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02-10-2006 11:00 PM  12 years agoPost 1
AH-1 pilot

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On my first trip with my Trex, had plenty of room in the planes overhead to put the Align case with spectrum radio, batteries and basic tools....way cool!

Michael

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02-10-2006 11:35 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Raptor3DPilot

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Cool so the airlines didn't care about having the batteries on board??

I can't wait to bring my TRex on my next TDY trip! It's gonna save me alot of $.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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02-10-2006 11:55 PM  12 years agoPost 3
kookboy

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I'm surprised they won't let you take a pair of nail clippers on board because you might takeover the plane can cut someone's nails but they'll let you on with an RC heli, lipos and electronics and enough parts on it to cause havoc in the airports.

Sounds good to me!

I thought for sure we'd get denied because of the contents.

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-10-2006 11:56 PM  12 years agoPost 4
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LOL!!

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02-11-2006 12:13 AM  12 years agoPost 5
whtbronco

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That's great news. I'm glad to hear the Rex fits in the overhead storage. This is precisely 1 of the reasons I bought a Rex.

Last August my buddy took his Blade CP with us. All they did was make us put the ni-mh batteries in his checked luggage and promise that we wouldn't play with it, fly it, on the plane. Kinda hard to do without any batteries though.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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02-11-2006 01:01 AM  12 years agoPost 6
lbowen

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I'm an airline pilot and if you bring your Rex on one of my flights--- I'm gonna confiscate it! I have been wondering if I could take my Rex as carry-on . I have asked several TSA people/supervisors and they scratched their heads and said they would have to see what I was talking about - that led me to conclude as I already know that it is a non standard standard . "Tools" are still not officially OK to take onboard (?) I would not mind ckecking the batts. and tools but we all know that putting the heli in the belly bins would be a BIG test of the Align case or any container - I am glad you got your machine on the plane with you I would love to see some on my flights - unless the case had an Al Quida sticker lol!

lbowen

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02-11-2006 01:30 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Ozydego

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Has anyone else been able to get their lipos on board?? I think that would be the biggest obstacle, I dunno if the align hex drivers would count as a weapon or not...

It would be cool if I could carry it all on, and not have to worry about if I have enough padding around my lipos to keep them from exploding my suitcase....

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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02-11-2006 01:42 AM  12 years agoPost 8
E2C_Mech

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I was on my way to a trade show in Las Vegas and did not have time to ship a small display I had made for the show. It has a couple of servos on it, a servo driver, and a Lipoly battery that was used to power the display. I flew out of Baltimore with it, had it with me on the airplane. I got stuck in Atlanta, had to stay overnight. The next morning at the airport, they would not let me through security with it. No matter how I pleaded my case, they would not let me through. I had to turn the unit in to security, never to get it back. I ended up missing my flight out to Vegas because of this. The problem is that the airports don't follow the same security rules. I was able to carry my transmitter with me without a problem, go figure? Howie

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02-11-2006 01:44 AM  12 years agoPost 9
lbowen

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It is an airpot by airport issue - TSA personnel use varying discretion - the person looking in the scanner decides what looks suspicious - people carry extra computer batteries all the time I have done so for years and rarely have had any question about them . And as I said above my questions to TSA personnel while I am in uniform get various answers. If you take the RC items - give yourself plenty of time in case you have to go back to the ticket counter to check them - and have a container than is "Gorilla" tough to survive the cargo bin destruction testing enroute!

lbowen

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02-11-2006 02:35 AM  12 years agoPost 10
mdelzer

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Grand Rapids, MI

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So what it comes down to is your damned if you do and damned if you don't. That really sucks.

Mark

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02-11-2006 03:08 AM  12 years agoPost 11
leejax01

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Jax. Fl.

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The big Align case fit in the overhead? Suprised that did!

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02-11-2006 10:12 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Ozydego

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Then I think I would still check the lipos, but everything else has always been cool.. except for maybe an exacto knife or something... good things to know, since I dont ever want to miss a flying session.. here or wherever..

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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