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Old 05-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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I'm going to be in and around Denver for a few days and it seems like the area west - in the mountains - would provide endless places for rock crawling.

I contacted one store to see if they have any crawlers for lease (which I highly doubt) but then I started thinkin - maybe I can either send a crawler out there or get one in my carry-on bag

Does anyone have any experience/suggestions for transporting a scaler while flying on a commercial flight?

I might pay the $30 (each way) just to add a checked bag and put my crawler stuff in a hard-shell piece of luggage - $60 for both flights but what an epic opportunity to spend time in the mountains of Colorado crawlin!

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Old 05-14-2019, 09:58 PM   #2
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What did "The Crawl Space" sat? They seem like they would be accommodating. Check them out if you get a chance while you are there.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:56 PM   #3
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You can bring the crawler no problem, tools on the other hand may be restricted depending on what you bring. Next comes your lipo batteries but you'll have to see TSAs formula to get the watt/hrs or whatever they request to be below.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:16 AM   #4
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I've taken two 2200mah and on another trip a 5000mah. Only time anyone said anything it was to ask what I was building haha lipos 2s or 3s from my experience aren't a problem. At least on Alaskan from Kodiak to Portland or Seattle and back.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:17 PM   #5
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What did "The Crawl Space" sat? They seem like they would be accommodating. Check them out if you get a chance while you are there.
Someone replied and said I could rent one or two in thirty minute or one hour increments

I think he only meant if I used them inside his facility - that's not what I want so, I'll either figure out how to get one or two out there - or - I'll ditch the idea and keep the trip to hiking and kayaking lakes and visiting the Mint . . . and so forth and so on . . . with earlier planning I think I could've done this . . . oh well, next time . . .

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Old 05-15-2019, 12:36 PM   #6
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Plan "B"... What if you were to ship your rig, radio and batteries and charger to a local hobby store in Colorado where you could pick them up and head out for a good time. When done ship them back home!
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:16 PM   #7
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Plan "B"... What if you were to ship your rig, radio and batteries and charger to a local hobby store in Colorado where you could pick them up and head out for a good time. When done ship them back home!

Love it

That options is still not completely out of the question but I'm only gonna be there five days and getting a checked bag is $30 + $30 (trip out + trip back) and shipping UPS - or similar - would probably be about the same - I could even have them shipped to my daughter's house but it would be very convenient to have them with me when I get there - maybe it'd be easier to ship them back though - oh well, we'll see how it goes
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Love it

That options is still not completely out of the question but I'm only gonna be there five days and getting a checked bag is $30 + $30 (trip out + trip back) and shipping UPS - or similar - would probably be about the same - I could even have them shipped to my daughter's house but it would be very convenient to have them with me when I get there - maybe it'd be easier to ship them back though - oh well, we'll see how it goes
Hey, whatever you decide I'm sure your trip to Colorado will be a great one! Maybe you could buy a rig to keep at your daughters for the next trip out to visit...You just might be starting something good! Enjoy!
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:55 AM   #9
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Maybe you could buy a rig to keep at your daughters for the next trip out to visit...You just might be starting something good! Enjoy!
Yes! That's another option . . . normally, I never get RTR's but this might be an exception . . . I can bring upgrades, spares, tools, and extra batteries with me . . .

Maybe I'll get one of each, then send back the one she doesn't want:
  • Deadbolt --> LINK
  • Honcho --> LINK
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited CRC --> LINK
  • Jeep Cherokee --> LINK

I can always send one or both of them back, then either sell or upgrade because . . . it's impossible to have too many trucks . . . which is another win! ;)




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Old 05-16-2019, 05:42 AM   #10
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I have carried my truck and batteries on multiple flights. There are rules for tools and the batteries. The batteries and truck are my personal item as they fit below the seat in front of me. I suggest checking tools as that has what has gotten me stopped
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