Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Traveling to US Team Selections

How do you travel to a F3b contest? Pack a few winches and airplanes and line in some boxes and visit Fedex.

Winch box with stands for two winches, 3 turnarounds, chutes, and some tools. Stands and stakes are at the bottom of the 1610 case. There are also a few Soneil 12V battery chargers in there. 87 lbs.

Airplane box with 3 models, 15 spools of line, tripod, some containers for soaking line and a field charger. 66 x 14 x 15 PackLite box.. 80 lbs. Most of the line is in boxes. Add some cardboard dividers for extra protection on the airplane parts. I add foam pieces to cover tow hooks and also to cover up the V-tail rods and the tail cone from damage or damaging other things.

One more winch box for the second winch. Motor is boxed since it is easily removable on this winch and the winch is just a little too wide for the box. The swappable winch drums are also disassembled to save a little space. Some spare winch bits too like an extra foot pedal and solenoid just in case. One roll of practice line in there. Another 80 lbs. There is also a second motor in there for another winch and foot pedals.

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