The OMS145H2PLUS will fit in an empty SKB 3i-4719-8
Rated 5 out of 5
The OMS145H2PLUS will fit in an empty SKB 3i-4719-8. This can be done within the oversize and overweight limits of most U.S. airlines.
Packing the screen surface elsewhere such as your projector case will keep the weight under 70 pounds, which is required on some European airlines.
The doubled over screen surface will fit nicely into a bottom tray of a Pelican Air 1637. An Optoma Technology GT1090HDR, and Punks Corey Tripod will fit in the top tray of the Pelican Air 1637. Bolting a Leftfoto 120mm Arca-swiss release plate to a PCMD projector mount provides a light and compact means of using the tripod as a projector stand. Other projector cases worth considering include the Pelican Air 1626, Nanuk 960, SKB 3i-2317-14, SKB 3i-2217-12, and SKB 3i-2617-12. The depth and extra 5 pound weight margin of the Pelican Air 1637 make it a clear choice of projector case if pairing the screen with an Optoma Technology GT1090HDR. This can be done while staying within standard checked luggage limits of 50 pounds and 62 linear inches.
There is enough room remaining in the SKB 3i-4719-8 to include a folding flip-chart easel. With the screen surface moved to the projector case, a flip-chart easel stays under the 70 pound European weight limit.
The SKB 3i-4719-8 is the only injection molded style hard case which will work while staying within 80 linear inches, and 70 pounds. I have also considered every projector screen size case by Nanuk, Pelican, Seahorse without any luck. The Draper model 219203 roto-molded 52 screen case will likely also work for similar money, but it will not be waterproof.
Only the Elite Yard Master Plus models have the height range to reach table height as required in a meeting or conference setting. The standard Yard Master models don't go high enough.
I also strongly considered the 161 diagonal 16:9 Draper model 241182 screen with case and HD legs. The Da-Lite and Draper models are significantly more expensive than the OMS145H2PLUS, even after buying the SKB 3i-4719-8.
After examining the OMS145H2PLUS in person, I'm not convinced the Draper or Da-Lite will be much better built. I have not had an opportunity to compare the Draper, and Da-lite models in person. The 1.25 aluminum square tubing of the OMS145H2PLUS is the same outer dimension as the tubing of the similar Draper screen.
The listed gain on the Elite surface is greater than the Draper and Da-Lite models. The 4200 lumens of a Optoma Technology GT1090HDR is as bright of a short-throw laser projector as I can find at it's size and weight. Yet, even that is a little marginal in a well light room at these screen sizes. The higher gain of the Elite should help with that, at the risk of more bright spots.
I have attached a variety of photos and diagrams. I have only directly handled and measured the OMS145H2PLUS, Leftfoto release plate, PCMD projector mount, and 3Legged Thing Punks Corey 1.0 travel tripod. For everything else I am still working off of published dimensions and weights. The custom foam design for the Pelican Air 1637 will need a little tweaking to ensure the foam cut out for the projector mounting and tripod release plate out is aligned correctly.
The gist of this design should work with other projector choices. Co-packing the projection screen surface with the projector to stay under 70 pounds and 80 linear inches should also work with the 161 diagonal Draper 241182 with HD legs (but NOT the extra-HD legs).
Most of the tricky measurements and other information you may need are listed below:
Airline Checked Luggage Constraints:
50 pounds, 62 linear inches: global standard
70 pounds, 62 linear inches: typical frequent flyer overweight allowance
70 pounds, 80 linear inches: maximum on some European routes
100 pounds, 115 linear inches: global maximum
Note: Media oversized rate is $50/bag domestic, $70/bag international.
Note: Without media rate, oversize charges can be $200/bag.
Note: Shipping FedEx or UPS ground to a 24/7 pickup location will often cost about the same as the $50/bag media rate. That is unless you ship directly to a conference hotel which charges an additional fee.
