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Old 10-09-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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for those of you who regularly fly to races how are you carrying your gear?

i know various rc companies have their pit carriers. not sure i would trust a baggage handler with that though!

ogio has some really good bags too.

i guess a good, old-fashioned suitcase might do the trick too!

just wondering what might be the best/ safest way to get your gear around when flying. but also providing a good place to put everything inside the bag.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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for those of you who regularly fly to races how are you carrying your gear?

i know various rc companies have their pit carriers. not sure i would trust a baggage handler with that though!

ogio has some really good bags too.

i guess a good, old-fashioned suitcase might do the trick too!

just wondering what might be the best/ safest way to get your gear around when flying. but also providing a good place to put everything inside the bag.

cheers
there was a thread about this maybe around 1/2 year ago
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A pit carrier will definitely not do. The internal frames and boxes wouldn't hold up to the baggage handling.

The last time I traveled, the airline we took had a special discount for excess baggage for a "Sportsman Package", which to qualify for you needed to be using a golf bag. And so I picked up a golf travel bag, which was very big but worked out as the race had both bugy and truggy.

Before that it was a plain old suitcase.

Most anything will work. Just take off the shocks and wing, pack tires or clothes around your buggy, and you should be fine.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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what i have done in the past both for RC racing and My Archery compotitions is ship it UPS to the local shop or the hotel you are staying at in the area, be it hobby or archery depending on what i was doing. Most of the better hotels will receive packages for the guess with reservations.

Call the shop/Hotel ahead of time and make arrangement and or you could get with a fellow team driver that might live close in the area and ship it to him.

Shipping ups you get a tracking number and don't have to hassle with it plus it is insured also. on the airlines good luck with that.

just the way i have done it
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This is how I packed for the last race I flew to in September:

Packed in OGIO 9800:

- One nitro buggy and one e-buggy (wings and tires off with cars wrapped in a large bath towel).
- Shock and diff oil.
- Tools in Dialed tire can.
- All spare parts for both cars.
- Charger.
- 6 sets of tires.

(weighed in at 49.5 pounds)

Packed in rectangular duffel bag:

- Starter box.
- Power supply.
- Fuel bottle and fuel gun.
- Clothes.
- Grooming supplies.

Carry-on:

- Radio case with radio and 4 lipos (one receiver pack left in nitro buggy).
- Laptop.

Hope this helps.

A bunch of us from Canada may ship a palette down to the Nitro Challenge next year. We will have to see how it goes as we have always flown with our stuff.

-Kane

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The 55 gallon Stanley fat max wheel totes are awesome. About $80.

Wrap em up and Fed Ex them to a Fed Ex store. If they're a store near your Hotel. Allways safer than shipping to your hotel.
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