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Flying and packing your 3PO???


I 95% sure I am bring my 3PO to D*C this year and I am going to fly. What I am wondering is what is best way to fly and what is the best container to use to transport him so that he doesn't get destroyed in the process...emoticon

Right now, I have him in a very large bin but it would not be suitable for flying..Does anyone know where I can get a good bin for flying purposes???
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Re: Flying and packing your 3PO???


I have flown several times and through many airports using a standard armor tub with wheels on one end carrying C-3PO.

I wrapped everything in black velvety material. Stick bubble wrap in around everything to fill the space. Then I laid 2" foam along the bottom. Everything fits except the arms and head. Stick those in a carry-on duffel bag so they don't get broken.
Pack the fingers inside the feet inside the shins inside the thighs. Stand those up on one end of the tub. Put the shoulders between the torso halves.

Drill holes on both the lid and the bin so you can use zip ties to lock it closed. Set a few extra zip ties just inside on top of your parts so the airport security can re-close it again if they open it to search.

Delta airlines is the only airline that charged me extra for checking the tub. No one else did, including commuter flights.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Flying and packing your 3PO???


What tub do you use Chris?

I have fit everything in a tub, But it was over size emoticon

I put
feet in shins, shins in thighs,
Arms in torso
fingers and all small parts in a small bag
Bag and hand plates in head

foam on bottom and around sides
Torso on bottom, rubber shorts next
thighs on shorts
head and sholders on open end of tub

Entire 3PO, accesoies, and tub 49 lbs, but larger than allowed size.

I have UPSed him a couple of times, but have checked it.
I found that when they ask whats inthe tub, If you smile and say "you wouldnt belive me" then open it and show them the head, they forget to charge you the extra fee LOL

I have drilled holes in top and used TSA locks so Homeland security can open it and relock it




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