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Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 24, 2017 12:44PM
Hey gents.
Just curious how you guys travel with your detectors.
Mostly about to places where you flu to.
Do you put them in a separate checked bag and they go with? Do you ship them ahead of time to your destination?

One of these days I want to go to one of Monte's meetups and will be flying. Also this summer I will be flying into Charlotte NC for a 4 day weekend and would like to get some input on best way to fly with them.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: February 24, 2017 07:51PM
When I went to England I used a hard sided (plastic) golf bag case. It's made to put a golf bag in so it's about 4 feet tall with two wheels on one end. Has plenty of room for all your accessories.



Arizona
42 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
Current Detectors:
Nokta Impact
Makro Racer 2
Makro Gold Racer
White's DFX x 3
Tesoro Tiger Shark
Minelab Sovereign GT
Fisher F19

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Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 24, 2017 07:55PM
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Tom Slick
When I went to England I used a hard sided (plastic) golf bag case. It's made to put a golf bag in so it's about 4 feet tall with two wheels on one end. Has plenty of room for all your accessories.
And di you fly with that?
What's the cost to check a bag that large?



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: February 24, 2017 08:01PM
Yes, I flew, but only because it's a long drive from Arizona :surprised: At the time I was able to take two or three bags at no extra cost. It's only about 14" square by 4 feet and probably weighted only about 20 lbs. Folks Fly with snow skies, rifles, Fishing poles etc. I think it's the weight, not the length that's a problem.



Arizona
42 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
Current Detectors:
Nokta Impact
Makro Racer 2
Makro Gold Racer
White's DFX x 3
Tesoro Tiger Shark
Minelab Sovereign GT
Fisher F19

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Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 24, 2017 08:03PM
Hmmm. I'll have to look into that.
I'll try Amazon.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: NMchaser
Date: February 25, 2017 09:25PM
I have used a $5 Samsonite hard suitcase from Goodwill and other thrift stores for flying in the US and other countries.

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Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: February 26, 2017 08:58AM
I think my case came from the Goodwill also. I've seen them there a couple of times over the years.



Arizona
42 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
Current Detectors:
Nokta Impact
Makro Racer 2
Makro Gold Racer
White's DFX x 3
Tesoro Tiger Shark
Minelab Sovereign GT
Fisher F19

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Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 26, 2017 03:56PM
I kind of had a thought to get some kind of suitcase but as far as a permanent option for storage I wanted to go to the foam factory by me and have them do custom cutouts of foam so it looks professional



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: zstricky
Date: February 26, 2017 04:25PM
Last summer I flew with two detectors and a pinpointer in my carry-on. On the return flight they wanted to see what the pinpointer was. I had it stuffed in the bottom of a boot and I guess from all the different layers all they could make out was an unidentified electronic device.... once they took it out and saw it and I explained what it was they didn't have a problem with it. I told them I wasn't surprised that they wanted to look at my stuff, but I figured it would be one of the other machines. They said they saw those on the scanner and knew what they were but couldn't tell with the pinpointer being inside multiple layers.

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Re: Traveling with detectors
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 26, 2017 05:01PM
Oh OK cool. Yeah carry-on would be best. Worried about checked bag getting lost lol



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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