Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Traveling by air with RabidWinder?
From: Nick Roberts <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 08:39:42 -0800 (PST)

Wouldn't it be better to put the winder in the checked
luggage, and carry the camera and normal baseplate on?
And isn't it possible to check in writing with
whatever is the appropriate authority now in the US
what the status of the RapidWinder is?


- --- Rolfe Tessem <> wrote:
> The last few times I've travelled with mine, I've
> taken the precaution 
> of also carrying the regular base plates in my
> checked baggage so that, 
> in the event of a problem, I would still be able to
> shoot at the other 
> end. I think next time, I'll also carry a padded
> self-addressed envelope 
> so that in case the security people have an issue
> with the winders, I 
> can whip them off, mail them to myself, and still
> catch the plane. I've 
> had a few small items not make it through the
> screening and you 
> basically have very few options other than losing
> the items unless you 
> are hours early for your flight. If you can believe
> it, one of the 
> things confiscated was the allen wrench used to
> attach the RRS 
> Arca-Swiss baseplate.
> -- 
> Rolfe Tessem

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