I am curious how other pilots deal with dust in their hangars. Presently I must wipe down my airplane from nose to tail every time I go to fly. I have a canopy cover and have considered getting covers for the wings and tail but that takes time, too. 

One suggestion I've heard is to take an old parachute and rig a pulley at the top of the hangar. Easy off and not much work to put on. 

Does anyone know where I can find an old parachute? Does anyone have any other techniques or suggestions on how to deal with dust? I'm open to other options. 

Jay Meinen

CH650 (Factory Built)

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For parachutes Mil surplus sites have them often. Better ye,t I think I may have one hidden in my basement. . . . not sure what size though.

http://www.armynavysales.com/field-gear-parachutes.aspx

I think the 100' version may be overkill.

Thanks for the link! Yes, I'll pass on the 100 foot. If you want to sell me the one in your basement, let me know.

You didn't mention the hangar floor - if it is concrete and not already sealed or painted, it'll help somewhat to thoroughly clean and dry it and then apply a concrete sealer - even Thompson Water Seal is better than nothing! Of course, if you're in a dusty environment beyond/outside the hangar floor, it might not help that much!

John

N750A

Fortunately the floor is concrete. I blow it out every few months. I'm always amazed at how much dirt I blow out. The problem is the wind blowing through all the time. 

Thanks for the suggestion.

JM

For those following this thread, I found a solution. 

http://www.zenith.aero/forum/topics/hangar-dust

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