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Re: Pecican case for g-11 head


Jan 8, 2001

 


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#1935 Jan 8, 2001

Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.) sells

for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I have the

tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8" depth in

the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a Doskocil?



Jim

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#1936 Jan 8, 2001

Hi Jim,

The GM8/G11 case is a bit tight for the G11. It is the XL Doskocil case. You

may want to take a look at the Pelican 1620 case for your G11 head. Thanks.



Ray York

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Anacortes Telescope and Wild Bird

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-----Original Message-----

From: Jim Johnson [mailto:johnson@...]

Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 9:23 AM

To: Losmandy eGroup

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Case for G-11



Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.) sells

for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I have the

tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8" depth in

the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a Doskocil?



Jim

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#1937 Jan 8, 2001

Jim;



Pelican recently came out with a new case (#1720) that I found to be

even better than the 1620. It's large but the dimensions are perfect

for the G11 EQ. It's also not cheap, but considering what you're

protecting, I believe it worth the expense. I removed the Pelican

cubed foam and replaced it with 2" foam I obtained from McMaster &

Carr. The head with encoders fits perfectly, even with my EQ set at

20 degrees. I got mine through OPT in Oceanside CA. FWIW.



Elton



Ray York wrote: >

> Hi Jim,

> The GM8/G11 case is a bit tight for the G11. It is the XL Doskocil case. You

> may want to take a look at the Pelican 1620 case for your G11 head. Thanks.

>

> Ray York

> www.BuyTelescopes.com

> www.AstroMart.com

> Anacortes Telescope and Wild Bird

> (800) 850-2001

> (360) 588-9000

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: Jim Johnson [mailto:johnson@...]

> Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 9:23 AM

> To: Losmandy eGroup

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Case for G-11

>

> Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.) sells

> for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I have the

> tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8" depth in

> the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a Doskocil?

>

> Jim

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#1940 Jan 8, 2001

Jim;



���������� Pelican recently came out with a newcase (#1720) that I found to be

even better than the 1620.�� It's large but the dimensions areperfect

for the G11 EQ.�� It's also not cheap, but considering whatyou're

protecting, I believe it worth the expense.�� I removed thePelican

cubed foam and replaced it with 2" foam I obtained from McMaster&

Carr.�� The head with encoders fits perfectly, even with my EQ setat

20 degrees.�� I got mine through OPT in Oceanside CA.��FWIW.

Elton

Elton, I've got the #1620 and plucked the crap out of it to fit.What was the advantage yougot with the 2" foam and if it's not cubed, how did you formfit it?



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#1942 Jan 8, 2001

For my 6" Mak, I bought an inexpensive case from Wal-Mart (28 x 16 x 12)

with a strap-type handle for $16.00 and lined it with 2" foam from

McMaster & Carr. I got some idea's from Michael Covington's web site:

www.covingtoninnovations.com/astro/sctcase/sctcase.html. I put

the egg crate foam in the lid. The case isn't watertight and it's

probably not as thick as the Doskocil or Pelican, but I only wanted

something to keep it it when I transport it in my car or store it at

home. Form fitting foam is a pain and the foam dulls blades quickly. I

have enough foam left over to line a similar case for my G-11. I think

I'll go that route again instead of spending nearly $200.



Thanks,



Jim



"Elton J. Chambers, Jr." wrote: >

> Jim;

>

> Pelican recently came out with a new case (#1720) that I found to be

> even better than the 1620. It's large but the dimensions are perfect

> for the G11 EQ. It's also not cheap, but considering what you're

> protecting, I believe it worth the expense. I removed the Pelican

> cubed foam and replaced it with 2" foam I obtained from McMaster &

> Carr. The head with encoders fits perfectly, even with my EQ set at

> 20 degrees. I got mine through OPT in Oceanside CA. FWIW.

>

> Elton

>

> Ray York wrote:

> >

> > Hi Jim,

> > The GM8/G11 case is a bit tight for the G11. It is the XL Doskocil case. You

> > may want to take a look at the Pelican 1620 case for your G11 head. Thanks.

