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Old 04-26-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
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Does anyone here have any ideas for using as a hard carrying case with foam guts that can be used for a new computer radio? If not, where is a good place to look for a new case?

Thanks for the tips,

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Old 04-26-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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Although I hate to put a plug in for these big box stores... God I hate them...

Wall Mart and Crapy Tire usualy have cheap alum cases and foam.

I need to go get one too as I managed to leave my case at the flying field Sunday. Oh well at least I put the radio in the car....

A trip to the second hand store or e-bay might turn up a vintage cooler??
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:29 AM   #3
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Canadian tire is where I got mine.


Great cases.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:43 AM   #4
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15 to 20 bucks at Wal-Mart, 50 bucks for a somewhat spiffier one at the LHS
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:50 AM   #5
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Tx/Flight Box


I'm currently looking at a large fishing tackle box at WalMart. I have only seen one that looks good. It has a large top with big drawers below - there is only one that does not have small drawer partitions. I'm hoping that the top will allow a Tx to fit and the bottom drawers to carry all my flying field goodies.

I'm measuring my Tx and will check it out for fit next time I'm there.

You may want to take a look. They run around $29.


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Old 04-26-2005, 11:35 AM   #6
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Hard cases for transmitters

What i did was buy a hard plastic pistol gun case. They are fairly inexpensive and you cut the foam out to handle your transmitter(s). Remember to remove enough foam around the control sticks or you could damage them. Speaking from experience
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:11 PM   #7
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I have the plastic "pistol gun case"..When laid out right they are quite "roomy"
Here's what mine carries.....
1 transmitter....
An Ace Smart Charge c/w nec. cords and adaptors..(in original box)
A Hobbico battery checker c/w various leads (in original box)..
A GloBee tach.(in original box)
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A wide "neckstrap".
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Old 04-26-2005, 05:16 PM   #8
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Hi, have a look at my posting at this link:

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Old 04-26-2005, 06:23 PM   #9
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oilman wrote: "Although I hate to put a plug in for these big box stores... God I hate them... "

Why such a profound adversion to Canadian Tire oilman? I hear a lot of people say things like this about them and I honestly don't understand why! But man, if it wasn't for Canadian Tire, I wouldn't have half the tools I have now! I wait until I see something I need on sale and make my purchase then, like a variable speed table top drill press for $45 and a fully adjustable 10" table saw with carbide blade for $79! Or how about a very nice band saw with three blades for $89 - $50 off reg price? They have some very good sales and I find their products of decent quality! About two months ago they had Job Mate 21 piece drill bits with HD plastic carrying case/index for $5. I purchased 4 of them...lol. Can't resist a good sale!

As soon as the flyers come out on Thursday's dropoff, first thing I do is grab the CT sales flyer and search through the sales on tools.

As for the aluminum cases, I purchased three of them from CT and they are a good product and reasonably priced compared to the LHS for sure! I have one for my 2 radios, one for my cam corder and acessories, and one for my expensive SLR and digital camera equipment. They do a good job for me, are reasonably priced, and no hastle return policy! Thats pretty hard to beat anywhere! God, I love them!
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:40 PM   #10
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Your post brightened up my day.

But obviously your getting some sort of kickback.

Or maybe you work there.


I don't understand people who think there cheap junk is a good deal.

But its your money.

And I'll admit I've got burned buying the expensive brands elswhere once or twice.

Anyway how bad could a cheap alum carry case be??
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