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#1 Andre Trudel

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

My sled is a pro 2 with Rig engineering’s Battery hanger. The rig measures 29” with the post fully collapsed. My only pelican option seems to be a Pelican 1690 with an interior length measurement of 30.01”. Do you think half an inch on each side of the sled is enough protection?

 

Does anyone else have this set up? What would you get? What about travel issues.

 

Thanks.


Edited by Andre Trudel, 11 March 2014 - 03:08 PM.

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#2 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:13 PM

many people have gone really big and gotten the Pelican 1730 case.  Gives you several inches all around.  Big ass case though.


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#3 Andre Trudel

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

Jamie,

 

The Peli 1730 is just way too big. I may just go with the 1690 until I have to fly with the rig. 


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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:08 PM

just take the battery hanger off , takes 10 seconds, when you fly and use a soft case for your daily use...

 

http://www.fikenca.c...di-cam&Itemid=5

 

they made a custom case for me....


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#5 James Puli

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

My sleds have always travelled in custom made and foamed out cases.

I much preferred them as I was never happy with the way my sled fitted in a Pelican style case. 

In the case is the sled, monitor, hill docking bracket and an area for some cables and dovetail plates. 

 

Probably a bit more expensive, but happy to pay the price to have it perfect for how I work!


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#6 Andre Perron

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

Your case doesn't need to be that deep; take a look at the Pelican 1700:

 

http://www.pelican.c...l.php?Case=1700


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#7 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

Go to Anvil or Thermodine they both have cases that can accommodate perfectly

Or customize
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#8 Andre Trudel

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

Thanks guys.


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#9 thomas-english

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:35 AM

I agree with everything said in the above thread but I also think that half an inch is enough protection. It is tight but I think it is enough. 


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