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#1 wrvond

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 03:45 PM

Has anybody successfully fit all eight Ethos in an Apache 4800 case? Please show your layout.



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Posted 25 January 2021 - 04:39 PM

Eight lb+ Apache 4800 itself plus ~10lb+ eight Ethoi = ~18lb total weight... wow, nice workout before observing sumo.gif grin.gif



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Posted 25 January 2021 - 04:51 PM

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This is a 4800. I know it's not a set of Ethos.  I imagine they would require much more space than I did.  I wish I had another picture that showed before I laid it out in this manner.  I had them "standing in the case" and the 6/8 Delos and 31 Nagler barely had a half inch of foam top and bottom in that configuration.
 
Have you tried a layout in MyCaseBuilder.com?  It's a cool way to lay it out and all it costs is your time.  It's helpful.

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 05:07 PM

Only have an E13 and stood it upright, the same as the rest of the EPs.   On that EP, it leaves a bit over 1/2" on top and bottom, so pretty snug, but leaves room for other stuff.    

 

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 05:46 PM

 

 
 
This is a 4800. I know it's not a set of Ethos.  I imagine they would require much more space than I did.  I wish I had another picture that showed before I laid it out in this manner.  I had them "standing in the case" and the 6/8 Delos and 31 Nagler barely had a half inch of foam top and bottom in that configuration.
 
Have you tried a layout in MyCaseBuilder.com?  It's a cool way to lay it out and all it costs is your time.  It's helpful.

 

Yes, I did a layout on mycasebuilder.com. It's very, very close. 

I was hoping to see that someone else had successfully taken the plunge. :D



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Posted 25 January 2021 - 10:11 PM

Yes, I did a layout on mycasebuilder.com. It's very, very close. 

I was hoping to see that someone else had successfully taken the plunge. laugh.gif

I understand and I felt like my longer body EPs were protected fine sitting there in the case, upright, but I couldn't find peace of mind regarding transport or God forbid dropping the case, with only a half inch of condensed pluck foam on each end. I just had to lay them all down. The 5800 is quite a bit bigger and it was considered, but if I'd bought the 5800 I'd have to fill it up with more eyepieces!  I swore I would wear out these first!


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 01:39 PM

I ended up getting a Pelican 1600 case.

I wanted to carry all 8 Ethos, the Paracorr, and all my filters in one case.

Around 30 lbs, I think, but it easily had room for that.

https://www.cloudyni...ases/?p=7118385

There was enough room for an alignment eyepiece, and collimation tools, and SQMs in the case, too.

The case has been re-foamed now and has even more stuff in it.


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 05:06 PM

I ended up getting a Pelican 1600 case.

I wanted to carry all 8 Ethos, the Paracorr, and all my filters in one case.

Around 30 lbs, I think, but it easily had room for that.

https://www.cloudyni...ases/?p=7118385

There was enough room for an alignment eyepiece, and collimation tools, and SQMs in the case, too.

The case has been re-foamed now and has even more stuff in it.

Don, is there anything around the same size (L X W) but a little less height?

The P1600 is like 7" deep.



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Posted 27 January 2021 - 05:43 PM

I found this:

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00JVA7RNI

It's 18.9 x 16.3 x 6

Compared to a Pelican 1600, which is 21.5 x 16.5 x 8

So the Monoprice case is shallower.  I wouldn't go thinner than 6" or there will be inadequate top and bottom protection around the 21 Ethos or a 31 Nagler if they are stored lying down.


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 05:48 PM

I found this:

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00JVA7RNI

It's 18.9 x 16.3 x 6

Compared to a Pelican 1600, which is 21.5 x 16.5 x 8

So the Monoprice case is shallower.  I wouldn't go thinner than 6" or there will be inadequate top and bottom protection around the 21 Ethos or a 31 Nagler if they are stored lying down.

Almost perfect......except the internal measurements are a little less (under 6").  Still might be ok....



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Posted 27 January 2021 - 07:47 PM

The Pelican Air series is quite a bit lighter than the traditional Pelicans. I have a full set of Ethos in a Pelican Air 1525. The case weighs in under 6lbs. I’m not sure what the total weight is but you could do a quick calculation using the Televue eyepiece specifications table on their website. While it accommodates the full Ethos series, other accessories would need to go in a separate case. Inside dimensions are 20.5 x 11.3 x 6.75. 



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Posted 27 January 2021 - 09:33 PM

Here's a Pelican Air with Kaizen foam for $307.00 at mycasebuilder.com

 

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It's a bit wider than the Pelican 1600 but also shorter. About 63 square inches of surface area smaller than the 1600.


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 09:49 PM

I found this:

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00JVA7RNI

It's 18.9 x 16.3 x 6

Compared to a Pelican 1600, which is 21.5 x 16.5 x 8

So the Monoprice case is shallower.  I wouldn't go thinner than 6" or there will be inadequate top and bottom protection around the 21 Ethos or a 31 Nagler if they are stored lying down.

For less than $83.00 that looks like a pretty good deal!




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