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Old 09-15-2005, 12:20 PM   #1381
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All major races should have radio impound IMO. I do like the idea of sending a driver home who is found with his radio on. But what about the poor sap whose race was ruined because of it?

I was that poor sap once.
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:36 PM   #1382
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Well I called the TSA number and they said that I can carry on the transmitter as long as they get to have a look at it. They didn't say anything about wanting to take it apart or anything. Thats good I guess
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:52 PM   #1383
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I don't know if anyone touched on this before or not...

I know the website says that IFMAR and ROAR legal bodies can be used... but are any body height/wing height rules specified anywhere...?
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:54 PM   #1384
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No height limit. Wing just can't be higher than the roof.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:00 PM   #1385
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Transmitter should be perfectly safe to carry on - in fact I would recommend it (anyone ever watch the baggage handlers?)
I stood in horror looking through the glass at the Phoenix airport as my Losi bag was flung about 15-20' onto a baggage cart. So much for having labels that say, "FRAGILE" on your stuff. Amazingly, I didnt' have a single issue with equipment once I got to the Tamiya track but it certainly doesn't hurt to take the delicate stuff with you.

For what it's worth, the TSA agents at the local airport don't like to see a battery case full of saddle packs. Wires scare them.

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Old 09-15-2005, 01:04 PM   #1386
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thought i read 4mm ride height for touring
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:16 PM   #1387
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I stood in horror looking through the glass at the Phoenix airport as my Losi bag was flung about 15-20' onto a baggage cart. So much for having labels that say, "FRAGILE" on your stuff.
Yeah, I've traveled many times with declared firearms and have seen the baggage gorillas chuck those things too. The simple rule, they don't care and pack your stuff like it needs to survive a plane crash itself.

I went to a plastic model car national and watched a seminar on prepping those fragile things for shipping and travel. Lemme tell ya, bubble wrap is your friend. I saw the guy repeately punt that car all the way across the convention center and not a thing broke. We were all amazed. Rolls of bubble wrap are cheap.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:26 PM   #1388
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Before and after 9/11 I have never had trouble carrying on my transmitter and cars. The only exception is I check in my nitro cars nowdays for obvious reasons. BTW, I primarily race nitro and my gear is all covered with fuel residue and they really don't care, just explain that it is all electric toys. It is even better if you have a charged practice pack in everything. That way you can even demonstrate that it all works together. They may ask you disable it after that so yank the tx batts and the module and you're good to go.

Travelling with nitro stuff is a royal PITA and that's another story
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:28 PM   #1389
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thought i read 4mm ride height for touring
4 mm foam, 5 mm rubber, but there is no body height rule so you can slam the body i.e. ROAR has a 130mm minimum body height while car is resting on 20 mm blocks, wing can't be higher than body (only thing beeing checked at this race) and a whole matrix of stuff for wing width, length and chord.
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Okay Team Denmark has packed and are ready for the insane long flight.

Vegas look out for the Vikings. (the Swedes might call themself Vikings too but dont be fooled, Danes are the real Vikings)
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Okay Team Denmark has packed and are ready for the insane long flight.

Vegas look out for the Vikings. (the Swedes might call themself Vikings too but dont be fooled, Danes are the real Vikings)
Have a safe trip.

Do you think the hotel is ready for the RC invasion?
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Old 09-16-2005, 04:52 AM   #1392
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Thank you Boomer. I dont think that they realize what they are going in to

The hotel will be flooded with mad RC freaks, driving cars on the blackjack tables and in between the slotmachines

Actually we have a little problem as we could not check in tomorrow on th e hotel so we have nowhere to stay tomorrow night. And I am a little nervous about going to some creapy motel with all the RC equipment and my Internet coverage gear.

Is there anybody who is also staying at the hotel tomorrow who could take care of a couple of bags in their room for one night?
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Thank you Boomer. I dont think that they realize what they are going in to

The hotel will be flooded with mad RC freaks, driving cars on the blackjack tables and in between the slotmachines

Actually we have a little problem as we could not check in tomorrow on th e hotel so we have nowhere to stay tomorrow night. And I am a little nervous about going to some creapy motel with all the RC equipment and my Internet coverage gear.

Is there anybody who is also staying at the hotel tomorrow who could take care of a couple of bags in their room for one night?
Call the hotel and see if they have a "bell desk" where they could keep your luggae for 1 day, I'm sure if you explain your situation and given the fact that you're staying there the next day for 7 days, they'd prolly be kewl with it.
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Big Daddy Boomoer ...will the hobby shop be selling "chaser" ( http://www.doublechaser.com/ ) at a reduced rate for us that "stay out" to late?
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Thank you Boomer. I dont think that they realize what they are going in to

The hotel will be flooded with mad RC freaks, driving cars on the blackjack tables and in between the slotmachines

Actually we have a little problem as we could not check in tomorrow on th e hotel so we have nowhere to stay tomorrow night. And I am a little nervous about going to some creapy motel with all the RC equipment and my Internet coverage gear.

Is there anybody who is also staying at the hotel tomorrow who could take care of a couple of bags in their room for one night?
The response that the IIC has gotten in the eyes of the Stardust was exceptional. We exceeded what they had expected for alotted rooms.
We had to expand our allotment of rooms not once, not twice, but 3 times We still could have filled more. They have cancelations daily. You may want to check with them when you get into town and they may have a room available.

I can not wait! this has been a unique experience pulling all of this together. Scotty, John (JW) and I have been putting in CRAZY hours and the end is in sight.
I want to thank JW for all of his help and hard work behind the scenes. Without him alot of the things we have in store could not have taken place.
I hope that everyone has a good time out there and i hope someone (ME) wins a TON of Money. (come on 13 black!)

Now that i will be late for work, i guess i should go now. Last day before vacation starts! AHHHHHHH

See you in VEGAS BABY!

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