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Old 01-25-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default can you bring an RC car on a plane?

or do you have to check it in with the luggage?

I am traveling and wanted to bring my Slash but i am not sure if I can carry it on?

Anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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or do you have to check it in with the luggage?

I am traveling and wanted to bring my Slash but i am not sure if I can carry it on?

Anyone have any experience with this?
They won't let that on a plane. Have to check it.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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dont plan on taking batteries...so I have heard.
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When I brought my R/C With me I had a seperate Duffle to carry it in. As long as they can have direct access to it, and any/all liquids follow the 3-3-3 rule (Or whatever it's called). I boarded the plane with Threadlock, my R/C, 3 batteries, a charger, and many other things without issues, even screw drivers.

This was just the previous summer, though, so I'm not sure what the issue could be. Call your airlines and local airport to find out, and if you absolutely do not want to check your bag in with your r/c (They handle the bags like footballs), ask for them to screen it thoroughly so you can take it with you, because the item is of high dollar value.

Hope this helps.

Oh, and just in case, disconnect your batteries from your transmitter, so it doesnt set off while you are walking in the airport or through security or even the plane.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:04 AM   #5
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Are you taking it on a longer vacation, or a short trip? It would be much less hassle to UPS it...to where you are going to
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Make sure to check it, and if you can try not to bring traction compound, motor spray and stuff like that. One of my team guys got his "liquids" taken out of his checked baggage this weekend flying to the Birds.
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Traveling racers bring their cars and radios on the plane all the time. I have done so many times per year for the past 25 years.
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you can bring your car, just not alot of fluids. also you have to carry on battery's, you are not aloud to check them...check out this link
http://www.suncountry.com/hometools/...thiumbatteries
the way airlines handle baggage they prefer you carry on anything that could be damaged.
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I'm traveling soon for a race and found this website helpful as I guess there are new lipo regulations that started this year.

http://safetravel.dot.gov/
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I'm traveling soon for a race and found this website helpful as I guess there are new lipo regulations that started this year.

http://safetravel.dot.gov/
still a little confusing, how many grams of lithium are in a lipo battery of 5ooo mah?
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I was lucky enough when I went to California with my GT2 I knew somebody there I could mail my box of R/C stuff to. If at all possible I'd go with mailing it, I'll trust the people at UPS or FedEx or whatever WAAAY before I'd let a baggage handler get near my truck or my running gear.

A bunch of years ago a guy I know took his 1/8th Buggy to Florida as a carry-on, but if I remember correctly airport security told him he had to remove the fuel tank before they'd allow it (so he ended up buying another tank when he landed).
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still a little confusing, how many grams of lithium are in a lipo battery of 5ooo mah?
mAh/1000 x V = wh

5000/1000 x 7.4 = 37 watt hours

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8 grams of equivalent lithium content are equal to about 100 watt-hours. 25 grams of equivalent lithium content are equal to about 300 watt-hours.


The real question is, can you bring snakes on a plane?
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still a little confusing, how many grams of lithium are in a lipo battery of 5ooo mah?
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mAh/1000 x V = wh

5000/1000 x 7.4 = 37 watt hours



The real question is, can you bring snakes on a plane?
There is the math for you. That means that a 5000mAh lipo would not be the larger type lipo = you can carryon as many as you want. The larger size they are talking about on the website would be over 100 watt hours, those you can only take 2. Shouldn't be a problem with any 2 cell RC lipo I know of.

I think you have to check the snakes
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It might just fit in the SizeCheck® unit (approximately 22"x14"x9").

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heh. The security people completely overlooked my bottle of traction compound last time on my round trip. Both airports missed it and it was right there in plain sight in my box. They did make me throw away my motor spray but the can was almost empty anyways. They measured my pliars too (and didnt even look twice at my exacto knife). The transmitter is allowed, they didnt even seem to care.
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