For driving trips, my Manley Blueback goes in a handsome PVC-constructed case made just for her by that wonderful gentleman, Mr. Jim Butt. (He wrote an article in the SCR some years back detailing just how he builds these beasts.) Transmitter, batteries, charging gear all go in a commercial radio case. A generic double-radio version I bought years ago through a hobby shop fell apart from excessive use. Now I have a sturdier Futaba radio case ordered online. Also have one of those big plastic Sears tool cases (with two removable small parts boxes fitted into its lid) for tools (obviously), Propel, CA, electrical tape, lead weights, all the other junk everybody has to schlep around. Blueback has a little foam cradle for when she's sitting pondside, ready to run.
When traveling by air (like to the Regatta), the custom carry case goes into a tight-fitting cardboard box, like a protective sleeve, then that box goes into a BIG box (1' x 1' x' 3'), along with a backpack stuffed with as much of the gear from the Sears rig as can fit or seems necessary -- plus Blueback's little cradle, towels, water shoes, suntan lotion, that sort of stuff. Also, for air travel, Blueback's WTC -- and this is important -- also goes in a SEPARATE box stored inside the big box. In the car, where I know she's handled with care, the WTC's okay inside the hull within the carry case. But by air, the baggage monkeys can damage your precious hull, even protected by a carry case, if its heavy WTC is being slammed around inside of it. Learned this from experience. Anyway, the big box and the Futuba radio case go aboard as checked bags.
Haven't had problems with sub/air travel since I've been managing it in this fashion.
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