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Old 06-03-2010, 04:45 AM   #1
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Will be traveling again, does anyone know if it is ok to check in Nitro fuel on a plane?
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that is a no no, though i was flown in a 12 passenger jet and i had a case of fuel on board.. obviously nothing happened or i wouldnt be typing lol
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:58 AM   #3
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Can't do it. In fact, you don't want anything that has come in contact with fuel with you either. It can set off the bomb sniffers
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So, those racers participating in out station races need to buy their fuel there or send it there via ground services?
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I think there was a write up somewhere. The r/c had to be clean of fuel. Not 1 drop of fuel in the tank or lines. Cant remember the rest.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:32 AM   #6
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So, those racers participating in out station races need to buy their fuel there or send it there via ground services?
Normally for big races, the racer promoter would have an address to send all your stuff to. Once you get there, you just pick it up. Dealing with the airports even to take my truck is a pain. Last time, I was held at the airport for 2 hours while they try to figure out what to do with my clean, RC with no engine. Ship everything make sure you get a tracking number and send it a couple days before you leave, just to make sure it gets there.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:41 AM   #7
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Lol I could imagine myself there at the counter (I have tan skin)

Me - Hi I just wanted to know if its ok for me to check in 4 gallons of rc car fuel.

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Me - Oh nothing much, just a combo of nitromethane and ethanol.

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Old 06-03-2010, 08:02 AM   #8
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I took my roommate to the airport a few months back. When she got back, she told me a horror story about getting pulled out of the line, thoroughly searched, scanned and questioned for an hour. They eventually cleared her and said the scanners had detected an unknown residue on her luggage that could be bomb making materials. She had no idea how.

Of course, I took her in my SUV I use for racing and her bags were in the back. I'm sure there was all kinds of fuel residue back there. But it was also winter, electric season so my bet is on the Paragon fumes
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Liquids in general are pretty much a no-no. Flammable liquids are definitely a no-no.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:40 AM   #10
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how about shock oill, diff oil and after run oil ?

is it ok to check in these stuff
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Those should be fine as long as they are in checked baggage. Carry-on would be a no no though.
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Any Flying with Gear related question's let em fly (no pun intended)....Ive been there and Done that and know the Ins and outs of what's acceptable and what's Not....there's LOTS of rules if you didn't already know.
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A few months back I bought a full compleate race setup, and had to fly back to germany with it and i had no problems with my 2 rollers. I even had both of the engines next to it. I also had my bag inspected when i went through. But i know for a fact that fuel is BAD!!! Ive been deployed before and getting fuel to a 3rd world country is like findind gold in your A$$. But when you get where ever you get going try to find some then. (eaiser said than done I know )
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