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indi
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08 July 2019 06:58 pm

Just wonder how people travel with their metal detectors on planes do you check them in or take them as hand luggage etc just buying on the mainland and working out how to get home

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indi
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08 July 2019 07:28 pm

thank you now to find if i can get a hard case for the equinox

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08 July 2019 07:35 pm

No worries mate-the post office might have cartons that you could dismantle it a bit an slip it in/re-use for return trip.


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08 July 2019 07:48 pm

Hi Indi. It’s about the batteries. For a SDC buy the batteries over there and leave them there on the way back. I’ve always taken onboard as carry on.

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indi
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08 July 2019 08:07 pm

going buy a equinox 800 i think they have an internal battery so how does that work out? plan is buy the detector in bendigo do a tour then head up to port Macquarie then back this is in October so got a bit of time to plan things

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08 July 2019 08:24 pm

Would love a hard case for the NOX. I’d take it on my overseas trips. Would be good. Anyone know of any manufacturers?


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08 July 2019 08:48 pm

indi wrote:

going buy a equinox 800 i think they have an internal battery so how does that work out? plan is buy the detector in bendigo do a tour then head up to port Macquarie then back this is in October so got a bit of time to plan things

Only way to find out. Ring the airline your travelling with. Then u know I fly to the Philippines. Don’t trust any baggage handling staff.

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08 July 2019 09:34 pm

Fossiker wrote:

Would love a hard case for the NOX. I’d take it on my overseas trips. Would be good. Anyone know of any manufacturers?

hey there Fossiker, check out gun cases, guitar type cases, & keyboard (music) cases
heres 1 link I have in Au
https://www.swamp.net.au/instruments/keyboard/cases/


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08 July 2019 10:13 pm

Ded Driver wrote:
Fossiker wrote:

Would love a hard case for the NOX. I’d take it on my overseas trips. Would be good. Anyone know of any manufacturers?

hey there Fossiker, check out gun cases, guitar type cases, & keyboard (music) cases
heres 1 link I have in Au
https://www.swamp.net.au/instruments/keyboard/cases/

Will do thanks mate perfect


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Perth Tim
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08 July 2019 10:41 pm

I travel a lot for work, and I'd advise you to buy a hardshell suitcase for it and cut foam to suit.
https://www.detectorprospector.com/foru … collapsed/

Take the batteries onboard with your carry on, airlines don't like you packing stuff in your suitcase that's a store of energy. Atleast in the cabin if it starts blowing smoke they can put it out.

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08 July 2019 10:45 pm

This ones for the Deus. I want one for the NOX

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09 July 2019 12:02 am

if you're looking far a hardshell case just for the detector (not shafts), I bought one of these from Bunnings
holds 3 detector boxes & my scales
https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright- … e_p5810252


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09 July 2019 12:19 am

Ded Driver wrote:

if you're looking far a hardshell case just for the detector (not shafts), I bought one of these from Bunnings
holds 3 detector boxes & my scales
https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright- … e_p5810252

Actually that’s a beauty. That’s a bloody good price for what your getting. Will swing into bunnings for a look. Never knew they sold these but I suppose I never looked either. Thanks DD thumbsup

Last edited by Fossiker (09 July 2019 12:20 am)


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09 July 2019 01:02 am

Ward69 wrote:
indi wrote:

going buy a equinox 800 i think they have an internal battery so how does that work out? plan is buy the detector in bendigo do a tour then head up to port Macquarie then back this is in October so got a bit of time to plan things

Only way to find out. Ring the airline your travelling with. Then u know I fly to the Philippines. Don’t trust any baggage handling staff.

The Digger and I are heading over there next month with PAL and I wouldn't mind taking my coin detector with me for a bit of a swing on some land we have in the province.
Urban legend has it that some one buried their valuables on the land before the Japanese Imperial army took up residence in the area and confiscated everything.
Might be fun to also have the local tongues wagging with me beeping all over the place and thinking I am looking for Yamashita's treasure lol

Last edited by nucopia (09 July 2019 01:03 am)


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09 July 2019 11:49 am

nucopia wrote:
Ward69 wrote:
indi wrote:

going buy a equinox 800 i think they have an internal battery so how does that work out? plan is buy the detector in bendigo do a tour then head up to port Macquarie then back this is in October so got a bit of time to plan things

Only way to find out. Ring the airline your travelling with. Then u know I fly to the Philippines. Don’t trust any baggage handling staff.

The Digger and I are heading over there next month with PAL and I wouldn't mind taking my coin detector with me for a bit of a swing on some land we have in the province.
Urban legend has it that some one buried their valuables on the land before the

Japanese Imperial army took up residence in the area and confiscated everything.
Might be fun to also have the local tongues wagging with me beeping all over the place and thinking I am looking for Yamashita's treasure lol

I hope to over there early September for another long stay.

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09 July 2019 12:49 pm

Ward69 wrote:

I hope to over there early September for another long stay.

Just booked our tickets this morning - 12/8 <10/9th smile
Beep Beep Beep

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27 July 2019 01:19 pm

We are heading over seas in two weeks Monday. Flying Phil Airlines ..

On Monday I am am driving down to Sydney to send a couple of 30kg boxes via air cargo so they are there when we arrive.
Detector is disassembled and ready to be packed.

Should I pack the detector with the aircargo or am I safe to pack it in my check in luggage when we fly.. ???
i have 25 kg baggage allowence plus 7 kg hand carry ( same with the digger) I will probably only take less than > 5 kg in clothes etc so i will have kilos left over in my bag as well as a bit in the diggers and maybe even the mates bag who is going with us as well.
I also Want to take the drone I bought recently with me , is that best to hand carry or pack in my check in luggage ?
It weighs about 2 kg with 3 batteries and is in its own carry case .. perfect
Trying to avoid any problems on the day and plan ahead of the trip.

Last edited by nucopia (27 July 2019 01:21 pm)


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Jaros
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27 July 2019 01:54 pm

From a previous post,
8th Jul 2019 09:41 pm
I travel a lot for work, and I'd advise you to buy a hardshell suitcase for it and cut foam to suit.
https://www.detectorprospector.com/foru … collapsed/

Take the batteries onboard with your carry on, airlines don't like you packing stuff in your suitcase that's a store of energy. Atleast in the cabin if it starts blowing smoke they can put it out.


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nucopia
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27 July 2019 07:06 pm

Thanks Jaros.
Dont need a hard case but will pack the batteries in my hand carry along with the drone +batteries and the detector broken down and packed in my checked luggage.
I have a poop load of stuff to take over and I dont want to get told at check in that something cant fly wink


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27 July 2019 08:13 pm

We took our equinox 800 over to Ireland in April of this year.
Took it apart and hid in our luggage. They scanned our bag and said all clear. Had no problems what so ever.


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