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Re: Travel logistics

Post by paleonaps » April 7th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Yeah, don't do it. Transporting those is always difficult, but don't trust a company to do it. Drive it yourself (i.e. have your parents do it).
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by Starapollo1 » April 7th, 2011, 7:09 pm

@paleonaps you mean ride it from INDIANA to Wisconsin??? ;)
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by chalker » April 7th, 2011, 9:02 pm

kjhsscioly wrote:
chalker wrote:You might also want to consider using something like UPS or FedEx to ship the devices. The cost isn't that bad as long as you do it ground freight. Way back in the early 90's when I was a competitor and we went to nationals at Arizona State University we shipped the Mission Possible devices in 2 rather large boxes (there wasn't the size limit then that there is now). These boxes were a bit bigger than a washing machine and yet didn't cost too much to get them there. Plus we packed them with shipping peanuts and had a blast pranking each other all weekend with the peanuts in various ways;)

I have to caution, don't ship mission possible or helicopter this way. It isn't worth it, because no matter how strong, something that complex and delicate will not make the trip.
If you pack it carefully, yes it will. I personally can attest to that fact, since as I said above I did it many years ago. Have you a counterexample or are you just making an assumption?

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Re: Travel logistics

Post by paleonaps » April 8th, 2011, 2:57 am

I think that we did that once, with disastrous results, a few years back.
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by kjhsscioly » April 8th, 2011, 3:03 pm

chalker wrote:
kjhsscioly wrote:
chalker wrote:You might also want to consider using something like UPS or FedEx to ship the devices. The cost isn't that bad as long as you do it ground freight. Way back in the early 90's when I was a competitor and we went to nationals at Arizona State University we shipped the Mission Possible devices in 2 rather large boxes (there wasn't the size limit then that there is now). These boxes were a bit bigger than a washing machine and yet didn't cost too much to get them there. Plus we packed them with shipping peanuts and had a blast pranking each other all weekend with the peanuts in various ways;)

I have to caution, don't ship mission possible or helicopter this way. It isn't worth it, because no matter how strong, something that complex and delicate will not make the trip.
If you pack it carefully, yes it will. I personally can attest to that fact, since as I said above I did it many years ago. Have you a counterexample or are you just making an assumption?
When we went to nationals, we had to check in some of our backup building events. The real ones, luckily survived the car ride (a few people drove), but the shipped ones were definitely shaken even though we marked them as delicate. The results were not pretty.

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Re: Travel logistics

Post by The Architect » April 8th, 2011, 3:26 pm

my school has to take a bus EVERYWHERE. We are in Pennsylvania and we had to take a bus ride to CALIFORNIA
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by Littleboy » April 8th, 2011, 3:30 pm

The Architect wrote:my school has to take a bus EVERYWHERE. We are in Pennsylvania and we had to take a bus ride to CALIFORNIA
At least you didn't take a bus to Europe

Cars are always going to be the best way to take building events. We put our tower on the safest place on the bus to regionals and it broke :x at least it wasn't major.

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Re: Travel logistics

Post by paleonaps » April 8th, 2011, 4:18 pm

School buses- bad.
Coach buses- pretty pigeon good.
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by fishman100 » April 8th, 2011, 5:05 pm

Littleboy wrote:
The Architect wrote:my school has to take a bus EVERYWHERE. We are in Pennsylvania and we had to take a bus ride to CALIFORNIA
At least you didn't take a bus to Europe

Cars are always going to be the best way to take building events. We put our tower on the safest place on the bus to regionals and it broke :x at least it wasn't major.
HA HA! Seriously? To Europe? lol
paleonaps wrote:School buses- bad.
Coach buses- pretty butterfly good.
Agreed.
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by Kokonilly » April 8th, 2011, 5:17 pm

fishman100 wrote:
Littleboy wrote:At least you didn't take a bus to Europe
HA HA! Seriously? To Europe? lol
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fishman100 wrote:
paleonaps wrote:School buses- bad.
Coach buses- pretty butterfly good.
Agreed.
Airplanes=85% awesome
Airplanes are good, but expensive. School buses aren't bad if the driver lets you walk around while the bus is moving (and if you are capable of falling asleep en route). Coach buses are lots of fun, but would be somewhat pointless for a trip from Minnesota to Wisconsin.
I think if it's close enough, vans are the way to go - you can easily transport building events that way (and buckle them in).

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