It was packed in tightly, but our system for gettting it in and out of the plane was quick and simple, and did not involve dismantling anything. ( It would be difficult, however for one person to do alone.)

I was initially concerned about weight and balance, partly because of all of the other gear that we choose to take along, some of it (like survival gear) was mandatory.  I weighed and determined cg for everything, including charts, but was surprised when all was calculated that we were almost in the center of the envelope for balance, and that we were almost 450 pounds
under gross weight, even with the 80 gallon long range fuel tanks full.