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Old 09-05-2011, 06:24 PM
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I am about to go to India for two weeks and am bringing a crawler with me as part of my job. What is the best way to bring it over (I will be flying from Canada)? Can I just stow it in my regular luggage? I assume lipo batteries are out and I have to bring a NiMH. I've been thinking of shipping it in advance via fedex or UPS and just getting it out of the way.

Any tips, stories, experiences or ideas are welcome.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:16 PM
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While visiting home (San Diego) a couple years ago, my brother bought me a 1:8 buggy RTR. TX, batteries, glow starter (not lipo), everything in the box ready to go (no fuel).

I sealed it up with duct tape, wrapped it in rope incorporating a handle into the knots and checked it in as normal luggage. No problems. It was there on the conveyor belt when I arrived in Dubai 17 hours later non the worse for wear.

Your best bet I would think though is to call the airline or visit a travel agent. Heck, take the crawler with you and explain everything to them so they can make a judgment call.

If not, just break it down (tires off/batteries out/etc) and pack it real good in your luggage.

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If you have a relaible source to receive it at your destination, then ship it FedEx, UPS, or DHL. Airline luggage handling and inspection has become too unreliable.
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