Taking the GBZ on a flight

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Will you take your custom-made GBZ on an airplane flight?

Definitely! I can use some time killer while flying.
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No, I will not. I don't want to jeopardize my flight.
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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by Ganreizu » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:39 pm

Nice! Seems like you have to switch the JST connector when you want to have the powerbank vs the normal battery though? Wonder if you can get both JST's to hook up to that single port on the powerboost through a hub so you don't need to take it apart before you go on a plane trip.

Edit: This thing?

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:148700 ... mize/#apps

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by alien0matic » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:40 am

I'd love to bring my GBZ on a flight, but I've seen a friend with a pelicase full of camera equipment and batteries getting searched on nearly every single security check. I really don't want to take apart my GBZ because some security guy doesn't understand what he is seeing on the x-ray. And that would be the better case, the worse would be if I have to leave it behind... 3 weeks of work...
I'm not risking it.

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by jeffy1021 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:16 am

I'm still have parts coming in but am debating if I should just go 3 x AA NiMhs with a powerboost basic instead of a lipo battery. If I went AA, I would put a SPDT before the powerboost so I could have the option of using a powerbank.

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by day » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:21 am

jeffy1021 wrote:I'm still have parts coming in but am debating if I should just go 3 x AA NiMhs with a powerboost basic instead of a lipo battery. If I went AA, I would put a SPDT before the powerboost so I could have the option of using a powerbank.
agree with you, that would be 'safer' I guess, was thinking something similar.
But would the 3 AAs be enough in terms of durability ? coz if it's to end up playing 30min before recharging these batteries...

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by a3k4 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:50 pm

Ignore this - I totally misunderstood.
My wiring diagrams and schematics for Helder's boards and graceful shutdowns.

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by jeffy1021 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:49 pm

This only applies to those traveling within the US, but I think we should be good. A 5000 mah battery is only 18.5 WHr and up to 100 WHr is permitted.

http://phmsa.dot.gov/safetravel/batteries

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by jeffy1021 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:12 am

I just took my GBZ on a domestic US flight and had no problems. I left it in my carryon bag that went through the x-ray machine, TSA did not ask to see it or anything like that.

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by Ganreizu » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:08 am

jeffy1021 wrote:I just took my GBZ on a domestic US flight and had no problems. I left it in my carryon bag that went through the x-ray machine, TSA did not ask to see it or anything like that.
What does your build entail? Did you go the full on wermy route or did you streamline it more with an all in one?

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by jeffy1021 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:07 am

Ganreizu wrote:
jeffy1021 wrote:I just took my GBZ on a domestic US flight and had no problems. I left it in my carryon bag that went through the x-ray machine, TSA did not ask to see it or anything like that.
What does your build entail? Did you go the full on wermy route or did you streamline it more with an all in one?
I am using Helder's AIO, haven't had a chance to make a post about my build yet.

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Re: Taking the GBZ on a flight

Post by Ganreizu » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:49 am

jeffy1021 wrote:I am using Helder's AIO, haven't had a chance to make a post about my build yet.
Awesome. Now we know that slimmed down designs won't trip the TSA's "homemade bomb" senses. I think wermy's original build still might since it's very homemade with wires and stuff everywhere.

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