Mach1GTO Travel Cases


observe_m13
 

Hi,

Check out Pelican's web page at:

http://pelican.ca/cases_detail_specs.php?Case=1560

The list it at 20 pounds (9kg) with foam.

Rick


--- In ap-gto@..., "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...> wrote:

--- In ap-gto@..., "Rick K" <JunkMailGoesHere@> wrote:

Yes and no. First off, the case does not weigh 42 pounds. Maybe 20
Please see
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260191218062 ...
I wonder if he accidentally reversed the digits.

pounds but it could be less. Last time I flew with the Mach1, the case
weighted in at 55 pounds. I took out the counterweight shaft, the
Dove15 plate and the keypad and placed them into my clothing luggage
bag. The 1560 weighed just under 49 pounds and everyone was happy.
Okay, this is good to know since I am looking to go to Russia next
summer with my Mach1GTO and Tak FSQ for the eclipse.

Check the files section for the pictures I put up almost a year ago (
Mach1GTO Pelican 1560 case ).
Will do.

Thanks!

Anthony.


Rick.


--- In ap-gto@..., "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@> wrote:

Larry et al,

The Pelican 1560 case weighs 42 lbs without the foam. I was
wondering
if the total weight (with foam and Mach1GTO) would exceed the limits
imposed by airlines?


ayiomamitis
 

--- In ap-gto@..., "Rick K" <JunkMailGoesHere@...> wrote:

Yes and no. First off, the case does not weigh 42 pounds. Maybe 20
Please see
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260191218062 ...
I wonder if he accidentally reversed the digits.

pounds but it could be less. Last time I flew with the Mach1, the case
weighted in at 55 pounds. I took out the counterweight shaft, the
Dove15 plate and the keypad and placed them into my clothing luggage
bag. The 1560 weighed just under 49 pounds and everyone was happy.
Okay, this is good to know since I am looking to go to Russia next
summer with my Mach1GTO and Tak FSQ for the eclipse.

Check the files section for the pictures I put up almost a year ago (
Mach1GTO Pelican 1560 case ).
Will do.

Thanks!

Anthony.


Rick.


--- In ap-gto@..., "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@> wrote:

Larry et al,

The Pelican 1560 case weighs 42 lbs without the foam. I was wondering
if the total weight (with foam and Mach1GTO) would exceed the limits
imposed by airlines?


observe_m13
 

--- In ap-gto@..., "Lane Davis" <lane_davis@...> wrote:

I store/carry my Mach1 in a Pelican 1610, which is a really good fit.
There is enough room for the mount, fully assembled, as well as the
declination shaft and the knobs that bind the mount to the tripod.

The trick is to rotate the RA shaft so the saddle is next to the
Altitude adjustment knob on the base of the mount. This is an
unintuitive position for the mount but makes it very compact for
storage.

I used to have a 1560 case and I suspect it would be too small but I
don't know for sure.

Lane
See the files section under Mach1GTO Pelican 1560 case. IIRC the 1440s
file shows the case open with the mount inside fully intact. The
altitude has been adjusted to about 35 or 40 degrees and the RA knobs
have been loosened so that the Dec portion can rotate into the
position shown. Everything fits nicely. The foam is extremely rigid
open cell shipping foam. The Berleback tripod with ADATRI attached,
counterweights and electronic battery charger travel inside in a foam
spaced hard shell golf case. Last year I took a Traveler to Hawaii as
carry-on. This year I am working on taking an AP130, partially
disassembled with me.

Rick.


observe_m13
 

Yes and no. First off, the case does not weigh 42 pounds. Maybe 20
pounds but it could be less. Last time I flew with the Mach1, the case
weighted in at 55 pounds. I took out the counterweight shaft, the
Dove15 plate and the keypad and placed them into my clothing luggage
bag. The 1560 weighed just under 49 pounds and everyone was happy.
Check the files section for the pictures I put up almost a year ago (
Mach1GTO Pelican 1560 case ).

