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Glen
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Shipping & Transporting robots

thought this might be a good thread to make with robowars getting a bit closer.

id be interested to know how much it is to get a standard featherweight and all the tools and things couriered to melbourne and any other little quirks that i should know.. recommendations would be great.

as for taking the robot on the airline heres my experience with it.

* SLAs, we had to put them in a leak proof container with padding in it. i just put some foam inside a tupperware container.

* Individual nicads for the radio i put into zip lock bags and shoved them in their own container.

* the radio itself i took on as carry-on but i had to show them that the batteries where taken out of it.

that was with cobra and screwy and ive never taken anything like kang with a massive saw blade or a custom made nicad pack so i dont know how theyd be with something like that. anyone had experience with that?

do you reckon the airlines would have a problem with a custom metal case for the robot? the battered the crap out of my old case coming home from melbourne last year.
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Weight would be an issue too. Confused
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not really unless you pack like a woman (aka 10 weeks of clothes when your going for 1..)

i think you can take about 25kg or around that. and you can split the load between a few people.
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There is a pretty good chance I will take the van down to Melbourne as I have WAY too much stuff I want to take with me - you can send anything that's too heavy / dangerous / suspicious down with me.
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Excellent Twisted Evil
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...as long as your stuff will fit in beside the mill and the welder! Laughing Laughing
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a bot in the arena is one thing
in the baggage handling system is another.
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@Nick - The SideTracked Workshop is available to competitors in need (under supervision of the owner or their resident mechanic),

They do have a nice Mig Welder and stuff, but no CNC Mill's I'm afraid, so you'll have to bring that to rebuild Jolt after all us Victorians have finished with it.. Wink
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lol arn't most bots up there 3mm ali or polycarb? Its going to be a total NSW invasion i think! Very Happy
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