Check the dimensions, I'm not sure it would be accepted as checked luggage due to size. I'm still dipping the foam (weather has been forcing delays), but it should be done soon. I'll weigh it when it's all done and put back together.Rig
Do you know the total weight of the case including UAV, batteries, plasti dip foam and case. I assume it will be over 23kg ? I am toying with the idea of checked in luggage...
oh.. I would have thought this would be ok as the majority of airlines allow oversized bags, surf boards, golf bags and skiing equipment. There is however a weight restriction on european flights.Check the dimensions, I'm not sure it would be accepted as checked luggage due to size. I'm still dipping the foam (weather has been forcing delays), but it should be done soon. I'll weigh it when it's all done and put back together.
Thanks - very useful info. The rig and accessories should add another 10lb?You're correct. The combined size of the 1690 is 79.48" (l+w+h), which means it would probably be accepted as oversized on most US airlines.
SWA Oversized: 62 - 80in
US Air Oversized: 62 - 126in
I'm not sure about Europe, you'd have to check your airline. My case's current weight with foam and case (nothing else inside) is 43.7lbs. It comes shipped as 43lbs. I removed a bunch of foam and added PD which is how it got to where it is.
Everyone's loadout will be different, you'll have to weigh what you're putting in it. I'll weigh my all-up setup as soon as this is done. I haven't been able to spray PD for a week because of wind and rain.Thanks - very useful info. The rig and accessories should add another 10lb?
It works, depending on how dense you spray. 1 coat gives it a rougher feel, but not much bonding strength. 2 coats starts to bond the outside. I'd use a minimum of 3 coats, and I'm applying 4 for this application specifically because I removed so much foam and want to makes sure it all stays together. Use 3m Super 77 spray adhesive on those pieces that have started breaking off already.Thanks, Rig, for the Plasti-Dip tip. I hadn't heard that one before, and I have a ton of Pelican cases with the Pick and Pluck variety foam. Hopefully, this will help preserve those that I use often.
Yep, aerosol chemicals do that. I even used a gas mask to spray it on. I left the sprayed foam outside as long as weather permitted. Even if you can just let it sit out there a few hours, it won't stink nearly as bad when you bring it indoors. Indoors, I set them next to a fan and let the fan blow it out for a few days. I can now only smell it if I stick my nose right next to it. I'm sure it will be noticeable if it's been closed in the case for awhile as well, so I'll leave the lid open to ventilate when I can.One other thing... The Plasti-Dip stinks. How long does it take to dissipate?
Nice! Is that in travel mode?I used a Pelican 1650 I had laying around and configured it to be just a more durable travel mode case. It survived my first checked baggage flight. I can see how the foam will loosen and crumble quickly.
Thanks for the plastic dip tip. When I get home, I will take it apart and coat it.