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savageP3
12-27-2004, 09:47 PM
Has anyone ever traveled with r/c stuff? i'm takin a trip from PA to Oregon this summer and i'm wondering how to get my r/c stuff there. can i take it on the plane? or do i need to have it shipped?

Hockeekidd98
12-27-2004, 10:10 PM
When I go to canada, i had packed all my rc stuff in my suitcase.. no problem... You just can't bring fuel, you'll have to find a lhs, or ship it.

savageP3
12-27-2004, 10:15 PM
i have wayyyyyy too much to pack in my suitcase

Grant Tokumi
12-28-2004, 01:57 AM
I've traveled (via plane) with my rc stuff in one of these action packers.
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=/ref=sr_1_1/602-5484050-9327062?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B00002N6SQ

I'm noticing that they are hard to find nowadays though. And you also have to watch the 50 lb weight limit since these containers are rather large.

Maverick Racer
12-28-2004, 02:03 AM
For big races I just ship it to the hotel a couple of days before the race. It makes it a lot easier and sometimes you never know how far you have to walk from the baggage claim to where ever you need to go to get picked up. I normally take over a 100lbs of stuff. Its easier and cheaper to ship. Just be carefull of the box that you use.

Last year when going to the Snowbirds the guy that I went with, one of my sponsers, shiped all of his stuff and his radio, car, tools, and tires got shiped in a box that had a hazmat sticker on it. Becasue the shipping was not setup for hazmat, it got pulled off of the line and was in limbo for 5 days. It all showed up the day before the mains on saturday. By then we already had another car setup an everything, but it was a lame deal. Just make sure to check the boxes and tear off any old stickers or whatever thats on it.

savageP3
12-28-2004, 09:56 AM
how much does it usually cost to ship?

savageP3
12-28-2004, 09:58 AM
and is a pit bag a good box to ship in?

cnroman
12-28-2004, 10:19 AM
It will depend on weight, destination and who you ship with.

porschefan911
12-28-2004, 12:18 PM
someone I know travelled from toronto to florida with 15+ boats....i can ask him how he did it if u want me to...

Maverick Racer
12-28-2004, 11:15 PM
My its probably around $60+ depending on the box size, I didnt pay. If you can keep the box smaller it will help keep the cost down. We shiped UPS because we get pickups at our shop.

savageP3
12-29-2004, 08:31 AM
is a pit bag strong enough or will i need something else?

Maverick Racer
12-30-2004, 04:29 AM
If you ship pack it all in the bag, use lots of bubble wrap, and then with more bubble wrap pack it into a cardboard shipping box. And tripple tape it. You dont want anything opening nor do you want anyone knowing what might be inside.

Grant Tokumi
12-30-2004, 03:30 PM
You dont want anything opening nor do you want anyone knowing what might be inside.
That might not be best suggestion for packing things for air travel. Especially if you are packing remote control type equipment....

tphss
12-30-2004, 06:07 PM
I travel regularly with rc gear.
Ussualy I don't take my Pistol type transmitter on the plane, I send it cargo (security gives you hell, and sometimes can even tell you you cannot take it with you).
Just be sure to pack it well, sometimes taking off the wheels help, and carefull on the bodys.
Just tight everything with cloths in the suitcase, or carry it safely in a roller-type small suitcase.

Maverick Racer
12-31-2004, 04:16 AM
That might not be best suggestion for packing things for air travel. Especially if you are packing remote control type equipment....

Only if your shipping it. If your packing it for luggage I would take it in a trinity or ASC bag, the one with the cardboard boxes in them.

savageP3
01-01-2005, 08:31 PM
i have an ofna bag-with the boxes.