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Tomtom3928/10/2015 17:28:53
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I travel a great deal and find that my T/X case (aluminium) just isn't strong enough for the way airport baggage handlers treat them.(even when packed into my suitcase!)

I checked today with a company that makes bespoke cases and they have indicated a figure of between £400 and £500 - for one of these with the foam inserts custom cut

.http://www.gardplasticases.com/products/storm-cases/storm-case-range/im-2400-3

Has anyone else on the site looked at anything similar and does the price seem right?

Edited By Tomtom39 on 28/10/2015 17:29:29

David Ovenden28/10/2015 17:38:47
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Hi

Seen these on Ebay at around £65 plus import so £400 sounds expensive.

Check out ebay item
361347144668

Edited By David Ovenden on 28/10/2015 17:41:28

Tomtom3928/10/2015 17:42:16
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David,

Perfect . I have sent them an email to see if they could make me one up to suit my t/x.

Many thanks - much appreciated

flight128/10/2015 18:25:30
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don't you just need a heavy duty hard case and cut the foam your self, available all over and diiferent styles see

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as my aluminuim flight case hase fallen apart (they are all no good) i was hopeing to get one for christmasssmiley

Martin Harris28/10/2015 18:29:30
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I think the average aluminium flight case is sailing very close to the wind as far as the Sale of Goods Act is concerned. Although they have metal frames, the "aluminium" panels are actually aluminium foil faced hardboard...

..28/10/2015 18:31:02
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Can you not just put it in a soft case & carry in your hand luggage?

GONZO28/10/2015 19:04:01
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AFAIK electrical goods(radios, hairdriers, etc) should be carried in hand luggage, not hold luggage, on flights to avoid being mistaken for a bomb(leads, wires, cct boards etc) if X-rayed. I would guess that you got away with it as it was in a metal case.

Frank Skilbeck28/10/2015 19:06:31
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What about adapting a hard plastic DSLR case http://www.wexphotographic.com/hard-cases/b3021

KingKade28/10/2015 22:34:09
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Posted by Tomtom39 on 28/10/2015 17:42:16:

David,

Perfect . I have sent them an email to see if they could make me one up to suit my t/x.

Many thanks - much appreciated

If ordered, let me know final shipping rate! I may get one aswell. And any import taxes!

Cheers!

K

TheFlyingCrust29/10/2015 00:34:40
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I use one of these but Maplin do heavier duty ones but may be too bulky. I don't know if the one I have will stand up to the treatment you're experiencing but they do have them in store. They maybe worth a visit.

Ian

cymaz29/10/2015 06:54:34
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Any good??

Essjay29/10/2015 07:51:18
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A really good selection here

**LINK**

Glenn Philbrick29/10/2015 07:53:55
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I have used a peli 1450 for years, these are used by BBC camera crews and really are very good. You can also get replacement inserts when they become worn

Glenn

Phil 929/10/2015 09:11:38
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Posted by flight1 on 28/10/2015 18:25:30:

don't you just need a heavy duty hard case and cut the foam your self, available all over and diiferent styles see

**LINK**

as my aluminuim flight case hase fallen apart (they are all no good) i was hopeing to get one for christmasssmiley

that looks like a good bet. the military now use genuine pelican cases for a lot of kit. they come with pick n pluck foam but will be more expensive but buy one and it will last a life time. if you travel a lot it will be worth it in the long run

Tomtom3929/10/2015 10:53:35
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My previous one was a heavy duty one from Maplins which didn't stand up to being thrown about at the airport.

Gonzo you are quite right , however on my recent trip from France I was asked to put it with my luggage , that ended up in the hold (and pretty damaged - Insurers paid up on it) I don't take any batteries with me as I have sourced some locally prior to my arrival to my destination.

Glenn , the Peli is my first choice (I'm waiting for the American co that David suggested to respond)

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR RESPONSES

Lone_Wolf29/10/2015 11:26:17
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I bought one of the Go-pro cases for my JR XG11 and I also have a Peli case for my camera kit. The Go-pro case is of comparable quality to the Peli in my opinion.

Go-pro will ship to the UK as they did for me. Carriage is a bit pricey though.

Tomtom3929/10/2015 11:28:15
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I'll have a look at that too .

Bob Burton29/10/2015 11:46:56
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Posted by TheFlyingCrust on 29/10/2015 00:34:40:

I use one of these but Maplin do heavier duty ones but may be too bulky. I don't know if the one I have will stand up to the treatment you're experiencing but they do have them in store. They maybe worth a visit.

Ian

I realise that they are only there as an example but the contents of the heavy duty case, namely an SLR camera, clamp ammeter, sound meter and mains voltage detector make for an interesting combination of items !

flight129/10/2015 11:51:42
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the link i gave for a seller on ebay is for a uk company see thier site direct huge selection and custom tooyes

trifibre

Tomtom3930/10/2015 10:54:06
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Hello Flight1. I spoke the co yesterday and have just sent them details for them to custom cut the foam . They were were very helpful. For the record the pluck/DIY ones are fine for a short period but tend to degrade over time (in my case a couple of months) I have gone for a slightly denser foam not dissimilar to the Blue foam that we use for our builds (in this case - pardon the pun - its black)

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