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Re: Transporting a SSTC on an airplane
Original poster: "Black Moon" <black_moons-at-hotmail-dot-com>
Just make sure your homemade caps don't look like homemade explosives! :P
Boy would that be fun, getting arrested pending the 2 week lab results on
the meterial in the glass bottles your transporting... When it turns out to
be salt water.. heh.
Seriously tho, It might help if you could at least 'open' the secondary so
that it dosent look like a tube, shealded with metal, so xrays won't work
(ie so they can look in one end)
>From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Re: Transporting a SSTC on an airplane
>Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 20:15:58 -0600
>Original poster: Jim Lux <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
>I regularly carry all sorts of electronics (radios, loose PC boards,
>masses of wires, etc. through airports. Sometimes they'll stop you and
>ask what in the world it is. As long as your device doesn't say something
>like "Remote Bomb Detonation Controller" it's probably just fine.
>You'll definitely need good ID, and I wouldn't wear your grungiest
>clothes. In my case, it's very possible that the NASA/JPL employee ID
>lets me get away with it when I'm travelling on work. However, when I
>went to England in summer 2002, I carried all my radios, lots of cables to
>interconnect laptops and cameras, etc., and nobody blinked.
>At 05:04 PM 9/2/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>>Original poster: "Dan Strother" <dstroth-at-hotmail-dot-com>
>>I'm going to be attending the Cheesehead Teslathon this weekend, and
>>wanted to bring along my SSTC electronics to demonstrate (Steve Ward will
>>be providing me with a coil and whatnot).
>>Now, I was wondering if anyone could offer advice about transporting the
>>SSTC driver electronics on an airplane. They will (hopefully) be enclosed
>>in a nice aluminum project box. Has anyone had experience with carrying
>>homemade electronic devices in your baggage, etc? Should I just not risk it?