> >

> > Ray York

> > www.BuyTelescopes.com

> > www.AstroMart.com

> > Anacortes Telescope and Wild Bird

> > (800) 850-2001

> > (360) 588-9000

> >

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: Jim Johnson [mailto:johnson@...]

> > Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 9:23 AM

> > To: Losmandy eGroup

> > Subject: [Losmandy_users] Case for G-11

> >

> > Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.) sells

> > for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I have the

> > tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8" depth in

> > the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a Doskocil?

> >

> > Jim

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#1944 Jan 8, 2001

Elton,



By any chance do you mean the #1650? It seems that Pelican does not

make a #1720.



Thanks,

Tom



--- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, "Elton J. Chambers, Jr."

cabinets@l...> wrote: > Jim;

>

> .Pelican recently came out with a new case (#1720) that I found

to be > even better than the 1620. It's large but the dimensions are

perfect > for the G11 EQ. It's also not cheap, but considering what you're

> protecting, I believe it worth the expense. I removed the Pelican

> cubed foam and replaced it with 2" foam I obtained from McMaster &

> Carr. The head with encoders fits perfectly, even with my EQ set at

> 20 degrees. I got mine through OPT in Oceanside CA. FWIW.

>

> Elton

>



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#1945 Jan 8, 2001

Tom;



I apologize. I re-checked my invoice and it's a #1610 (don't know

where #1720 came from). However, it's still new and may not be on the

Pelican web site yet; it wasn't the last time I checked. However, I

got mine from OPT, and I see that Adorama carries it for $179.95.

Check it out.



Elton



Tom Morris wrote: >

> Elton,

>

> By any chance do you mean the #1650? It seems that Pelican does not

> make a #1720.

>

> Thanks,

> Tom

>

> --- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, "Elton J. Chambers, Jr."

> cabinets@l...> wrote:

> > Jim;

> >

> > Pelican recently came out with a new case (#1720) that I found

> to be

> > even better than the 1620. It's large but the dimensions are

> perfect

> > for the G11 EQ. It's also not cheap, but considering what you're

> > protecting, I believe it worth the expense. I removed the Pelican

> > cubed foam and replaced it with 2" foam I obtained from McMaster &

> > Carr. The head with encoders fits perfectly, even with my EQ set at

> > 20 degrees. I got mine through OPT in Oceanside CA. FWIW.

> >

> > Elton

> >

>

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#1946 Jan 8, 2001

I obtained a case from a local surplus store, $30 and cut the foam

myself. GM-8 but I'm sure you could find something similar.



www.intint.com/astro/misc/gm8case.html



-Brian





--- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, Jim Johnson johnson@i...> wrote:

> Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.)

sells

> for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I have

the

> tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8" depth

in

> the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a

Doskocil?

>

> Jim

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#1965 Jan 10, 2001

--- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, Jim Johnson johnson@i...> wrote: > Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.)

sells > for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I

have the > tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8" depth

in > the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a

Doskocil?

I agree with the other responders. It is tight, the case does

close with sufficient force (weight) on it. In one sence it is

efficient in space because there is little to spare. I've decided to

build one out of 3/4" lumber core plywood along the lines of a

microscope case when I have the time. For now it works. I will then

have a spare case, does any one know where I can find replacement

foam.



>

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#1967 Jan 10, 2001

I used Unifoam Polyurethene foam from McMaster-Carr

(www.mcmaster.com/). Its strong enough to support the weight of

the G-11 without caving in. It comes in 1 - 3" thickness and up to 24 x

48". They give great service. I bought a plastic case from Wal-Mart

and am in the process of lining it with foam.



Jim



havriliak@... wrote: > I will then have a spare case, does any one know where I can find replacement foam.





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#1975 Jan 10, 2001

havriliak@... wrote:

> --- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, Jim Johnson johnson@i...> wrote:

> > Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.)

> sells

> > for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I

> have the

> > tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8" depth

> in

> > the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a

> Doskocil?

> I agree with the other responders. It is tight, the case does

> close with sufficient force (weight) on it.



