"Foam-in-place" packaging is probably a lot worse than the cardboard
cushions they have used for the Orion. Packaging has to have some "give"
but little "bounce" to work effectively. Foam-in-place packaging has
little give and lots of bounce. So, while it seems to conform to the
space between the package and the box, it actually just transfers shock
directly from the side of the box to the packaged unit. Where I work, we
used to do considerable testing on different packaging materials, and FIP
was one of the ones you use for unique, one of a kind items, not for high
volume units that need good packaging. I think the FIP may have
contributed to a number of the Omni problems where the rig was received
inoperative and the owner had to remove the cover and reseat cables,
etc., to get it working again.
On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:17:30 -0000 "Steve Baron - KB3MM"
> 8sidering ORION"S price uhey shou;ld have used a foamed pack[ng ike
> the omni
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul - W8KC" <email@example.com>
> To: "'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 19:51
> Subject: [TenTec] Orion II and other $$$ deliveries
> > I gotta grin at the UPS stories regarding the Orion II
> > Especially when you bring up economics.
> > Now, you fellows that can fork out that kind of coin for a hobby
> > don't have many money issues. Na Na na na na.... DON'T even THINK
> > hitting the reply button. You don't. Period.
> > Still, I don't risk things costing a quarter of your beautiful,
> new, Orion
> > II being sent to my house. I don't exactly live in the ghetto,
> but why
> > the poor delivery guy two more chances to drop it?
> > Unless you are many miles away from a UPS/FedEx delivery center,
> you might
> > try my approach. I always have expensive items held for me to
> pick up in
> > person. Our delivery center is not too far out of my way on the
> > plus I get the thing a whole day earlier in MANY cases, and the
> same day
> > the worse. No yellow stickies on the door saying they will try
> > tomorrow. No running out of time on busy days. No frantic pacing
> in the
> > driveway.
> > :-)
> > 73! =paul= W8KC -- Collector of Ten*Tecs and other fine plastics.
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