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Old Apr 04, 2014, 01:28 PM
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Transport case/box

anyone who remembers a post with some homemade transport cases with yellow and red composite glider in it? Believe they were made out of plywood.
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Old Apr 04, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Is it this one?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...e#post27973292

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Old Apr 04, 2014, 02:14 PM
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No,not quite,but it helps a lot.I'm about to make my own. Wanted to see the layout in the case.I think the one I saw earlier were made for a nan shadow or something.
Thank you very much anyway.
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Old Apr 04, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Case

I think you are referring to a yellow Supra for sale that came with it's own wood case. Looked really good. You might try the "for sale section" and lookup used Supras. Good Luck .
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Old Apr 04, 2014, 03:07 PM
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I'm sure it wasn't a supra,I've tried to search for it a long time but can't find the post. But I think it was very close to the one listed before.But the fixing of the center and tips were a little different,and think it was foam of some sort inside.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 10:45 PM
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It's not plywood, but here is one I built:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=ship+box

I don't use it any more, so I plan to list it for sale.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 12:59 AM
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I think you might be thinking of the "Rashguard" thread? It is a plywood box for F3X models.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2138600

EDIT - I just saw the other link which is the same that I posted. A different box that is currently for sale is presented by an RCG member here named "Kin." The case is only $158 US. Shipping from HK seems to be about the same price as the case itself. Even with shipping it seems like a very good deal
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 11:44 PM
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Some thoughts along the way....
I quickly changed my mind about using plywood when I saw the ones made of corflute. They were so easy to make and light.I contacted a coreflute dealer here, and he only delievers transparent coreflute, and the pieces were 2x6 meters.Price is approx $315 a piece,so I guess I'm back to the plywood idea again.
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Old Apr 25, 2014, 12:07 AM
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transportation box

Metal vs wood vs coroplast.

If travelling overseas...

Wooden box
The custom of some countries require quarantine/pests control for wooden boxes so you may need to have fumigation procedures for the sealed boxes with the model planes packed in it before shipping , lots of admin work before you fly for competition. Wood is xray permeable that you pass the custom quickly.

Metal box: durable , resuable. But very likely to attract the custom curiorsity to open it whether you ship the box or hand carrying it on the passenger planes. So a TSA friendly locking system is preferred.

Plastic/ coroplast box . Good material but need to build strong and rigid. The Japanese F3K team used such with great success.
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Old Apr 26, 2014, 12:37 AM
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I built a case for a yellow and black Supra Pro Comp. It was a prototype for what I'm now building for folks called "Rashguard". See the thread elsewhere here.

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Old Apr 30, 2014, 12:02 PM
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I'm 100% sure it was not a supra in the case I saw. The case was quite similar,but the tips was fixed with short clamps,not stretching over the hole tip.
Too bad I cant find it or I 'll show you.I had the pictures on my pc, but got lost because of a faulty harddrive
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IF you are making cases for car transport then the rashguard is the best solution - Brian will make you a proper hard case.

The product sheeting the JPN team used for an airline capable case was poly carbonate sheeting (hurricane protection) I have some of that myself. ITs much more expensive than 3/8 sign board which I used for my case for Turkey and South Africa -

You can get Coroplast sign board for about $100 for two sheets and if you build it with enough extrusions and a center flute you will be able to stand on it when its done. Also the box full of 5 planes will still be under 50 lbs which is the typical max weight of most airlines before they ding you for "overweight" fees.

I decided to use clear polycarbonate this go around - yes its more expensive but so are the models in it now The case is about 5% of the cost of the models in it.

Also the clear aspect might help security in their search for nefarious materials since they can see everything...

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Metal vs wood vs coroplast.

If travelling overseas...

Wooden box
The custom of some countries require quarantine/pests control for wooden boxes so you may need to have fumigation procedures for the sealed boxes with the model planes packed in it before shipping , lots of admin work before you fly for competition. Wood is xray permeable that you pass the custom quickly.

Metal box: durable , resuable. But very likely to attract the custom curiorsity to open it whether you ship the box or hand carrying it on the passenger planes. So a TSA friendly locking system is preferred.

Plastic/ coroplast box . Good material but need to build strong and rigid. The Japanese F3K team used such with great success.
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