Beware. I crammed mine closed and tweaked one of the motor RJ-

connectors to the point I had to spend about an hour re-aligning all the

pins. After this, I cut areas out of the foam in the lid above the motor

assy's, and every time I stuff the head in the case I make sure the

whole thing is flat, properly in and does not take much force to close

the case. The foam inserts get more and more crunched every

time--eventually I will need to work out something simpler which will

safely immobilize the head in the case without making the pack-up

procedure so difficult. I like the case otherwise, and would prefer to

make it work better than to use and/or design something else.

> In one sence it is

> efficient in space because there is little to spare. I've decided to

> build one out of 3/4" lumber core plywood along the lines of a

> microscope case when I have the time. For now it works. I will then

> have a spare case, does any one know where I can find replacement

> foam.

>



Sounds good, but is this gonna weigh a lot more? The case I got is a

Doskocil Seal-Tite and a replacement part order form came with it.

Replacement foam, O-Rings, etc can be ordered from Doskocil

Manufacturing Co, Inc PO Box 1246 Arlington, TX 76004-1246. I'm sure

they have a phone #.



-Mike



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#1979 Jan 10, 2001

Jim Johnson wrote:

> I used Unifoam Polyurethene foam from McMaster-Carr

> (www.mcmaster.com/). Its strong enough to support the weight of

> the G-11 without caving in. It comes in 1 - 3" thickness and up to 24 x

> 48". They give great service. I bought a plastic case from Wal-Mart

> and am in the process of lining it with foam.



Hmm. This could be a good replacement material for the Doskocil case. You don't need all

that interior stuff, only enough material to suspend the G-11 head so it doesn't flop

around inside.

-Mike



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#1981 Jan 11, 2001

--- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, "Michael D. Turner" mike@l...>

wrote: > havriliak@a... wrote:

>

> > --- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, Jim Johnson johnson@i...>

wrote: > > > Is anyone using the case that Losmandy (Anacortes, Pocono, etc.)

> > sells

> > > for their G-11? It appears that the case has a depth of 8". I

> > have the

> > > tripod head knobs on my G-11 and I'm wondering whether the 8"

depth > > in

> > > the case is enough? Am I right in assuming that the case is a

> > Doskocil?

> > I agree with the other responders. It is tight, the case

does > > close with sufficient force (weight) on it.

>

> Beware. I crammed mine closed and tweaked one of the motor RJ-

> connectors to the point I had to spend about an hour re-aligning

all the > pins. After this, I cut areas out of the foam in the lid above the

motor > assy's, and every time I stuff the head in the case I make sure the

> whole thing is flat, properly in and does not take much force to

close > the case. The foam inserts get more and more crunched every

> time--eventually I will need to work out something simpler which

Fortunately for me I was removing the cables. My plan was to

have 4 sides out of 3/4" lumbercore and two sides i.e. front and

back, out of 1/4" for rigidity. It may be heavy, but it should be

simple to make and be effective.













will > safely immobilize the head in the case without making the pack-up

> procedure so difficult. I like the case otherwise, and would prefer

to > make it work better than to use and/or design something else.

>

> > In one sence it is

> > efficient in space because there is little to spare. I've

decided to > > build one out of 3/4" lumber core plywood along the lines of a

> > microscope case when I have the time. For now it works. I will

then > > have a spare case, does any one know where I can find replacement

> > foam.

> >

>

> Sounds good, but is this gonna weigh a lot more? The case I got is a

> Doskocil Seal-Tite and a replacement part order form came with it.

> Replacement foam, O-Rings, etc can be ordered from Doskocil

> Manufacturing Co, Inc PO Box 1246 Arlington, TX 76004-1246. I'm sure

> they have a phone #.

>

> -Mike



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#1988 Jan 11, 2001

I use one of the large Ducosil cases sold for the Celestron c8's that

come with diced foam. I can place the G11 head in the case, the

counterweight, all of the cables, controller and hardware, as well as

mt ST-4 autoguider electronics and head.

The downside is that it is heavy but it has wheels so it is not too

bad.

For the tripod, I made a case using a rubbermade container, foam and

black velvet sticky paper. The pieces go in layers.

The whole thing plus my AP 5" scope, guidescope and 2 suitcases of

camera and eyepieces plus a table and chair (and some beer) fit in my

Acura Integra with a passenger.



