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Old 12-30-2002, 05:49 PM   #1
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Where to get Hard Cases for transmitters?

Any of you guys know where to get those hard cases ( preferably with protective foams inside ) for our transmitter radios?
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Old 12-30-2002, 07:05 PM   #2
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Home depot carries some good ones for cheap. alumunium case with foam inside for 23.00
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Thats just what I use!! I get both my JR-R1 and Kelsey's M-8 in there, with room to spare!
23.00 sounds about right,
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Heheheheheh....I was just looking for one last week!! LOL

I found one at a local Hunting & Fishing outdoors place or a gun shop. Being from Texas there are alot of those places. Tower Hobbies has some nice aluminum transmitter cases for a nice price too ($39). I have a plastic gun case w/ foam for my 3PK that I found for $13.95!!
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Old 12-30-2002, 09:23 PM   #5
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Old 12-30-2002, 09:31 PM   #6
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Heheheheheh....I was just looking for one last week!! LOL

I found one at a local Hunting & Fishing outdoors place or a gun shop. Being from Texas there are alot of those places. Tower Hobbies has some nice aluminum transmitter cases for a nice price too ($39). I have a plastic gun case w/ foam for my 3PK that I found for $13.95!!
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:00 PM   #7
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yes a case is a good idea, you would not believe how much your radio gets vibrated and banged around when its being transported.

real experience, I was traveling to a model boat racing nationals and it was an 8 1/2 hour drive. I took 8 boats with me. by the time I got there 7 of 8 radios and recievers were out of tune so bad they were unusable for the event. I had to swap one radio into every boat during the event and between heats. it really sucked.

Today however they are making the radios more robust so its not as much of an issue.
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....still would like to keep that " brand new" look especially for an expensive radio transmitter.

Punisher:
Tower Hobbies doesn't have it in their website anymore. thanks.

smitty & motorman:
......will go to Home Depot tomorrow.....thanks guys!!!!
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:49 PM   #9
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May I suggest Tambok that you look at one that has the foam inside cut into little squares. That way you can pull out pieces to form to the shape of your radio without having to cut the foam.

I have the one Punisher has and you have to cut the foam if you want to form fit the radio.
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Check into places that sell high dollar two way radios, CB radios, and other equipment.

I know my dad has a couple really nice cases for the racing radios. Two of which have the foam blocks that were mentioned earlier. Just pick out the ones you need to remove to fit the radio. Bada-bing... and you have your case.

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tower's got a half dozen of hard cases for txs:
cheap tower plastic case: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJC66&P=7

cheap hobbico plastic case:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUU48&P=7

nice hobbico metal case:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL375&P=7

nice futaba silver case:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVG11&P=7

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Looks like I'm off to the Gun shop on friday.... I might pick up 2.. one for my controler, and one for my spare engines and pipes
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Looks like I'm off to the Gun shop on friday.... I might pick up 2.. one for my controler, and one for my spare engines and pipes
Pick up one for me... Too !!
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hmmmm. can't find it at Home Depot....I will check out the other branches...........are these supposed to be in the TOOLS section? or the STORAGE section?
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Tambok - I have almost the same case, except that mine has a hunting scene on the front. . . I keep my Orion transponder, an extra set of batteries (in a little plastic box) and all my crystals. . .it's perfect for all that!

I know that Cen made a box that was REALLY nice (about the only nice thing they make/sell) - you had to pull the antenna, but that's not a big deal usually. Ask your LHS. They are aluminum and I KNOW that they are durable. . .I ran mine over with a loaded double jet ski trailer. . . (nobody told me that they had left it there. . .) and NO damage to the radio.
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