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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2016, 10:22:22 »
8 kilo is not much. Camera gear plus clothing....

Does the regulation mean 23kg checked plus one piece of cabin 8kg?

how do I transport tripods?
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2016, 11:19:13 »
8 kilo is not much. Camera gear plus clothing....

Does the regulation mean 23kg checked plus one piece of cabin 8kg?

how do I transport tripods?

Yes, 23 kg checked and one cabin bag of 8 kg.  I often carry extra items in large pockets in a jacket or photographers vest.  On an internal flight in South Africa they weighed my camera (D3s/24-70), but apart from that I have never had cabin baggage weighed, so providing it does not look too large, there is unlikely to be a problem (but there is always a first time!).

I pack my tripod in my checked baggage.  23 kg is a lot of baggage and I really do not want to carry something larger than that.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2016, 11:35:20 »
I plan to be in Edinburgh Airport around 13:30 on 7 May, and to be back there around midday on 14 May.  I have not yet decided between plane and train.  Frank and I have already agreed to meet there, and others are welcome.  I am happy to deal with the car rental and to drive.  We have not yet decided on the vehicle, we can probably manage to have four people (including the driver) in one car, although three would be a little easier.  I am not so keen on a larger vehicle;  extra cars would be easier, and this would give us more flexibility once we are in Killin.

It would be helpful if people could provide their transport details so that a comprehensive list can be drawn up and we can work out how best to allocate transfers to Killin.   
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2016, 12:33:40 »
Arrival at 13:05 local time EDI on 7/May/2016 is the plan for me now.

Who wants to do a 24-hour-photo-tour of Edinburgh with me?

I will now try to find accommodation for the night 14 to 15/May/2016

anything recommended?
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2016, 14:06:54 »
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On a related note - there is a 10- or 12-seater Landrover available to rent from our local 'Rover dealer. Erik was pretty enthusiastic the last time I mentioned this - I think it is £80 per day - not much when split between a number if people. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea and would want to be part of it, let me know.

I think that would be a nice means of transportation ;) Especially as a team car... ;)
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2016, 14:33:09 »
Arrival at 13:05 local time EDI on 7/May/2016 is the plan for me now.

Who wants to do a 24-hour-photo-tour of Edinburgh with me?

I will now try to find accommodation for the night 14 to 15/May/2016

anything recommended?

Frank - just to point out - Edinburgh is only about 1.5 hours' drive from Killin, so it is easily possible to make a day-trip from Kilin, especially if you get an early start.

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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2016, 16:04:45 »
I will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at on 7 May at 13:05 on BA 1442 from London Heathrow.

I will depart from Edinburgh Airport on 14 May at 13:45 on BA 1445.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 16:25:10 »
8 kilo is not much. Camera gear plus clothing....

Does the regulation mean 23kg checked plus one piece of cabin 8kg?

how do I transport tripods?

I usually bring either a Pelicase 1510 or a LowePro Backpack as carry on and I bring a Billingham or Nikon Photo vest, in case they weigh my bag, I can empty the bag more or less into the vest and put the camera with a big lens over the shoulder.

The Gitzo series 5 comes apart into; Ball head, three legs and the crown so they fit inside the check in 1560 Pelicase
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2016, 18:32:37 »
I will arrive (if Lufthansa is not on strike)  saturday 7th at 11:55am local time in Edinbourgh and leave sunday 15th at 12:40pm

like Frank, I want to see the town for at least one night

car sharing: as already said I would participate in any, when the list is completed
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2016, 22:19:55 »
Anthony, Frank, and Thomas: Apparently all of us arrive at Edinburgh at noon. Interested in sharing a rental car? Cheers,  Günther
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2016, 01:05:09 »
Günther, this is what I am planning to do.  I am researching suitable cars for the four of us and will let you know what I find.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2016, 10:14:19 »
Ein Kombi?

Something like Audi A6 or Ford Mondeo or VW Passat all with big baggage room extension.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2016, 11:27:17 »
Anthony, no chance to get a Rolls with Stirling engine?
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2016, 11:52:56 »
If everyone is prepared to share the cost, then I will try to get one.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2016, 14:30:21 »
I´d be in, even I think you´d  find easier one with original engine and wood gasifier

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