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Old 11-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #91
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I have never had an issue with my stuff. I do avoid anything that says flammable or hazardous. I also carry my radio and cars on with me (minus any batteries in the car).

If I carry shock oil I put them in a spill proof container. Bass pro shops carries some that are water tight and I write non hazardous and non flammable on the outside. This keeps them from looking at them much. I also make sure all my batteries are discharged too. Less likely to have any issues with them that way.

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How do you fit all of this in a carry on? Ive always driven to large races but this one is to far so I have to fly. Anybody recommend any hard suitcases or does shipping work best?
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How do you fit all of this in a carry on? Ive always driven to large races but this one is to far so I have to fly. Anybody recommend any hard suitcases or does shipping work best?
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I only carry my radio and cars on with me. I check two bags. One all RC stuff and the other RC stuff and clothes. The reason I carry my cars on is that if all your lugage is lost you can borrow batteries, motors, etc to race with. Its really hard to borrow a car or radio at a race though! Plus I know its safe with me!

I only fly southwest so all that stuff is free too!

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Some airlines allow overages up to 100lbs for sporting goods, it doesn't hurt to check.
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How do you fit all of this in a carry on? Ive always driven to large races but this one is to far so I have to fly. Anybody recommend any hard suitcases or does shipping work best?
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These cases are dialed - they weight slightly under 20lb ea and I check them. Most airlines support upto 70lb for some extra cash. These cases + lock-n-lock boxes are all I use for my race stuff...

http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail_...hp?Case=iM2750
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These cases are dialed - they weight slightly under 20lb ea and I check them. Most airlines support upto 70lb for some extra cash. These cases + lock-n-lock boxes are all I use for my race stuff...

http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail_...hp?Case=iM2750
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:11 PM   #98
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These cases are dialed - they weight slightly under 20lb ea and I check them. Most airlines support upto 70lb for some extra cash. These cases + lock-n-lock boxes are all I use for my race stuff...

http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail_...hp?Case=iM2750
What do you do about clothes, just stick them in amongst your stuff? Is there some way to stack these things when you're rolling them around?
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What do you do about clothes, just stick them in amongst your stuff? Is there some way to stack these things when you're rolling them around?
I didn't say that was the only bags I bring . I have two carry-ons -- one hard case roller back that has my race ready car(s), radio and some clothes. I have another bag, a large napsack, filled with my lipos, laptop and more clothes. I plan what clothes I bring in hopes of having to throw some of them out to fit race trophies. Its worked pretty well at my past few fly away races .

You might also ask -- how do you carry 4 bags. Well three of them have wheels, and one is a back pack. I make a "train" out of the smaller back and attach it to the back of one of the larger bags. Many things are good for this -- including your belt.

And for Birds you can usually find some sucker to bring either some or all of your stuff for you when they drive down. Thanks again sucker, I mean pal - Jerry "Schreff-tino" Perez!
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I just threw together some links and info I've learned about traveling with RC gear online at my wiki - http://racerlog.com/wiki/Travel_With_RC_Gear . If anyone has something to add you can, just create an account and edit away...
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Awesome information thanks everyone!!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:45 AM   #102
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Here is a link to the TSA stance on remote control vehicles.

http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/..._vehicles.shtm



This talks about batteries

http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html



I have flown a lot with rc stuff and I never had an issue where my stuff was taken or not allowed. Not that I recomend it but I have flow with motor spray, paint, lighter fluid ect in my checked bags. I always carry on major electronics such as power supplies, GFX, batteries, and raidos. The reason for this is that it weighs a lot and I can pack more stuff for checked bags.

There is no doubt when you put a GFX through a x-ray scanner you are going to get a bag check so arrive a little early. This has happend every time to me with out fail. Once when I went to Vegas they saw the GFX did a bag check and swabed all my stuff. My Ott light had some explosive residue on it so that got me a little extra pat down but I was still allowed to carry it on. After that I wipe all my stuff down prior to travel.

When you fly home out of Orlando (MCO) they are pretty hip to r/c stuff and in most cases TSA people think it's cool. One year from snowbirds I had a case of Nimh cells (10packs total) and they wanted to screen it. Once they opened it (they thought it was poker chips) and I explained what they were they wanted to know why I had so many? Once the head TSA guy came over and looked at the batteries and I explained what I did he said "oh yeah i've been dealing with you guys all day", he took a pic and let me on my way.

Just be prepaired to be stopped and checked, arrive early, and be NICE, no one wants to deal with a jerk off or an ass hole. LOL

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #103
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