OMS145H2PLUS Length Measurements:
Height of inner cardboard box: 8.125
Width of inner cardboard box: 13
Length of inner cardboard box: 46
Note: These are smaller than the dimensions Elite lists for the carrying bag.
Note: The SKB 3i-4719-8 has interior dimensions of 47" x 19" x 8" and weighs 23.4 pounds.
Note: The 6 of extra width in an SKB 3i-4719-8 can be used for a folding flip-chart easel.
Folded length of left leg is: 42.5 (right same)
Folded width of left leg: 4.375 (right same)
Folded height of left leg: 5.25 (right same)
Folded height of screen frame: 6.75 when accounting for hinges
Folded width of screen frame: 5.875
Folded length of screen frame: 44.375
Length of folded screen in pleather case: 37.375
Width of folded screen in pleather case: 12.25
Height of folded screen in pleather case: 2
Length of folded screen in pleather case when folded over: 18
Width of folded screen in pleather case when folded over: 12.75
Height of folded screen in pleather case when folded over: 3.375
OMS145H2PLUS Weight Measurements:
Stakes in plastic bag: 16.5oz
Bag of bolts with knobs: 12.2oz
Rope in zip-lock bag: 5.3oz
Note: Items in ounces measured on postal scale.
Everything in carrying bag: 50.25 pounds
White cloth: 3.125-2.25= 0.875 pounds
Projection surface inside pleather surface case: 11.75-2.25=9.5 pounds
Projection surface in case with white cloth: 12.625-2.25=10.375 pounds
Projection surface outside of pleather case without white cloth: 11.25-2.25=9 pounds
Screen portion of aluminum frame: 16.5 pounds
Left leg of aluminum frame: 8.875 pounds
Right leg of aluminum frame: 8.875 pounds
Carrying bag when empty: 5.357-2.25=3.107 pounds
Note: Items in pounds measured with old style medical scale. Likely accurate to within 0.5 pounds, and possibly within 0.25 pounds
OMS145H2PLUS package weight as reported by FedEx: 53 lbs / 24.04 kgs
This includes outer and inner cardboard box.
Projector Plate and Leftfoto Release Plate Weight Measurements:
3 bolts with washers and nuts: 1.2oz
Leftfoto 120 release plate with thumb-screws installed: 3.3oz
Leftfoto thumb screws by themselves: 0.7oz
Leftfoto 120 release plate by itself without thumb-screws installed: 2.6oz
Projector mounting plate by itself: 3.2 oz
Projector mounting screws plus plastic standoffs in ziplock: 0.7oz
Projector mounting screws with washers and nothing else: 0.3oz
Weight of 3 long nylon standoffs: 0.2oz
Weight of 3 short nylon standoffs: 0.1oz
Weight of all 6 nylon standoffs: 0.3oz
Total weight with everything expected(projector plate, bolts, Leftfoto release plate, long standoffs only, etc.): 7.5oz
Projector Plate and Leftfoto Release Plate Length Measurements:
Height of projector plate with short nylon spacers: 0.53125
Height of projector plate with long nylon spacers: 0.75
Release plate width: 1.96875
Release plate length: 4.75
Release plate depth: 0.40625
Release plate extension past edge of projector plate when mounted with center hole: 0.21875
EPICKA Power Adapter 4 USB Type C Measurements:
(length x width x height): 2.80 inches x 1.97 inches x 2.05 inches
Rated 4 out of 5
This screen provided a beautiful picture, but the set up was quite difficult. We needed pliers to stretch the screen enough to cover the snaps, and it really took some muscle to do so. I’m not sure if that was just for the initial set up and if it will get easier for subsequent set ups.
Rated 5 out of 5
This is screen is huge and awesome. It's not as easy to put up as I'd like (you definitely need some hand strength to snap the screen to the frame) but it looks amazing and is easy to move around. I left it out for a couple weeks when we were using it every night and though the rivets on the feet got cosmetic rust due to our sprinklers, it was totally fine otherwise.