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Old Jun 25, 2012, 07:46 AM
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I'll have to weigh it. Last time I had a sports tube and a wooden box made over there which had my D60, D80, 4m Exploder, Noodle, D40, reaper, Atomic wedgee, half bad and something else. As long as it all weighs less than 32kg I think it is.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 06:28 PM
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My box weighed 5.5kg empty. Weighed 23.8kg fully packed with K100, D60, Windburner, RT30, RT28, Stobel, Falcon Radar, Transmitter and plenty of bubble wrap. Max you can take on most airlines is 32kg with an extra cost incurred.
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Thanks Alex. I am looking at using an aluminum composite but weight of the sample was 6kg a square meter and estimated box weight was 19.5kg.

I have spoken to my father inlaw and hope to get the lighter 3mm sheet dropping the weight to 2-3Kg and a box weight no greater than 10kg
Old Jul 09, 2012, 08:19 PM
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In the USA trip planning thread I did a build log of my coreflute box, which did a great job. I couldn't get a wooden box down to the weight of the 5mm coreflute. All you need is a couple of big sheets of coreflute, a few "peel" rivets, and some 3M Super 77. You do need to make the box double walled as one layer of coreflute is too bendy on its own. Mine was double layered 5mm, and I think that was perfect for a 2.1m long box (to fit a one piece 2M wing) but I wonder how it would go with double layer 3mm for a shorter box ... probably fine if you used some reinforcements along the long corners.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...t#post20861120

And there are more updates on the following pages ... just search the thread for "coreflute".

Remember your box needs to be stiff enough for someone to drop it on a rail or be perched on a trolley bar, without crushing into the box.

Even after using extra reinforcements etc, the final weight, fully set up and reinforced of this 2100 x 370 x 370mm box was was 7.1kg. Qantas have a weight limit of 23kg for included baggage, but for an extra $55 you can get "overweight" allowed up to an absolute max of 32kg. You cannot take an item over 32kg at all. Usually they allow 2 items of included baggage but if you're like me and have a suitcase, a big tool box and a glider box, you can pay $150 for an extra item (or $105 I think if you pay it online during the week before the trip). When I went to the US, the $105 covered the extra baggage for both legs of the trip.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Thanks Andrew,

A 3rd option I was planning was an alumimum frame with coreflute walls.
lined with foam. I am flying Jetstar and have a 40Kg limit that include no single item over 32Kg and no londer than 1.9m
Old Jul 11, 2012, 12:50 AM
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I might not be very international but I am so keen for this. What date is it kicking off?
Old Jul 11, 2012, 01:54 AM
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Joe Manor is here very beginning of Dec, I think Asto from Aus is here beginning on Dec too, and a larger contingent of Aussies are invading on the 6th of Dec I think. I haven't sorted when i will be taking time off yet
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:18 AM
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Awesome, I have a good friend down there. Glenn and I will make the mission and pack a ton of birds. I will see if they have space to put anyone else up. We will rent a car down there so can do some running around as needed.
Old Jul 11, 2012, 08:29 AM
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I'm there from the 3rd to the 20th. Got a house booked and a 4wd. There are 4 of us in the house so far. I've been talking to Chris Daboz and he may even make the trip with Billy.

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Old Jul 11, 2012, 08:39 PM
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He damn well better! He said he would (yes you did Chris!)

HAHA

We need someone to give us a hard time lol
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 05:22 AM
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So some of the local NZ guys here are slowly coming out of the woodwork for this event.

A local guy said he can put up a couple of people if they need accommodation. My Father also said he can put up a few too.

Sing out if you need any help or advice or directions.

My airport taxi service will be at the ready for all flying into Christchurch
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 05:43 AM
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Looking forward to it Alex, just got my reverb from HK so list so far will include

2 foam wings (Bat and Tipan)
Samurai
2m Omega (molded hotliner LMR)
Reverb (fully moulded)
Speedo (unbuilt)

Also have AVBs faser fuse I would like a wing for but time will tell if this project off the ground.

Still to get out and ds but what better way to learn than in NZ with some of the best.
Old Aug 06, 2012, 06:16 AM
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Hey mick, leave your fazer alone and build yourself a really nice JW, wait make it two- heavy and light and use them and your other foamies for ds and keep the rest for the front or till youre really confident. You will have a ball with a JW!
Old Aug 06, 2012, 06:16 AM
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Haha fantastic, I love your enthusiasm!

I agree, no better place to learn than here. Well actually Weldon would be my pick of best place to learn DS but that cost a LOT more to get there
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Hey mick, leave your fazer alone and build yourself a really nice JW, wait make it two- heavy and light and use them and your other foamies for ds and keep the rest for the front or till youre really confident. You will have a ball with a JW!
JW would be a good move but can't justify another foamy. Maybe an old d60 with 2 or 3 layers of sock and ampreg wing would be a good trainer. The faser would be purely frontside


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