Skydive206, Good to see you posting again and making progress!
"Colin We were excited to heli in Silverton — until we saw the bird. Looking like something your stoner uncle built in the garage out of four Meccano sets, a fish tank, and an AMC Pacer, this helicopter seats a pilot plus two only, making it a tricky vehicle, logistics-wise, when your group has 8 people in it. Photo: Torcom"
They call it Fall, it depends which way you want the water to go if you get water in there. I think the hangar floor should be level but the approach should be sloped down and away. Your finisher should know.
I went with a 1/16 per foot fall. It still is an effort to push the U206 with big tires by myself up and into the hanger. After the rains the water runs off ok but I did end up with a big 1 inch low spot right at my loading area. 5600 sqft 4 inch with Fibermesh cost me $10,500 installed. Me and some Skydiver Labor prepared the site. I am going to core drill for outside tie-downs and create a drain for that low spot. I extended the ramp to make a run-up and launching pad next to the hanger. I have to move a bunch of dirt to build up around the ramp. It is very nice to work on the plane on concrete again. Drop a washer and it is right there. It is not a dark in the hanger anymore, the light reflects off the concrete giving me reflective light to work on the plane. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hJ4FYv6eXnQbGy0usdZsmtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
The best thing I ever did was trade crane work for a nice big ramp/ staging area outside the hangar. 2% grade for runoff. Didn't cost me a cent! My concrete buddy knows he can count on me to lift his forms out of diffucult sites, just did one 3 days ago. Great refueling site too. Nearly level paved surface is precious on this mountain side and much appreciated! Point being, a nice hangar floor is even better with a outside slab.....hell it's only money
"Its easier to apologize then ask permission"
http://youtu.be/5jk1KdY6oms Did a maint flight with the wifes U206C. Uphill takeoff into the 8 mph wind. To bad you cant see the VSI well. 12 oclock is 1000 fpm and 3 oclock is 2000 fpm. I dont get to fly this airplane much and was surprised of the pull up the hill.
The Flying V Ranch just got its identifier and approval for landing facility. 10MO . That took a while and a lot of calls. Dont know if or when it will be on the map. Next will try and get the parachute symbol.