Great $60 Case for CPC 1100
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:45 PM
Thanks for any help.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:40 PM
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:45 PM
Can anyone tell me the actual length of the Feathertouch micro focus knob? I'm reluctant to install a micro focuser, then find that the scope no longer fits the storage box. I know; using storage as a determining factor for installing a focuser is silly, but storing our big scopes can be a huge issue.
Thank you to all.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:44 PM
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:11 PM
i am pretty new here. my first suggestion straight forward in this thread starts with a question:
has anybody tried just a simple luggage case/trolley as a cpc case? i (cpc9.25 user) have not but can imagine that with a wooden board in the trolley´s back plus a plank in it´s bottom (plus some foam pieces of course)could be a cheap but fine scope transporter.
i will check some luggage cases on my next shopping tour...
enjoy this easter weekend! (temperature here in old europe is still around zero degrease centigrade - unbelivable!)
ps: we all live underneath the same sky - but not everybody has the same horizon...
Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:42 PM
CPC 1100 Edge
18" Obsession Classic
Garrett 100mm binos
Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:32 PM
Stanley 50 gal box:
29" x 16-1/2" bottom
30-3/4" x 17-3/4" mid-point
31-1/2" x 19" top
Husky 37" Mobile Job Box:
31" x 16-1/4" bottom
33-3/4" x 18-1/4" mid-point
34" x 18-1/4" top
The most significant difference is the extra 3 inches of length at the mid-point....that's where our CPC scopes rest. The difference is caused by the handholds in the ends of the Stanley box....the handhold indentions run down the full height of the ends of the box. The Husky box ends are flat: no full depth hand indentions. Now I have no worries about going to a Feathertouch micro focuser. Actually, I had to scrounge around my stuff room for more pieces of foam.
Thanks again Charles.
Best of Luck to all.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:00 AM
Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:12 PM
Here is these with foam from a sleeping bag pad (blue foam) glued in on the sides. Where the scope base rests I took some of the foam that came with the scope and glued it in place.
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:09 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I'll be going to HD on Monday looking to see if its OK for my 180mm Mak!
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:13 AM
I just bought this case walked out with my shipping foam and my first thought is no way will this fit. I'm about to go out and start doing whatever till I get it figured out.
The foam for the 8" and the 9.25" should fit as I have seen picture of these here in the thread. However I was not able to get the foam my CPC 1100 to fit, no matter how much I cut it down. Let us know if you are able to the foam to fit.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:31 AM
Now that you point it out I see. I had been thinking the 1100 foam could be cut to fit. I spent quiet a bit of time Sat trying to puzzle it out. Just not going to happen. Im thinking to put together a plywood box the same size as the shipping box now. Not a whole lot can be better than the original shipping foam. Ill document and post what I do. The case will definetly be good for other gear.
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