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Old 07-12-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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i was wondering if u can so i can race in cali i need a response asap i leave today at 600pm central time and how do i have to package it if i can take it
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remove the fuel tank and pack it separately.
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i was wondering if u can so i can race in cali i need a response asap i leave today at 600pm central time and how do i have to package it if i can take it
Have you transmitter and car with install body on it with you in cabin. Make sure car is absolutly clean and no oil or fuel dripping from pipe, no fuel in tank. Have your radio manual with you. We traveled and never got problem.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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could u explain that alittle bit more it got kinda confusing
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depends on the airline, but most airline's will not allow it. This is on the Transportation Security Administration's website. tsa.org


If the new machines detect any gas / chemicals, you will not be able to take it with you, checked in or not.

I forget what airline I took, thinking it was AirTran, and they would not allow our display T-Maxx or HPI R40 as checked in. We had to ship them to our Hotel in Vegas.

Check with the air lines first.
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5 months ago, I packed 8 OS 18TZ engines, 1 with my NTC3 (everything is on the chassis without fuel) and fly to HK for vacation and race........(international flight), not a problem......not 1 single question asked.

I am not sure about local flight, I am sure it is very much the same....but for the safe side, pack the car without the engine and tank (pack it seperately on the other luggage like Scotty said)

I take it you KNOW you cannot bring any of those as HAND CARRY......they must be on storage luggage..........and no fuel of course.

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would it be easier if i just not took the truck ? cuz this sounds like some work while im on vacation and the savage engine is not easy to take out
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would it be easier if i just not took the truck ? cuz this sounds like some work while im on vacation and the savage engine is not easy to take out
I was talking about little touring car........if you are talking about the SAVAGE...yes, forget about that, it is just not worth the work.
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just clean the fuel tank and the pipe
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Put it in your check in baggage and no problems. I took mine all over the world without probs. I take the transmitter case as hand luggage

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