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Plane Transportation

Post by mynameisbob » March 31st, 2018, 11:31 am

Hi, My plane has broken many times in the process of transporting it. Does anyone have suggestions?
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Re: Plane Transportation

Post by CMS AC » March 31st, 2018, 3:00 pm

A box with nothing in it other than the plane. Works for me lol.

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Re: Plane Transportation

Post by coachchuckaahs » March 31st, 2018, 6:46 pm

We use a large plastic tote from WalMart, about $6-8, big enough to fit the plane assembled. We put a few small blocks of white EPP foam (the slick foam like computers and stuff are shipped in) glued in with hot melt glue. The foam blocks have a slot cut in them that accepts the motor stick. We can fit one in each way, tilted toward the middle. Never any shipping damage.

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Re: Plane Transportation

Post by CMS AC » March 31st, 2018, 8:37 pm

I take a smaller box but i take apart the stab. I fit 2 planes in there.

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Re: Plane Transportation

Post by OpticsNerd » April 1st, 2018, 9:06 am

The way I do it is I get a big plastic box, put foam at the bottom and the plane on top, then surround the plane with pins so that it doesn't move around. It has never broken during transportation, even after spending several hours on a bus.

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Re: Plane Transportation

Post by waffletree » April 5th, 2018, 1:39 pm

We have a plastic box and put bubble wrap in the box and under the lid. The wing and body of the plane are separate when we transport it.
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