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Old 05-27-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hello to all.....

I will be flying to CA for about 3 weeks, and I would like to take my RC with me, do any of you guys know how can I take it?

would it be a check bag?
what about fuel?

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Combustible materials cannot be legally carried on commercial aircraft. Plan on purchasing the fuel you need after you land.
Unless you want to disasemble an item you take as carry-on baggage, I would pack everything well as baggage. Don't even think about carrying a radio on board.
Or you could ship your gear UPS seperately.

If anything in your baggage sets off an alarm in the baggage screening area, your baggage will be opened, suspect items removed, and after a successful rescreening those items may not be reinserted into your baggage. This happened to me with a simple luggage carrying strap that was stored in my baggage.
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ok, so lets say i take no fuel

how can i take the car on its own?

perhaps empty out the fuel tank, and make sure it has no fuel anywhere.... clean of all debris??
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The RC eqpt. including the car needs to be in a pit bag or similar piece of luggage. I would empty the fuel system, disconnect the battery at the receiver, transmitter and wrap everything for a rough ride. Insure the contents and take pictures beforehand. I know people who have taken their RC equipment as luggage, and had no problems, I have not had a chance to take my RC equip. as luggage.
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