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Dec 26, 2018, 12:50 PM
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Another Sport Making Itself 'Useful' to R/C...


For Christmas, I bought a used/derelict 'stand alone' golf bag from a thrift store: $7 bux

I've grown tired of storing my disassembled glider & plane parts in an awkward box...and vaguely remembered seeing pictures of golf club bags that RC glider flyers had modified into field carriers.
Now this was a VERY long time ago[..when RCGroups was still 'The E-Zone'..], but the memory stuck with me. However, I couldn't find any postings or threads on here or on Google--of people doing this nor displaying their conversions.
I DID see dedicated, larger sport tubes & boxes especially converted ski carriers for traveling competitors.

Without too much modification, I can see such a bag holding a 2m sailplane's parts, including it's vertical fin height(..for example, my modded & modest 'FX-706' fuselage in pic #3, Length: 885 mm, Span 1635 mm..)

I've not started cutting/cladding onto it yet, due to the holiday but envision creating an additional, 30 - 40cm extension lid/'radome'--to fit on top, kinda like at giant cap on a ballpoint pen.
I'll also likely put sign plastic/Core-flute all along the inside as wing chambers and circumferential stiffening, as the lightweight bag is fabric over a sparse frame.

Its zippered compartments aren't quite big enough for my transmitter, so I may have to velcro strap a piggy back atop it.

Anyone have pictures or 'How-To'-links of similar golf bags->into->RC plane field carriers?

Hopefully this will facilitate any future air travel[re: baggage rules & handling], that the golf community has leveraged so deftly...
Last edited by Spaaro; Dec 28, 2018 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Minor details...
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