I purchased cases from Scopeguard (I think AP uses them as well).
They are constructed very well and I have been pleased with them.
Scopeguard uses Ethafoam in the cases which is like the foam used to
ship the mount. The Ethafoam works great. I had custom cases built
with custom cutouts for the ethafoam so I would not have to remove
the dovetail when transporting the mount. You will probably need a
case for each axis.
--- In ap-gto@..., "Dean S" <dean@...> wrote:
friends with 900's. My thought was to use the polyethylene foam that
they shipped with but only use 1 layer of it to save space. I will
not be shipping with it but just moving it in and out of my truck for
the occasional star party so it will not have rough handling
cases but it seems very mushy/ soft and would compress a great deal
with the weight of the mount and I fear offer little support unless I
use several inches. The foam that it came with is just the opposite,
very firm but if AP ships with it, it must be good.
lid and had thought of making it so that the interior where the mount
sits is exactly the same size as it shipped, but the box ID size
using 1 less piece of the shipping foam. The Dec assembly is not
that large so original size is not a big deal, but it would be nice
to reduce the size for the RA assembly mainly.