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JohnC

Member Since 12 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 11 2013 05:58 AM
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In Topic: No Travel Frames in the UK?

11 June 2013 - 05:56 AM

Thanks for all your replies and suggestions. 
I tend to use a soft bag when traveling, so there is not much hope of getting the spars in there.
I have taken the spars as hand luggage in a clear polythene sleeve, and security were OK about them. However, I was more worried that the budget airline staff were going to pull me over and demand payment for oversize luggage. 
Anyway, I ended up getting some Xxxxx P300 tubes, and ferrules, and cutting them to size with my Dremel. I am no expert (significant understatement), so I can't really say how they compare with the real thing, but they did take my vented 1.5 aloft in a 15 mph breeze.
 
BTW. How do you get them out of the leading edge ?  Next time I am thinking that I will send a piece of string through with the first section so that I can use it to drag the whole lot out when I have finished flying, or maybe I will tape the pairs of sections together, so that while I am away i just treat them like normal spars.
 
All the best
John

In Topic: No Travel Frames in the UK?

13 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

I did phone some obvious places today. They are going to order some, sometime. I was hoping for a solution within 10 days. Thanks for responding. John