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Old 01-13-2020, 11:54 PM
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In a couple of weeks I'm traveling with work. I'll be near NorCal hobbies, which looks like a pretty sweet track I'd like to check out. I figure I'll take my 2wd buggy as it's a safe class & the lightest option. Seems they just changed over to carpet which suits me just fine as it's what I usually run on.

I'm worried about what to bring & how to carry it. I usually carry my radio & charger in a single case that would be 100% of my carry on. Then I'd need to somehow pack my buggy in with my clothes & general gear in my hold bag, & then I need to somehow ensure it doesn't get destroyed, as I've seen what baggage handlers can do to bikes...

I know I need to carry my batteries in my carry on & there's a limit in capacity.

Obviously I'm stuck bringing a bare minimum of tools & spares. Fortunately it seems there's a decent shop at the track should I brake anything.

Anyone have tips for traveling to races with a minimum of gear? Handy packing tips?

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Old 01-14-2020, 05:40 AM
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What I do for travelling with a buggy (2wd):

Remove front and rear arms / front tower / front and rear shocks.

This turns the chassis into a tube. I put old foam inserts on the front and rear of the chassis.
The rest arms / shocks etc. into padded envelopes.
With this method I can get two buggies into a kit box. Plus other stuff to pack out the box.

Kit box then goes into travel case / Ogio bag etc.

I've travelled to various races around the world packing this way.

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Old 01-14-2020, 07:29 AM
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I just traveled to Omaha last week and went to the Hobbyplex with my b6 and ran carpet. I took it in a bookbag and this is the fourth time I did it. I only remove the wing and wheels but that would depend on your bag size. I only brought pliers, nut driver for the wheels and a cheap universal bike tool. I figure I would get by with that until more racers show up and if TSA gets a bug and wants my tools they can have them. I brought two batteries. When I go through security I take the buggy and remote out and put it in a separate tray - great conversation starter.

As a side-note I just ordered some of these Makita boxes. They fit my b6 even with the wheels on, yet they measure small enough that you could carry it on(and it's light). I think next time I will use it. Heck for even storing cars at home it is a good alternative.
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