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Old 01-26-2009, 03:30 PM
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Why not just check it? It seems like a HUGE hassle to take it on-board.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:31 PM
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From what I understand it can be hit or miss when trying to fly with your RC gear. I have heard of people having to take their engines and fuel tanks out of their nitro cars. I have heard of people also getting hassled at security for batteries and transmitters. I debated this after spending quite a bit to ship my stuff to a race last year. I was thinking of flying with it this year but have read too many posts about people having to leave without some of their gear. This could get expensive if you had to buy new stuff at the race then spend money to ship it back home.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:29 PM
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When my son and I flew to a race last year, I called TSA directly first.

Yes, you you can take your RC cars on the plane.
Yes, you have to take your Lipos on the plane.You can not check them.

We flew with 2 buggies and a truck and all their lipo batteries in one carry-on. No problems at all.

The TSA person said that if they give you any trouble, have them call a TSA supervisor and have them call the TSA admin to look it up. Don't let the local TSA flunky ruin your flight.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:33 PM
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I just got off the phone with TSA and they told me to ship anything
that may have nitro residue on it. Engine, header and pipe and even
the car. He said if they swabbed any part of the car and it came back
positive for nitro they would not allow it on the plane.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:32 AM
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If you can, just buy a hard plastic suitcase or footlocker like the ones military guys use. Pack your truck, gear and transmitter around some egg carton foam, lock it with a TSA approved lock and check it in. The plastic container won't get crushed and if you pack it right your gear will be safe no matter what.

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Old 02-06-2009, 10:15 AM
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I suggest you read a recent article written on Neobuggy.net. Someone explains there traveling experiences. It might answer some of your questions.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by y2kgtp View Post
They won't let that on a plane. Have to check it.
They let me take my TA apex and my E-revo on the plane I took both on carry on
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:36 AM
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Travelled to Cactus with my 2 buggies , lipos and transmitter on my carryon. No problems.
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