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softgad
10-10-2011, 11:20 AM
Hi
Is it possible to take with you a pole one in a flight without checking the tube as luggage (as a carry item)? Is it too long and they will not accept it? I will be traveling with Continental airlines

Vincèn
10-10-2011, 11:25 AM
Pole has to be in checked luggage ! Most security guys will consider it as a dangerous tool you can use to harm people ! All the more it won't fit in overhead luggage places !

Vincèn

softgad
10-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Ok, just trying to save $50 in extra luggage fee, which could be expensive return, but ha ha I manage to squeeze it into my larger luggage, so be it. Yes it fits into the largest luggage size I have.

hindenhaag
10-10-2011, 12:14 PM
Otherwise you can take it apart easily by opening up the the lock totally to get free from the lower part and pull out the top. Be careful not to damage the plastic inserts. Placing it back you have to find "the anti rotation position" by turning around a little bit to find the position.

Heinz

Bill Bailey
10-10-2011, 06:40 PM
Hi
Is it possible to take with you a pole one in a flight without checking the tube as luggage (as a carry item)? Is it too long and they will not accept it? I will be traveling with Continental airlines
The answer is yes and no. Many "domestic" flights generally will allow poles (i.e. fishing poles, monopoles tripods etc.) on board and should be in a in a case. If allowed they may put the item into the coat rack or separate compartment from ticket holders immediate reach. Much depends on pending security alerts, airports of higher risk and even the mood of the TSA at the time. The best thing to do is to arrive early enough so that if they do not allow the pole as carry-on that you still have enough time to check it in. We have heard of some customers making it through and others not so really it's a anyone's guess. I would suggest making sure it is in a case or travel tube (we should get some in very soon) and have your name clearly marked on it. Tell them it is part of your "photographic equipment" - not a pole. This more clearly defines the intent of it's use.

Let us know how you go.

nick fan
10-11-2011, 12:52 AM
Otherwise you can take it apart easily by opening up the the lock totally to get free from the lower part and pull out the top. Be careful not to damage the plastic inserts. Placing it back you have to find "the anti rotation position" by turning around a little bit to find the position.

Heinz

There is not much saving in doing so, just 3-5cm.

nick

hindenhaag
10-11-2011, 05:02 AM
There is not much saving in doing so, just 3-5cm.

nick

Sometimes 3-5 cm might kill you.:th_wink: But you are right, the single segments are nearly the same length.

Heinz

softgad
10-12-2011, 02:02 PM
Hi Even when you are taking it apart, it still does not fit into a mid size luggage. It fits assemble into my larger luggage with a clearance of about 1/2 inch on both end if positioned at at 45 degree (opposite corners), which means that any protecting cover will not help. I am using bubble bag at both end though. The issue is irrelevant when you have a client which you can bill the extra cost of carrying it separately, but when you go on personal project it does affect your wallet. Pole 2 will never fit into a luggage:( but pole 1 does:)

Bill Bailey
10-14-2011, 10:07 AM
Pole 2 will never fit into a luggage:( but pole 1 does:)
This was a careful design consideration for Pole series 1 that Nick wanted to include. We do have the pole sizes both extended and collapsed posted on item listings but it's good that you share your experiences here in the forum as well.
thx
Bill

nick fan
11-18-2011, 02:47 AM
The new case may make traveling with a pole easier.
http://fanotec-public.s3.amazonaws.com/Case_P2_1.jpg
http://fanotec-public.s3.amazonaws.com/Case_P2_2.jpg

Vincèn
11-18-2011, 03:55 AM
The new case may make traveling with a pole easier.[/IMG]
Nice so we'll have bill case and nick case ? what about TSA lock on that one ?

Vincèn

hindenhaag
11-18-2011, 05:31 AM
Wow,

nice case, seems to me pole2 plus R1 with quick mount mini System on Top. Long bag, nice.

Heinz

Bill Bailey
11-19-2011, 08:24 AM
Nice so we'll have bill case and nick case ? what about TSA lock on that one ?
Vincèn
Hey Vincèn - the "Bill's case" you mentioned were only temps until Nick's Fanotec cases were available. We only made a small hand full of cases here in US and gave those away as demos. Because we will now be selling the new Fanotec cases there is no need to manufacturer and offer the more expensive version that glimpsed the market.
We hope to have these new Fanotec cases posted in the store soon.
Bill

zenalien
01-18-2012, 09:35 PM
Hi there...

As a "FYI", I just come back from a 3 weeks trip in Indonesia; I was traveling with wife + baby + Nodal Ninja pole.

The pole was traveling in a hard case highly inspired from this post (thank you rey) http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/showthread.php?4487-DIY-Cover-for-Nodal-Ninja-Pole-2-Complete


Each time I've put the pole with luggages and was never charged for extra luggages.

Country : New Caledonia + Australia + Malaysia + Bali + Central Java
Company used : Air Calin + Qantas + Malaysia Airlines + Garruda Airlines.

Everything was fine and perfect, the pole arrived on times with my luggages each time

Hope this will help anyone.

softgad
01-19-2012, 11:24 AM
Sure does Zena, anychance to see your work? please post link or pm please

zenalien
01-19-2012, 05:50 PM
hi softgad

the 2 first panos are viewable here :
http://www.360cities.net/image/borobodur-the-keyhole-to-nirvana#0.00,0.00,70.0
http://www.360cities.net/image/borobodur-reaching-nirvana#1.60,30.80,96.9

the rest will come day by day on http://www.direct2brain.net you can subscribe by email on the right column of the site.

Regards // Greg

nick fan
01-19-2012, 08:08 PM
hi softgad

the 2 first panos are viewable here :
http://www.360cities.net/image/borobodur-the-keyhole-to-nirvana#0.00,0.00,70.0
http://www.360cities.net/image/borobodur-reaching-nirvana#1.60,30.80,96.9

the rest will come day by day on http://www.direct2brain.net you can subscribe by email on the right column of the site.

Regards // Greg

Hi Greg,

Very nice. the elevated height does make a difference in view!

Nick

Wim.Koornneef
01-20-2012, 01:40 AM
Hello Greg,

You shot some very nice pole panos from the Borobodur, I enjoyed watching them.
I noticed a few things that are strange to me, people walking in the sun with umbrellas and amazing short shadows, both are part of the advantages of the tropics I guess.

Btw, the 2 panos that are linked from your posting on the forum are fine on iPad but the panos in the Direct2brain website are showing disturbing tracelines of the cube faces so perhaps that can be fixed.

Wim

FotoPano.net
02-24-2012, 08:06 AM
I used to ride a bike with Fanotec Pole 2. It's very easy to attach with any string, and You can get more interesting locations this way! Anyway I make 20-30km with my photo backpack camera, lenses, heavy tripod and pole, and You must know that bike ways are really bad and not very common in Gdansk, like everywhere in Poland.