If there is any interest I can post some pictures on my web site if

the cases I use.







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#1991 Jan 11, 2001

I'd like to see a picture of your tripod case. My current solution

(from someone in an earlier post) is to put each of the legs into the

legs cut from sweat pants. They will then go into a padded telescope

case (XT6/XT8 Dob) I ordered from Orion. I'm still looking for a place

for the tripod head.



Jim



tom_b@... wrote: >

> I use one of the large Ducosil cases sold for the Celestron c8's that

> come with diced foam. I can place the G11 head in the case, the

> counterweight, all of the cables, controller and hardware, as well as

> mt ST-4 autoguider electronics and head.

> The downside is that it is heavy but it has wheels so it is not too

> bad.

> For the tripod, I made a case using a rubbermade container, foam and

> black velvet sticky paper. The pieces go in layers.

> The whole thing plus my AP 5" scope, guidescope and 2 suitcases of

> camera and eyepieces plus a table and chair (and some beer) fit in my

> Acura Integra with a passenger.

>

> If there is any interest I can post some pictures on my web site if

> the cases I use.

>

>

>

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#4704 Jun 25, 2001

Thanks to all who answered my questions about modifications and the hand control. I still hope someone will add to the info on mods (summary of the basic / most needed ones, with some guidelines about how to do them or where to go to find out how to do these things w/o doing something terrible to the mount, making it worse than before...). My next request is for info from anyone who successfully�� figured out how to transport the G-11 head. I have a Pelican case for it which I got as part of a package deal, but this case has that terrible, useless die-cut foam. It was already roughly, and I do mean roughly, plucked out to 'fit' (?) the G-11 head = accy's. There has to be a better way. Do I need to cut out felt-covered plywood spacer boards and glue / screw to a baseboard to fit inside the case? Any better ideas?I still use the cardboard shipping box for the tripod head, and this works fine, it's just not too pretty.I'm still working on a way to carry around the tripod legs. I saw some recent discussion on it. I want to keep the legs relatively scratch-free, so I'm trying to find some soft, lightweight bags to hold each leg and then put all three of them into a larger bag. So far I just wrap each leg in bubble wrap and then throw them into a large army duffel bag. Any better ideas? Maybe large cardboard shipping tubes with end caps?Thanks,

--Jason Adamik



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#4705 Jun 25, 2001

My next request is for info from anyone who successfully figured out how to transport the G-11 head. I have a Pelican case for it which I got as part of a package deal, but this case has that terrible, useless die-cut foam. It was already roughly, and I do mean roughly, plucked out to 'fit' (?) the G-11 head = accy's. There has to be a better way. Do I need to cut out felt-covered plywood spacer boards and glue / screw to a baseboard to fit inside the case? Any better ideas?



If you pluck the foam right from the beginning it should work fine. Mine is more or less form fitted

to the EQ head and has slots to hold the counterweight shaft, tripod knobs, polar scope, additional

clutch knobs, and hand paddle all very well. You can buy new replacement foam for those cases.

The pluck method takes some doing, but once done does work well with the high-density foam.





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#4707 Jun 25, 2001

On 6/25/01 7:35 AM Adamik, Jason wrote:

> Do I need to cut out

> felt-covered plywood spacer boards and glue / screw to a baseboard to fit

> inside the case? Any better ideas?



I haven't tried this, but it might be worth looking into. Some shipping

companies have a method of easily making form fitting expanding foam

inserts. I believe that Mailboxes Etc. has this ability. You could ask them

to make inserts for your Pelican case. You might want to cover the foam with

felt for durability.



Astro Accessories by Robin Casady

Stainless Steel Weights for G-11, GM-8, and MI-250

www.CarmelCoast.com/Astro/sales.html



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#4708 Jun 25, 2001

--- > Thanks,

> --Jason Adamik



Jason,



I built a rack to hold the legs. I got a 3 1/8 inch hole saw to make

the racks (drilled into boards and ripped boards into halfs). Lined

the holes with stick on felt. Makes a nice package that stands

vertical.



