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Koen Dierckens
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: Koen Dierckens]
      #5126623 - 03/17/12 07:26 AM Attachment (112 downloads)

Pile of junk :-) on the small built-in table. It all comes out of the box.

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Koen Dierckens
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: Koen Dierckens]
      #5126624 - 03/17/12 07:27 AM Attachment (95 downloads)

Left foam cut in half for easy removal; making lifting out and in of the OTA more easy. The foam at the right side goes on top of the OTA and is taken out/put in the box together with the OTA.

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shiner
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: Koen Dierckens]
      #5127231 - 03/17/12 03:34 PM

Koen, what are the sockets and switches below the handle pls ?

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Koen Dierckens
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: shiner]
      #5127497 - 03/17/12 06:41 PM

Shiner, that's a built-in self-made dew controller .

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shrevestan
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: Koen Dierckens]
      #5183559 - 04/21/12 05:06 PM

Just found this thread. I have an extra Stanley box I took to Iraq that will now get a new life!

Thanks CN!


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boblakewood
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: shrevestan]
      #5656303 - 02/01/13 12:45 PM

Does anyone know where to find this product these days? This thread goes back about 4-5 years ago.

Thanks for any help.


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MikeBOKC
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: boblakewood]
      #5656938 - 02/01/13 06:40 PM

I got mine at Home Depot. Don't know if Lowes carries them too, but it is worth a check. I suspect one could also order direct from Stanley, though shipping might be a bear.

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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5657055 - 02/01/13 08:00 PM

+ 1 for home depot about 6 months ago. In or near the hand tools isle.

Jim


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Thanatos78621
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: jerwin]
      #5671815 - 02/10/13 05:03 AM

here's the Home Depot webpage for it:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202300294?catalogId=10053

I might have to go pick one up myself


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pcctex
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: Thanatos78621]
      #5763148 - 03/28/13 08:45 PM

As it relates to storing an 11" CPC Edge in a Stanley case.....
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.


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MikeBOKC
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: Thanatos78621]
      #5763245 - 03/28/13 09:44 PM

I have the feathertouch installed on mine and it fits the Stanlet case ok. You have to be a little careful lowering it into the case to make sure the focuser does not scrape the end, but there is still an inch or two to play with with the FT installed.

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CharlesW
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5763498 - 03/29/13 01:08 AM

Home Depot just came out with their own brand, Husky, work box. It's internally larger than the Stanley box, will comfortably fit a C14, and is $10 cheaper. It is built as well, if not better than the Stanley. In fact, after I wrote this, I went down and bought another one for my mount.

Edited by CharlesW (03/31/13 12:54 AM)


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FXDX
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: CharlesW]
      #5765456 - 03/29/13 06:11 PM

hi folks,

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!)

Holger

ps: we all live underneath the same sky - but not everybody has the same horizon...


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pcctex
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: FXDX]
      #5771443 - 04/01/13 06:42 PM

Just bought a Husky 37" Mobile Job Box; have had the 50 gallon Stanley box for a while. Will do some careful measurements and report back.

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CPC 1100 Edge
18" Obsession Classic
Garrett 100mm binos
Lunt 60HaPT60DS


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pcctex
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: pcctex]
      #5778629 - 04/04/13 09:32 PM

Hat tip to Charles W. My CPC1100 Edge fits much better in the Husky box. Here are the dimensions I promised:

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.


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iam1ru12
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: pcctex]
      #5824118 - 04/26/13 11:00 AM

I picked up the Huskey case from Home Depot for $59.99. I'm now trying to get the foam. I'm post pics when I've sorted it all out.

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iam1ru12
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: iam1ru12]
      #5935261 - 06/22/13 08:12 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

I've been using the Husky Case for several weeks now and I'm quite happy with the purchase. Here are some pics of how I have configured it for my CPC1100.

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.


Edited by iam1ru12 (06/22/13 08:17 PM)


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iam1ru12
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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: iam1ru12]
      #5935269 - 06/22/13 08:18 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

I also had some curved styrofoam from a fire pit I purchased, these help support the OTA in the case:

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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: iam1ru12]
      #5935274 - 06/22/13 08:20 PM Attachment (49 downloads)

Here is scope sitting the case. I make sure both clutches are unlocked:

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Re: Great $60 Case for CPC 1100 new [Re: iam1ru12]
      #5935276 - 06/22/13 08:21 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

My visual back just barely clears, but about 1/8 of an inch (left side of pic). However when I place additional foam blocks (from the scope's original foam) that clearance becomes about 3/8 of an inch:

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