Technical Library

MOVING IX: Packing the Ruckers Double with Trestle Stand

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Packing the original flightcase…
Please follow these instructions exactly so the instrument will travel safely.

The flightcase is laid down flat to pack and unpack.

The trestle stand is dismantled and the three parts covered. The lid stick fits in the outside pocket of the large front leg bag. All three stand bags fit into the bottom layer of the flightcase.

 


The harpsichord is then laid on top of the stand, flush against the foam at the front and spine.

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IN THE POCKETS ON THE LID OF THE HARPISCHORD!

 

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The foam blocks must now be used to chock the instrument firmly in place and prevent it from moving when the flightcase is in transit

  • In the middle of the cheek.
  • The large wedge firmly with its bevel against the bentside.
  • Finally, the block at the tail.

Place the stool in the vacant space, with its padded seat towards the harpsichord itself. Use one or both of the humidity-control pillows between the stool and the bentside.

The bag containing the music desk & goodie bag fits in the middle space.

 


Please check all items are included:

  • Trestle stand front in cover
  • Trestle stand rear in cover with lid stick
  • Trestle stand stretchers in cover
  • Harpsichord in cover
  • Stool
  • Music desk & goodie bag

There are several small white cloth bags of silica gel which can be anywhere in the case.

When closing the lid, watch that the lid chain does not get caught. Ensure that the lid is aligned correctly to bring the butterfly catches together. Rotate the butterfly catches fully to lock the lid down.

The flightcase can then be flipped onto its spine side, allowing it to be wheeled on a trolley, or moved by forklift.

Safe travels!
 

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