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Old Feb 03, 2014, 07:25 PM
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traveling with your quad

I am going on vacation to Hawaii and I want to bring my quad. Any issues bringing my lipo's do I need to call the airline in advance? I have a hard case for the entire setup.
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Old Feb 03, 2014, 08:44 PM
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Your LiPos need to be a carry on item, not checked as baggage under the plane, per TSA and airline rules. Although the TSA does not require it, the general recommendation is to put your batteries at storage charge level, and carry them in a LiPo fire bag. I've flown with LiPos many times. Never got a second glance.

As far as your quad goes, plan on it being inverted for most of the flight and loading/unloading. For whatever reason those baggage handlers (aka 'throwers') like to put everything upside down, probably because everything has wheels these days.

If you have custom foam, great. But if not, think of it this way - If you are uncomfortable with your hardcase falling from 2 feet onto any side, you need more padding.
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