Transporting Engineering Events

Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby earthbot25 on Sat May 15, 2010 3:42 pm

Lily Essence wrote:Our team has our own trailer, so our coach and principle are driving up a day before.

I'm still worried about my trajectory machine though. Are there any quick-fix ways to keep my device safe without spending hours making a box? I don't want anythign to break or come loose (worst nightmare ever)


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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby zyzzyva980 on Sat May 15, 2010 4:07 pm

That's a way to do it that's secure and you can have fun with it afterwards!
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby hlall on Thu May 20, 2010 12:38 am

We were brave enough to not even bother padding our Trajectory. Though, Mission we built a hard core crate for :D.

Greyhound seems to have worked. Shipped Monday and confirmed it was in Urbana Tuesday night. We'll find out tomorrow if they survived!
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby paleonaps on Mon May 24, 2010 1:23 pm

My dad drove our tech stuff. Everything got there OK :D :D
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby boomtech on Mon May 24, 2010 5:41 pm

Traveling by TSA is always a good solution. Especially for Mission Possible.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby paleonaps on Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:51 pm

Never trust public transportation for building events. EVER.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby starpug on Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:07 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:Never trust public transportation for building events. EVER.

Care to elaborate
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby paleonaps on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:09 pm

That's what our coach told us. He said it applies especially to the precision events, because damage is very likely to occur. You know, the bump the wrong way that causes a small, almost imperceptible discrepancy in the alignment of the mission possible that causes losing of the event.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby starpug on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:41 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:That's what our coach told us. He said it applies especially to the precision events, because damage is very likely to occur. You know, the bump the wrong way that causes a small, almost imperceptible discrepancy in the alignment of the mission possible that causes losing of the event.

What does that have to do with Public transport?
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby crazyhorse on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:58 pm

UPS busted our Trajectory base board in half. 1 inch oak. We were able to fix it before comp. We were more lucky than that team from FL who had their device lost.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby paleonaps on Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:29 am

That's what I meant. Public transporters can be very unscrupulous.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby AustinRHL on Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:16 pm

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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby gneissisnice on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:55 am

starpug wrote:
paleonaps95 wrote:That's what our coach told us. He said it applies especially to the precision events, because damage is very likely to occur. You know, the bump the wrong way that causes a small, almost imperceptible discrepancy in the alignment of the mission possible that causes losing of the event.

What does that have to do with Public transport?


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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby AlphaTauri on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:12 pm

Even if you stick tons of "FRAGILE" stickers all over the box, it doesn't help. At the luggage carousel at various airports, I've seen tons of half-flattened/slightly crushed/definitely beat-up boxes with said stickers plastered all over.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby Paradox21 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:36 pm

Yeah, I don't trust anyone else to handle my devices. I had my Mission Possible at my feet for the entire trip to Illinois and my Mousetrap Vehicle was in the trunk. If you want things done right, transport them yourself.
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