Rick.

--- In ap-gto@..., "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...> wrote:

Larry et al,

The Pelican 1560 case weighs 42 lbs without the foam. I was wondering
if the total weight (with foam and Mach1GTO) would exceed the limits
imposed by airlines?


ayiomamitis
 

Larry et al,

The Pelican 1560 case weighs 42 lbs without the foam. I was wondering
if the total weight (with foam and Mach1GTO) would exceed the limits
imposed by airlines?

Anthony.

--- In ap-gto@..., "Larry Phillips" <llp41astro@...> wrote:

Good info. I wondered how well the Mach1 would fit in a 1560 case
without separating the two halves.

Larry

--- In ap-gto@..., "DJ McCracken" <djmcc@> wrote:

I have added three photos to the files section (Mach1GTO Travel
Cases) that show a solution to transporting my Mach1GTO to
observing
sites and back to the house for storage. I don't need to ship the
mount so that isn't a consideration. I do need to lift everything
into the back of my vehicle. I can lift 50#, but find nowadays
that
75# in a larger case is a bit much, so opted for two cases. Other
considerations were:

1) Everything asociated with the mount (except the power supply)
had
to fit in the two cases.
2) The case for the mount had to hold it ready to go with the
adapter
in the Park 2 position.
3) The main case had to have wheels and be able to roll the two
cases
with one hand.

I saved the foam supplied with the 1560 case and if I ever need to
ship the mount, then I could set it up as shown in the other file,
Mach1GTO - Pelican 1560, which provides more padding, but the mount
must be "folded up".

Best regards,
DJ


Lane Davis
 

I store/carry my Mach1 in a Pelican 1610, which is a really good fit.
There is enough room for the mount, fully assembled, as well as the
declination shaft and the knobs that bind the mount to the tripod.

The trick is to rotate the RA shaft so the saddle is next to the
Altitude adjustment knob on the base of the mount. This is an
unintuitive position for the mount but makes it very compact for
storage.

I used to have a 1560 case and I suspect it would be too small but I
don't know for sure.

Lane


Larry Phillips
 

Good info. I wondered how well the Mach1 would fit in a 1560 case
without separating the two halves.

Larry

--- In ap-gto@..., "DJ McCracken" <djmcc@...> wrote:

I have added three photos to the files section (Mach1GTO Travel
Cases) that show a solution to transporting my Mach1GTO to
observing
sites and back to the house for storage. I don't need to ship the
mount so that isn't a consideration. I do need to lift everything
into the back of my vehicle. I can lift 50#, but find nowadays
that
75# in a larger case is a bit much, so opted for two cases. Other
considerations were:

1) Everything asociated with the mount (except the power supply)
had
to fit in the two cases.
2) The case for the mount had to hold it ready to go with the
adapter
in the Park 2 position.
3) The main case had to have wheels and be able to roll the two
cases
with one hand.

I saved the foam supplied with the 1560 case and if I ever need to
ship the mount, then I could set it up as shown in the other file,
Mach1GTO - Pelican 1560, which provides more padding, but the mount
must be "folded up".

Best regards,
DJ


DJ McCracken <djmcc@...>
 

I have added three photos to the files section (Mach1GTO Travel
Cases) that show a solution to transporting my Mach1GTO to observing
sites and back to the house for storage. I don't need to ship the
mount so that isn't a consideration. I do need to lift everything
into the back of my vehicle. I can lift 50#, but find nowadays that
75# in a larger case is a bit much, so opted for two cases. Other
considerations were:

1) Everything asociated with the mount (except the power supply) had
to fit in the two cases.
2) The case for the mount had to hold it ready to go with the adapter
in the Park 2 position.
3) The main case had to have wheels and be able to roll the two cases
with one hand.

I saved the foam supplied with the 1560 case and if I ever need to
ship the mount, then I could set it up as shown in the other file,
Mach1GTO - Pelican 1560, which provides more padding, but the mount
must be "folded up".

Best regards,
DJ