBike Ace (cheapskate that he is) decided to disassemble his hangar and relocate to a more
What follows is a photo description of that activity, taking just two weeks of very strenous labor.
|Hangar in its original condition as located at Hamilton Field (1K3) in Derby,
35' wide x 22' deep with four 8' tall bi-fold doors
|Corrugated steel was unscrewed from all
surfaces, loaded on a trailer and transported
to the new hangar site.
|Sheet metal and purlins have been removed leaving
rafters and interior beam.
|Acting more like King Kong than
AirBike ace, Paul realizes how
much damage he can do to a
building with only a few hand tools.
Fortunately 90% of the building was
put together with screws.
Disassembly was like taking apart a
giant Erector Set project.
Remaining interior beam and three
rafters provide stability to door
beam prior to its removal.
|A friend using his tractor
with a front end loader
made the job of removing
the door beam both easier
and safer than any other
|Pg 4 n/a YET
|*Actually, Hamilton Field (1K3) has been sold to a developer will build a retirement
village on the site. Hangar owners had 90 days to vacate the proerty. Some rented
space at other arirfields, some abandoned their hangars I chose to remove mine and
rebuild it elsewhere.