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12-20-2003 01:43 AM  13 years agoPost 1
helichulo

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Queens, New York

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I'm planning on traveling to the Dominican Republic next year and I was wondering if anybody here knows anything about traveling with helicopter. Is it OK to take to the airport ( JFK or any airport ) and check it the way you normally check your baggage? Are the airport people going to give me a hard time because is a helicopter? Is it something they allow thru after 9/11?
I like to hear from the guys at RR, those that have traveled overseas and even those guys that have taken the heli to other cities in US by airplane.I think I would rather check it as luggage and not have to carry it with me inside the plane.
Another potential problem might be the fuel, I use Magnum 12% and I like to stay with that but I don't think they have it over there just Cool Power. Is there a way to send a box of fuel to another country?

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12-20-2003 02:14 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Nate7357

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Brooklyn, NY

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Easiest way is to ship Fed-Ex ot UPS. Always works best for me. I never tried bringing it on the plane, afraid there going to hassle me.

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12-20-2003 02:33 AM  13 years agoPost 3
capebob

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Cape Coral, FL

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Your heli can go on a comercial flight as checked baggage or carryon baggage in a container that conforms to airline carryon size restrictions. If you are going to take it as checked baggage I would recommend something really sturdy such as this.

http://www.curtisyoungblood.com/direct/

Fuel is another mater. Fuel in the US is considered hazardous materal and must be shipped via surface transport and hazardous materal surcharges are rather high. I would suggest that you live with the fuel available in the D.R.

Bob

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12-20-2003 02:36 AM  13 years agoPost 4
RPM 1.5

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Cape May New Jersey

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Travel case

I just sent to FLA UPS $47.39 one way NOT BAD =3 day ground
Ray


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12-20-2003 06:53 AM  13 years agoPost 5
kobe larry

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Kobe Japan,Thailand,Vanco uver Can.

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I have traveled to and from the US in the last 3 years with no problem with my heli as check in just make sure there is no fuel at all in them and that they are very clean same as new

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12-20-2003 11:58 AM  13 years agoPost 6
helichulo

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Queens, New York

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Thanks for the help guys. That CY suitcase looks real good to me and the price is not bad.

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12-20-2003 12:24 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Dexter

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North Wales, UK. Not England.

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I just returned from a trip to Noway. I took my Eolo as hand luggage, but not in a case. I just carried it by the rotor head all the way. The x-ray guys looked at me a bit funny, but let it through once I assured them that it had no fuel or lead-acid batteries in it. They also were not upset by my aluminium TX case holding my FF9, Triton and 3 10 cell packs!

Maybe the US airports area little more warey, but I was not going to let some baggage monkey throw my heli around.

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12-21-2003 11:56 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Raptor-30-V2

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Tromsø - Norway

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Im traveling a lot here in Norway with my heli and Im yust using a plastic bag around it and carrying it in the rotor head... I doesen't eaven mount the tail boom away from the heli... The x-ray peaople whanted to see at my tail boom - they thought it was a weapon, but when they saw how unstabile matriale it was made off, they wasen't intrested anymore.
I diden't clean the fuel tank, and they diden't check it anyway...

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