Thread Tools
Old May 04, 2011, 09:33 PM
PnoT is offline
Find More Posts by PnoT
Registered User
PnoT's Avatar
Discussion

How do you pack up your wing on a commercial flight?


I've seen a post in the Assassin thread that pointed to a bow case on Amazon but required a little work to get it just right. LINK


The bow case looks great but I'd like some other options.

What is everyone using to take their wings with them on commercial flights. I'd love to take my wing with me and have a bit of room to throw in my lipos and charger if possible.

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old May 05, 2011, 03:27 AM
PaulVi is offline
Find More Posts by PaulVi
resU deretsigeR
PaulVi's Avatar
mirror boxes from u-haul work i normally gety some thin ply and line the edges so that it is a but crush resiustant and then some eps foam around the wing i have flown that way many times but i might recomend that you ship ahead have tem deleivered to the hotel or persons place your staying at.. it really is simpler and can cost less to ship than take on the plan
Old May 05, 2011, 04:58 AM
CrashMeUp is offline
Find More Posts by CrashMeUp
Crashomatic
CrashMeUp's Avatar
i split the wing in half and wrap it in bubbles, put the whole thing in a sport bag that matches the half wing size. I take it with me on the plane. Advantage is zero additional cost or delay, and ease or transportation compared to boxes. Also, it's light, and you always get the pilot asking if you're bringing a plane in in plane ;-)
Old May 05, 2011, 09:58 AM
PnoT is offline
Find More Posts by PnoT
Registered User
PnoT's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulVi View Post
mirror boxes from u-haul work i normally gety some thin ply and line the edges so that it is a but crush resiustant and then some eps foam around the wing i have flown that way many times but i might recomend that you ship ahead have tem deleivered to the hotel or persons place your staying at.. it really is simpler and can cost less to ship than take on the plan
I'll have to swing by UHaul today and see what they've got as that sounds pretty simple and easy to do. Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrashMeUp View Post
i split the wing in half and wrap it in bubbles, put the whole thing in a sport bag that matches the half wing size. I take it with me on the plane. Advantage is zero additional cost or delay, and ease or transportation compared to boxes. Also, it's light, and you always get the pilot asking if you're bringing a plane in in plane ;-)
I wish there was an option to split my wing but it's a 36" assassin and no thought at all was put into making it easier to transport since I don't travel a lot. Are you the one with the folding Zephr?
Old May 05, 2011, 11:07 AM
CrashMeUp is offline
Find More Posts by CrashMeUp
Crashomatic
CrashMeUp's Avatar
36" is not too big so you might get away with a case. Still cases are huge.

Yes i've a 2 pieces folding Zephyr, or, "the" i don't know

I'm planning on making a 44-48 (3 pieces split this time; my 2 pieces works well but i'd like to experiment differently this time), I though about the new zeph-demon-fpv but its 50 and still expensive. I might try to make my own, because I like the building challenge. Although, It's not said if it will fly well
Old May 07, 2011, 04:30 AM
ApexAero is online now
Find More Posts by ApexAero
Aka: Tom Jenkins
ApexAero's Avatar
Back in the day I hung a Q-40 racer wing and fuse motor and all inside a suit coat and hung it in the carry on closet, don't know if you can do that now.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Do you leave your wing and rubber bands on? wopachop Electric Plane Talk 35 Apr 08, 2011 10:41 AM
Discussion How do you weather your WW1 aircraft? Gunnar15 Scale Kit/Scratch Built 6 Mar 21, 2011 11:54 PM
Discussion How do you estimate only 80% usage on your Lipo pack? gregw Batteries and Chargers 4 Nov 27, 2007 10:23 AM
Discussion How do you check your CG on your wing? reefboy Flying Wings 19 Sep 11, 2007 12:44 PM
Wing Warrior Flyers: How do you set up your motors? waltj2k Flying Wings 7 Mar 06, 2005 07:14 PM