Re: flying with a projector or two...

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 10 2010 - 14:23:38 PST

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 1:58 PM, ben russell <email suppressed> wrote:

> Esperanza,
> I've been traveling with 2x16mm projectors in the skies lately and I always
> carry 'em on. I've got an Eiki SSL-0 and an Eiki SL - either of 'em will
> fit in the overhead compartment (the SL barely makes it) or under the seat
> in front of me. I have a small cart that I bundle them on to get to the
> gate, and I've thus far not had any problems bringing both on board.
> I'll second Andy's sentiment as well - finding a good projector when
> traveling is certainly possible, but I wouldn't count on it. I don't really
> trust that freight or baggage handling is going to take good care of my
> projectors either, which is why I always carry 'em on.

The SSL, as the name indicates, is indeed "Slim", and for that reason a good
traveler. If traveling, my choice would be a Hokushin SC-210 or Apollo
QL-100. Super light, and actually a tad smaller than the SSL. In my
experience, this projector (if properly serviced) is much better with
splices than the SSL and can be made to run a little quieter as well. And to
top it off, the SC-210 has the same lens barrel diameter as the Eiki,


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