Need help - LX200 10" storage case ideas
Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:05 AM
The original packing box for my LX200 10" is starting to really show wear and tear from being lugged around. I would like to find a low cost (less than $100) case.
The foam is still in fine shape, I am just looking for something that will allow me to carry it around and hold up better than the original cardboard box.
Any creative ideas ideas? I have looked at the rolling Stanley Tool Cases. These seem to be big enough for an 8" but not big enough for a 10".
Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:44 AM
In the CPC room there is a recent post about using a Stanley Tool Case to transport a CPC1100 - if it will fit that it should wrap round a 10" LX200 neatly enough. Check the post to find which model of tool case was used.
I have looked at the rolling Stanley Tool Cases. These seem to be big enough for an 8" but not big enough for a 10".
Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:53 AM
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:22 AM
Will the loose foam and blanket approach keep the scope reasonably protected?
Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:25 PM
The case comes apart in 2 pieces and is held close with 1/4 turn latches. This is a mil-spec case that was used for transporting mobile satellite gound terminals.
The foam only needed minor triming in order to fit in the box. The box had handles and was setup to be a 2 person operation to move it. I installed wheels so one person can easily move it now.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:45 PM
last year - yes, John still had some in stock. I picked it up, so no idea how much shipping would be. Very durable, VERY strong, can attest to being excellent protection.
I have since parted out my 10", so this case is gathering dust. If you want it, I can check into shipping.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:20 PM
Can’t corroborate Marcus’s recommendation as posted above as that I do not know “exactly” which cases he is referencing, but I can tell you that Military cases (specific to Communications Equipment) are very substantial.
I had many, many, many Comm cases dropped from the rear of CH-46’s and CH-53 Echos at heights of 10 meters and above with absolutely no damage to the equipment. This is not to say I was not *BLEEP* at the Helo dudes, or was not in agreement of the actual drop procedure…..as is evident.
Marcus’s eval is solid. If it’s a Military case with ¼ turn buckles it’s probably good to go.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:05 AM
My zip is 45014. Please PM me you asking cost with shipping. I am going to look at one of the Stanley rolling cases again and swing by the Local Army/Navy store.
But, I'd like to get a resolution before spring when I start taking it out more.
Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:02 AM
Even though they would be shipping essentially air, UPS charges that "dimensional weight" process.
Using 34"x26"x21", from 02184 to 45014, shipping starts at $68, and this is just the case, no cardboard around it. Want me to continue forward ?
Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:27 AM
Not at that cost. I'll keep looking around locally.
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