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« on: January 27, 2015, 07:16:58 PM »
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Is the subject line misleading?

I am all set to come on vacations next month and preparations are in full swing..Oh!! I am going to spend 35 beautiful days in my home town "Goa" and another 10 in Chennai.

Ok! coming to the point, I've heard a lot of chatter that airport customs are now harassing people for bringing RC equipment, specially quads and radios.
Is that true?
So as of last night, I sat with my Walkera and dismantled it completely, packed all the important parts in bubble wraps, broke down the radio, removed all the switches and the antenna.

So out of 35 days, 1 days will be spent on assembling her back at home.

The first picture is the original, straight from the box<
The second is after it got a beautiful paint job "matte Black"
and the rest follow.

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 07:19:23 PM »
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I de-soldered the ESC's and took out the Main controller. I will personally hand carry the main controller as This is the most important part.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 07:27:24 PM »
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Motors along with the ESC's are tucked together, all in bubble wrap.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 07:30:03 PM »
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Lastly, all my trains are packed too, I am planning to get them to India and sell them off as I have no time to manage them. The layout maintenance is seriously a huge task.

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 08:30:01 PM »
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I wonder has anyone considered having the more expensive quadcopters broken up and sent in individual packages?  All you need is a reliable friend in a country where they aren't illegal to import, have them reduced to as many components as required and shipped to you.  I did something similar with a friend in America as it was costing me a small fortune in shipping for used digital cameras. By having them sent to my friend from all over the US, she would wait until there was a decent box full and then ship them to me.

That's actually the reverse of what you need, but I'm sure you get the idea. I'm sure many of you know someone in another country who could do this for you, obviously they would need some knowledge of quadcopters, but it's a thought I had which would definitely work and wouldn't upset customs officials. Plus coming from a regular street address wouldn't arouse any suspicions. If you particularly wanted the original box I imagine sending it with only the quad's frame inside as a gift.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 03:47:17 PM »
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TBH, I get my quad every time I come to India on vacations, I never been stopped, maybe because my Airport is GOA..just my 2 cents.
BTW, Im planning to get my custom baja this time, at 22kgs its gonna be a pain in the B
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 05:19:39 PM »
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I wonder if anyone has managed to grab the Xiaomi Mi Quadcopter yet. I watched a video on YouTube showing the footage from one in 4K and without doubt it's the best footage I've seen from a relatively inexpensive quad. I was actually saving to buy a DJI and it would have taken more than another 6 months before I could afford one and knowing DJI the price would have shot up by then.

As soon as I looked at more footage I placed my order, less than half the price of the DJI Phantom 3 it would have to be the bargain of 2018, in my opinion of course. Is DJI a big seller in India and is it a hobby machine or for the commercial users? I must admit I took a quick breath when I ordered the spare battery, I've never paid more than $50 for any LiPo and this one costs $110. But DJI batteries are quite a bit more I believe.

Just a friendly word of warning, we have a fictitious character here in Australia, his name is Murphy, he can be found living in many homes and he's the guy who ensures that if anything goes wrong it will go wrong at the most inopportune time and in the biggest way. He's the guy who makes "Never" happen every day.  In short, you never say "never", because as soon as you do, it did. He's haunted my life all my life. If everyone got away with breaking any law, he makes sure I'm the only one who gets caught breaking it. He's renowned for what's called Murphy's Law and I believe the same law in the UK is known as Sod's Law. I've heard he has relatives in many countries using alias's. Do you have such a person in India? Be careful when you say you've never been stopped by customs, because if Murphy hears about it, you'll get stopped. Don't give him the opportunity, never say never. :-)
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i know murphy!
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Stay away from him, once his foot's in the door you'll never get rid of him and if you have an unmarried sister lock her up :-)
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