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01-26-2012 07:29 AM  7 years ago
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OLROY

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Ultimate Man Cave
Just found out my wife is pregnant and getting kicked out of my heli room...so I'm wanting to build a good size shed out back and turn into my man cave.
Any ideas how big would be perfect or some pics.
I know I've seen this topic on here before with pictures of trailers done on the inside, but don't recall seeing storage sheds turned into a HELI workshop.
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01-26-2012 07:55 AM  7 years ago
Dood

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how big would be perfect
42' x 36'
That's just over 1500ft²
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01-26-2012 10:33 AM  7 years ago
wrongler

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It doesn't matter what size you build, It will never be big enough.Bill Whittaker
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01-26-2012 12:17 PM  7 years ago
OLROY

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Here is a start
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01-26-2012 01:37 PM  7 years ago
Riq

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I went with a 8x20 enclosed trailer. It has a nice bench on one side, and still fits my motorsports toys. Yes, thats a hammock.

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01-26-2012 01:52 PM  7 years ago
OLROY

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That's a sweet set up

Lets see your Heli Room or Work Shop
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01-26-2012 02:11 PM  7 years ago
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but don't recall seeing storage sheds turned into a HELI workshop
I have one,no matter what size you build it will not be big enough.

I know from experience that a 10'x 12' shed is NOT big enough. I do believe if I get another shed it would be a 14'x 20' should be big enough for my planks and helis and house the batteries and inverter for the solar system which takes up some room in my 10'x 12'.

If you have the funds:

insulate it
pour a concrete slab with radiant heat inbeded
air conditioning
refrigerator

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Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?
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01-26-2012 02:29 PM  7 years ago
Nycatt

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Sounds like a great idea. Make sure it is temperature controlled so you can prevent rust from forming on your tools and heli screws, etc...As already stated, fridge is a must for the brews.


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01-26-2012 02:56 PM  7 years ago
DarkSide41

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If all you are talking is heli and small planes then a small pre-built building is ok . I have a 48X50 workshop about 150' from my house where I keep my car , motorcycle etc but I'm too lazy to walk over there most of the time I put a 8X16 portable building with a 46" door beside my deck and it is good enough for me. 220v underground power into 110v gives me all I need for air , heat , lights etc . A heavy work table at each end for different projects and a pair of reclining bucket seats out of a '94 mustang keep it comfortable .

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01-26-2012 03:44 PM  7 years ago
GyroFreak

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It doesn't matter what size you build, It will never be big enough
+1 on that.
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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01-26-2012 04:29 PM  7 years ago
RM3

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My rule of thumb is simple:

If theres enough room inside for you to stand up, have three people standing behind you and you have enough space to Prioflip a 700 in front of all of you, that should be enough.
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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01-26-2012 06:33 PM  7 years ago
scott s.

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Buy a fifth wheel
That way when she finally kicks you out of the house for good or your fed up with her sh7t you can hook up the truck and leave.

Your stuff`s already in the man cave on wheels ready to roll.
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01-26-2012 06:43 PM  7 years ago
reddragon

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Your stuff`s already in the man cave on wheels ready to roll.
You're on point with that one! Be prepared like a Boy Scout.
Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!
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01-26-2012 07:24 PM  7 years ago
sonnyhad

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Depends on where you live, you gotta check with the local ordinances and see how big a shed you are allowed to build. They all want their fee's and regulate the size, that's in city limits anyway.Bald Pilots usually wear hats!
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01-26-2012 08:27 PM  7 years ago
MichiganFlyer

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I like the trailer idea. That could easily be fitted with air and heat too.Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.
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01-26-2012 09:05 PM  7 years ago
sonnyhad

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Yeah, I like the fifth wheel idea you can store a bunch of helis in the bottom storage compartment, they have heat and air!Bald Pilots usually wear hats!
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01-26-2012 10:30 PM  7 years ago
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This is my portable man cave. It's a 7x16. I've already done some work to it, with some additional work to be done this spring. Added a 26 inch flat screen up front, a 12v radio system w/ DVD/CD and got rid of the bulky 110v Sound system. In addtition it has roof mounted AC/Heater, very bright 12v lights and RV style 120v electrical plugs on the outside. I will be adding tie-offs for my motorcycles, and maybe changing the helicopter/airplane attachment sytem to create a bit more room, and of course carry more airplanes and helicopters.

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01-26-2012 11:07 PM  7 years ago
doorman

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Size!!!!
I agree that no matter how big you can fill it up...
I am in the process of finishing the interior of a 14x34..
Lots of lights, outlets all over, 36' of work bench...heat and air, exhaust fan,and 2ceiling fans, frig. It is fully insulated and paneled...220 &110..heat and air combo unit runs on 220..
I still have to shoot some pics and l will post them here...
The ceiling is 9-3 high, so l will be able to hang a lot of projects !!!

This will be the first time l am not in a basement or spare room... Really looking forward to being in my own building..
Oh, l forgot that it has a 32" tv and compoment stereo system with surround and a Bose acoustic mass speaker system...
Gonna be fun!!
I keep my 14x8 enclosed trailer ready to go during the flyimg season..
Stan..
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01-27-2012 01:31 AM  7 years ago
CalmAir

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Really like the trailer idea. I have an enclosed 6 X 8 I planned on just using as a hauler someday when I get into planes, but it would be nice to just "Take your shop to the field". Nice set-up.
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01-27-2012 03:23 AM  7 years ago
WAFlowers

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This would make an awesome man cave: http://www.keyperformance-raptor.co...st=&model=384PK

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