I made a wood box for my head. Check out the files I posted some

pictures.



Regards,



Gary



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#4710 Jun 25, 2001

Hi Jason, One possibility for the 3 Legs would be to have a small local Upholstery Shop make you 3 Slip cases out of Naugahyde, with a Velcro'd flap at one end. Naturally, they could be made to any length you desire, so you wouldn't have to constantly raise, and lower the legs every time you use them/assemble the mount.



One way to possibly keep the cost down, is by letting them use some 'God Aweful" Color, that they don't have much use for in their shop. (Green/Orange/Yellow/etc) Even a carrying handle could be incorporated/ sewed-in with a nylon Strap if need be.



I did a set of 3 for my best friend some time back. They do the job well, but surely will not protect like a hard case if they are dropped onto a hard surface. Custom made hard cases would probably cost more than the legs themselves! Mark







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#4713 Jun 25, 2001

> I'm still working on a way to carry around the tripod legs. I saw some

> recent discussion on it. I want to keep the legs relatively scratch-free, so

> I'm trying to find some soft, lightweight bags to hold each leg and then put

> all three of them into a larger bag. So far I just wrap each leg in bubble

> wrap and then throw them into a large army duffel bag. Any better ideas?

> Maybe large cardboard shipping tubes with end caps?



If you're mostly worry about carrying the legs around, rather than

being able to ship them, then there is a simple and cheap solution

which I use. I've got a duffel bag which is long enough to hold

the tripod legs while they're collapsed. Next, go buy some cheap

(or perhaps recycle some existing) sweat pants. Insert each tripod

leg into the each leg of the sweat pants. You can use the extra leg

on the second pair to hold the counterweight shaft.



Yes, it is crude, but effective in keeping the legs from scratching

each other as you're carrying them around. If you're strong, you

can also put a counterweight in there, too, but now the duffel

bag is getting a bit heavy to carry..



louie



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#4714 Jun 25, 2001

I'm looking into transporting my stuff too..here's what I've decided to do

about the legs. I'm in the music biz so I'll get a nicer cordura nylon

keyboard case and foam cut to fill the inside dimensions of the case, then

I'll cut out the inserts for the legs..shouldn't cost more than 60.00 or

70.00 dollars maybe less, I've got a buddy in the foam biz and he'll help me

out.

CS

Jay



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#4722 Jun 26, 2001

Hi Jason,



You can check out what I did for the legs and pillar here:



astrophotonut.tripod.com/g11cases.htm



It packs in the trunk of my Acura Integra no problem.



Good luck







--- In Losmandy_users@y..., "Adamik, Jason" adamik@t...> wrote:

> Thanks to all who answered my questions about modifications and the

hand

> control. I still hope someone will add to the info on mods (summary

of the

> basic / most needed ones, with some guidelines about how to do them

or where

> to go to find out how to do these things w/o doing something

terrible to the

> mount, making it worse than before...).

>

> My next request is for info from anyone who successfully figured

out how to

> transport the G-11 head. I have a Pelican case for it which I got

as part of

> a package deal, but this case has that terrible, useless die-cut

foam. It

> was already roughly, and I do mean roughly, plucked out to 'fit'

(?) the

> G-11 head = accy's. There has to be a better way. Do I need to cut

out

> felt-covered plywood spacer boards and glue / screw to a baseboard

to fit

> inside the case? Any better ideas?

>

> I still use the cardboard shipping box for the tripod head, and

this works

> fine, it's just not too pretty.

>

> I'm still working on a way to carry around the tripod legs. I saw

some

> recent discussion on it. I want to keep the legs relatively scratch-

free, so

> I'm trying to find some soft, lightweight bags to hold each leg and

then put

> all three of them into a larger bag. So far I just wrap each leg in

bubble

> wrap and then throw them into a large army duffel bag. Any better

ideas?

> Maybe large cardboard shipping tubes with end caps?

