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Old Aug 03, 2008, 05:34 PM
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Mod the BOX!!

The Vapor is very well designed. There is little or no modification to improve the plane. So I started looking at the box.

Instead of a slide out tray how about a flip top box?

Note the extra feature of the rim of the cover and 45 degree cut to the hinge. They make the new top of the box more stable.

Build suggestion:
Put the tray (empty) in the box and glue all the flaps. Mark a rim around three sides 1" down from the new cover. Draw the 45 degree line to the new hinge. Use a sharp utiltiy knife or box cutter to cut the new cover loose. The cardboard thickness varies as you go around. Watch the depth of the cutter. Avoid cutting into the foam.

I did not but you could consider putting an extra layer of cardboard or something harder so you know when you are through the box.

Thinking outside the box... Mitch
(could not stop myself)
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