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Shiggy
journeyman


Reged: 11/23/10

Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: martl]
      #5593715 - 12/29/12 01:39 AM

Regarding the foam used. In the museum world we use foam like this for making safe storage for artefacts.
We call it Ethafoam (plenty of examples on google).
It is great stuff, very easy to work with.

Shaun


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Jack Huerkamp
Vendor - Waning Moon


Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5593879 - 12/29/12 07:53 AM

There are two handles on the case. The one seen is on the side making it look like the controller is at the bottom when the case is rolling on its wheels. In actuality, the two counterweights are at the bottom and the controler is at the top when rolling the case around.

Jack Huerkamp


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Jack Huerkamp
Vendor - Waning Moon


Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5593925 - 12/29/12 08:42 AM

Here is a picture of the case in roll around mode:



The two counterweights are at the bottom and the mount head and parallel OTA mounting bracket is right above them. This places the heaviest components at the bottom of the case. The controller is to the top left and the spare counterweight shaft is to the top right.

Jack Huerkamp


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RTLR 12
Post Laureate
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Reged: 12/04/08

Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5594000 - 12/29/12 09:38 AM

Gotcha..Jack. I don't have wheels on my Pelican cases. I carry them by the handle like a suitcase. Where I take my equipment the wheels would be useless anyway. Nice looking setup, how much does the mount weigh?

Stan


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Jack Huerkamp
Vendor - Waning Moon


Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5594094 - 12/29/12 10:27 AM

Stan,

The total weight of the two packages from UPS was 84# - 44# for the mount head and 40# for the tripod and counterweights. The assembled weight of the mount head, tripod and two counterweights is about 74#.

- 22# for counterweights
- 18# for tripod
- 34# for mount head

Jack Huerkamp


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RTLR 12
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Reged: 12/04/08

Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5594113 - 12/29/12 10:35 AM

Wow, That's not bad at all. It's certainly less than my CGEM. Have you give a first light report yet? I'd be interested in how well it performs.

Stan


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rigel123
Postmaster
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Reged: 06/29/09

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5594154 - 12/29/12 10:56 AM

That's a great looking solution Jack!

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martl
sage


Reged: 10/20/07

Loc: Innsbruck/Austria
Re: Pelican Case (Or Similar) for SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 new [Re: Shiggy]
      #5595644 - 12/30/12 07:40 AM

Thanks for the info, Shaun! Can you recommend any glue for that material?

CS
MArtin


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