Flyaway systems fulfil a primary requirement for a system that can be easily transported by air and reassembled at location in typically under an hour – a flyaway can even be rigged and operated out of the back of an ordinary box-body truck.
The flexibility of flyaways in ease of transportation is of critical value to international newsgatherers, who regularly fly all over the world with such systems in a variety of sizes and types of aircraft.
The key factors are total weight and number of cases, as news crews frequently transport these systems on scheduled commercial flights as excess baggage. Costs consequently increase greatly in direct proportion to weight and volume.
The design of a flyaway has diametrically opposed demands. Strength ...