>

> Thanks,

> --Jason Adamik



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#22569 Sep 25, 2004

Are there any recommendations out there for a travel case for the G-

11 head? The foam packing and cardboard box just isn't going to do!



rogaunt



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#22570 Sep 25, 2004

Rogaunt,



I use a Pelican 1620 for mine:

www.digitalastro.com/Pelican.html



Forrest Egan

fegan@...

www.digitalastro.com





-----Original Message-----

From: rogauntt [mailto:rogauntt@...]

Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 10:09 AM

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Travel Case for G-11 Head?





Are there any recommendations out there for a travel case for the G-

11 head? The foam packing and cardboard box just isn't going to do!



rogaunt



----------------------------

#22571 Sep 25, 2004

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "rogauntt" rogauntt@c...>

wrote: > Are there any recommendations out there for a travel case for the G-

> 11 head? The foam packing and cardboard box just isn't going to do!

>

> rogaunt



I transport my G11 head, along with counterweight shaft, polar scope,

drive control and all wiring in a Pelican 1600. Weight is about

55lbs. If you have Gemini, you'll need the 1610.



After a couple of years use, the die-cut foam will be coming apart. I

replaced it with a solid, stiff foam, which I custom cut with a

serrated knife. It will last far longer and is less costly than

Pelican replacement foam. I don't remember who the supplier was, but,

I'm sure there are many out there.



Some Pelican dealers sell cases without foam.



Good luck.





David Neal Minnick

Lake Elsinore, CA



"The meek shall inherit the gulag."







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#43178 Jun 17, 2009

Can the group suggest a pelican case that is suitable for transporting a g-11 head or any other solution?

Thanks in advance,

Greg Elton



----------------------------

#43179 Jun 17, 2009

try the 1620 or 1640 sizes.

Bert



Greg wrote: >

>

> Can the group suggest a pelican case that is suitable for transporting

> a g-11 head or any other solution?

> Thanks in advance,

> Greg Elton

>

>



----------------------------

#43180 Jun 17, 2009

I got the 0370 which is a 24" cube to fit the head and all the accessories and other pieces on top within their own separate boxes.

(Argo Navis, Dew Buster, Hand controller, 12v adapters etc...)



I like the Pelican cases - you can put all your gear in and know its protected from the weather.



The case is heavy so consider the total case and mount head weight when selecting.



Cheers,



Roger



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, Bert Seltzer bert.seltzer@...> wrote:

>

> try the 1620 or 1640 sizes.

> Bert

>

> Greg wrote:

> >

> >

> > Can the group suggest a pelican case that is suitable for transporting

> > a g-11 head or any other solution?

> > Thanks in advance,

> > Greg Elton

> >

> >

>



----------------------------

#43186 Jun 18, 2009

Hi Greg,



I've successfully used a Peli 1620 case for a few years now with my G11. It holds the complete head, counter weight shaft and three mount-to-tripod knobs. I wouldn't put anything else in with it, the standard foam insert would get compressed too much with any more weight. For the same reason I don't leave the head in the case any longer than necessary. If you could source a higher-density, more rigid foam you wouldn't have to worry about this, and could put more bits in. That really only means the Gemini unit, hand controller and cables, trying to put a counterweight in would just make it too heavy for practical use.



I used a 2"-thick rigid foam (used to back shooting range targets} in a previous case, it was perfect but I didn't have enough for the Peli.



The wheel and handle set-up on the Peli is pretty much essential whatever system you settle on.



Good luck,



Danny



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Greg" gelton@...> wrote:

>

> Can the group suggest a pelican case that is suitable for transporting a g-11 head or any other solution?

> Thanks in advance,

> Greg Elton

>



----------------------------

#43188 Jun 18, 2009

It depends on what you're trying to do. For vehicle travel I wrap my stuff with moving blankets (various kinds) and bunjee cords. If you have a big van or SUV then I suppose you're OK with suitcase-like solutions at considerably greater expense.



There are "thin" and thicker moving blankets. The G11 head is pretty durable so I use a thin blanket. One advantage is that I can use oddly shaped spaces to pack. Everything must fit into my corolla.



regards

Greg N



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Greg" gelton@...> wrote:

>

> Can the group suggest a pelican case that is suitable for transporting a g-11 head or any other solution?

> Thanks in advance,

> Greg Elton

>



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