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Old 02-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Flying with your R/C equipment

I really wasn't sure where to post this. Forgive my newbness.

IDo they give you a hardtime trying to take as carry on? Will security bust your balls about the electronic equipment thinking it is a electronic ticking bomb or something?

I just wouldn't feel comfortable with them throwing it underneath.

Since I'm planning a few trips this year, I definitely want to bring my stuff along to run on different tracks. I definitely want to run at the west coast tracks.

What do you all do?

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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Ive taken my radio, in a radio box on the plane. Just make sure you dont have any batteries in the box or in the radio, or servos, or receivers. They will probably open the box and swipe it with a cutip, and then let you go. I pack my cars in the luggage, I wouldnt reccomend trying to take it on the plane. I wrap it in a towel and put clothe on top and bottom of the car. That way its cushioned. For the bodies, you can take them on the plane as carry on, I used a Serpent rucksack and wasnt given any problems.

http://serpent.com/product/1873/
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Very slightly OT: if at all possible I'd say pack your stuff in a box and ship it there ahead of you. When I went to California in 2008 for RCX and "brought" my RC10GT2 with me, I had the truck, bump box, transmitter, necessary tools and some spares, plus the week's worth of clothes in a double-wall cardboard box that got wrapped in about a roll and a half of duct tape & sent to a Cali friend's house via UPS.

All I took on the plane was a backpack with 2 day's clothes, laptop bag, and me, myself, & I. At the end of the week it all went back in the box, the box got another half a roll of tape thrown at it (mostly because it was getting funny at this point, it was more tape than cardboard), and shipped back home before I left myself. Just saying, mail shipping's a helluva lot more reliable (not to mention trustworthy) than airport luggage and you won't have to explain what that alarmingly pistol-shaped spaceman gun is to half a dozen people who probably couldn't care less anyway.
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Default The way I did it....

The way I did it was to put my Transmitter (without Batteries) in my Checked Luggage, and put my VTA Car and a couple of parts bins in
my Carry On....

I did attract a crowd of TSA Agents when I took it out of my bag (especially the guys), and they swipped everything down with Q-tips and Swabbs....

The only problem I had was that I had an XActo Knive in my parts container, they took the blade from it. No biggie...
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