Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:08 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:09 AM
Also, be aware that if one of your flights is relatively full: a) you need a hard-shell case capable of withstanding efforts of your fellow passengers to cram their own carry-ons into the overhead bins; if your boarding slot is one of the later ones in the process, the bins may already be too full to find a slot for it, and you may have to either put it under the seat, or else the crew may insist that you put it with specially checked luggage (along with other folks carry-ons that won't fit in the bins). In other words, don't count on being able to put it safely in an overhead bin; pack it ruggedly enough to withstand being banged and crammed or even checked at the last minute.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:03 PM
The most scrutiny any of my optics ever got was my old Edmund Astroscan....apparently its plastic tube is still quite X-ray opague, and the durn thing does kinda look like a portable mortar launcher, huh? :o
Good luck, happy travels, clear skies,
Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:58 PM
finding the right truss length.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:05 AM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:14 PM
Next time I went through with a C-90 OT. Open bag check required, they even knew it was a small scope, no biggee. Just had to check. I was impressed they knew what it was.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:12 AM
Like already stated tell them it's a scope as it goes into the scanner and all will be well. I've only had to take the end cap off once and that was at San Francisco.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:29 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:16 AM