When I fly, there are a few things I try to carry on. My radio, car, and batteries. One thing that I do too is let them know before it goes thru the x-ray machine that "there are R/C car parts in the bag including rechargeable battery packs". I carry those things with me because thos I can't afford to have lost. Charger, power supply, extra motors, shock oils, bushing lube, and tools I check. I can borrow or purchase those things at the track I will be going to. You cannot take anything with you thats flamible, White Lightning for example. Motor spray and nitro fuel are more no-nos. Your tools MUST be checked, they won't let you anywhere near the cabin with tools. I just flew with my buggy to LAX and back and it was just fine, and this was the 4th time I've taken RC stuff out there sin 9/11. And you gotta figure LA and New York are going to be the most secure airports. Just explain what you have and what it's for and it'll be fine.
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