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Old 2007.10.11, 02:28 PM   #1
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TSA: Remote Control Vehicles and Other Toys

This notice is to explain why passengers may notice additional security measures related to remote control devices. In view of the period of strategic warning discussed in the National Intelligence Estimate on Homeland Security released in July, TSA is carefully monitoring information developed in the law enforcement and intelligence communities related to methods of possible attack.


While not associated with a specific threat at this time, TSA is aware that remote control toys can be used to initiate devices used in terrorist attacks.

Accordingly, Transportation Security Officers have trained on this possibility and travelers may encounter additional screening when bringing remote control devices in carry-on baggage.

http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/..._vehicles.shtm

i wanted to make sure mini-z travelers understand they will encounter increased scrutiny as a result of traveling with any remote control toys, etc. just a warning.....
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Old 2007.10.11, 06:04 PM   #2
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I think Mini-z's and Xmods will be the least of security's worries. I think large scale vehicles that could potentially carry payloads or otherwise are the real threat. I've never had any trouble getting my Overland through, and I use the baggage check for all my tools & my MLST.
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Old 2007.10.11, 07:52 PM   #3
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ok, glad to hear you have not had troubles. this update is fairly new though so i would assume ANY remote control toy would get you additional screening now.

when was the last time you flew with them?
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Old 2007.10.11, 11:22 PM   #4
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I seen something like this on the local news. The way they see it a dollar store toy can be turned into a remote trigger device, one of those simple forward and turn in reverse cars that is. I think the range would be very limited for that to work.

With that in mind Mini Z's can be on the list as well.
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Old 2007.10.12, 12:02 AM   #5
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I have experienced the same risen concern about remote in Asian airports, and though no action is taken, the screening people told the security people that I have a remote in my hand carry.

Arrr...traveling to the States definitely become a hassle, and I wonder whether someday all our cell phones will be banned as well, going at this rate. But come to think about it...who in the right mind will buy a 200+ remote, that gotta be die-hard RC fans exclusive.
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