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09-19-2013 10:05 PM  5 years agoPost 1
BisonFlyer

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I've been extremely happy with the new 308Duo's from Progressive RC so I figured I'd share some photos of them mounted in my charge case. I picked these chargers in part because their small footprint allowed me to fit two of them in my current charge box (something I couldn't do with the 4010's). I was very pleased to find out that these have mounting holes in the bottom halves of the casing to allow you to screw them to whatever charge deck you are using. This is so much nicer than the velcro strap mount I had to use before. You just have to remove a portion of the rubber covers on the bottom of each to access the mounting holes.

The power and quality of these units have really impressed me, and the 5v/1amp usb charging output is an amazingly useful addition.

I've got some screen protectors to add tonight once I pull the protective shipping film off. The screen is just too nice to leave unprotected, haha.

It goes without saying that dealing with Progressive RC was a great experience and I look forward to many years of enjoyment out of this setup.

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09-19-2013 10:15 PM  5 years agoPost 2
DemetriusUSN

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Very nice setup. I have the icharger 208 and with my Trex 700V2,that 308 would be nice,gotta check it out,great job.

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09-19-2013 11:26 PM  5 years agoPost 3
ProgressiveRC

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Awesome set-up, that's one of the cleanest I've seen yet. Nice work!

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09-20-2013 12:17 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Tyler

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Picture #1 reminds me of the good old days of high end car audiophile adventures, particularly the a/d/s plate series amplifiers or Soundstream. Ah, memories....

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09-20-2013 02:24 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Tyler

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This may seem like a silly request, but would you please explain how the charger bases are secured to the platform? I see holes for the factory screws to secure the case parts together and I also see holes drilled under what would be the rubber feet. I'm curious what hardware is used and the reassembly process.

I am guessing the bases are secured to the platform and an access hole is provided in the platform to pass the factory case screws through.

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09-20-2013 05:01 AM  5 years agoPost 6
BisonFlyer

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Not a silly request at all. The case halves were separated so I could drill through the mounting holes and through the acrylic deck. The mounting holes were also drilled out and tapped for larger mounting screws at that time. These are the holes that are under the rubber feet. The chargers were then re-assembled, then screwed to the deck from the backside.

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09-20-2013 06:58 AM  5 years agoPost 7
cmdiduca

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Very nice Art!

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09-20-2013 07:04 PM  5 years agoPost 8
whitehedr

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What case is that please? Your set up is very nicely done!

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09-20-2013 07:09 PM  5 years agoPost 9
BisonFlyer

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Thanks! It's a Pelican 1520. I chose to not modify the case itself at all to maintain the weather tightness and durability of the Pelican case. It's a bit more work, but definitely do-able. Let me know if I can help if you decide to do one. I can send you pics of the underlying structure.

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09-20-2013 08:13 PM  5 years agoPost 10
whitehedr

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Thanks Bison, pictures of the support structure would be nice to see for all of us.

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09-21-2013 12:26 AM  5 years agoPost 11
NQNA

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Very Nice

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09-26-2013 02:59 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Raptorz499

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What power supply are you running bud?

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09-26-2013 03:42 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Futura SE

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That is very nice... Nice attention to detail. Professional looking and functioning...

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09-26-2013 05:38 AM  5 years agoPost 14
ZS-JAF

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I also would like to know what power supply. I built a case with a pelican and also kept the case intact. How are you getting air to the Power supply?

I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.

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10-11-2013 11:43 PM  5 years agoPost 15
BisonFlyer

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I couldn't leave well enough alone with the case so I just updated the acrylic deck. A friend of mine works for a custom auto shop that has adhesive carbon fiber patterned vinyl wrap. They use it for wrapping custom dashes/hoods and roofs. It is extremely durable, looks and feels like real CF weave, and is a dream to work with. Since carbon fiber is always better, I decided to resurface the acrylic deck with it. It came out even better than expected!

As to the previous questions.. they are two dell server psu's in series. I'll eventually swap over to a Meanwell, but these have been running perfectly for the past few years so I'm holding off on that. The intake grate on the left is the air intake, and the grate on the right is the exhaust.

I also added some 24v blue leds to backlight the intake/exhaust grates. Looks pretty cool and is visible during the day. Thanks to Chris (RR member cmdiduca) for the leds.

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10-11-2013 11:49 PM  5 years agoPost 16
wrongler

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If that is all new, You should probably just ship it to me and I will make sure everything is working correctly!
Nice job Art!

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10-12-2013 12:43 AM  5 years agoPost 17
BisonFlyer

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I appreciate the offer... haha.

Here are some crappy cell pics of the structure underneath as requested. the foam is cut so once the deck is bolted down, the air can't recirculate. Cool air is drawn in on the left... and the exhaust is forced out on the right.

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10-12-2013 02:29 AM  5 years agoPost 18
cdrking

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Very nice Art. Since you covered the deck with the carbon fiber could you have just used some type of plywood instead of the acrylic?

How thick is the acrylic that you used?

Nice work.

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10-12-2013 03:07 AM  5 years agoPost 19
cmdiduca

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Very nice Art!!

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10-12-2013 03:21 AM  5 years agoPost 20
BisonFlyer

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Yes you could use plywood, except it would be noticeable in the cutouts and doesn't finish as cleanly. You would also notice it immediately on the removable door. I had a wood deck on a previous version that was covered with carpet. The acrylic is definitely the way to go. It is 1/4" and you can get it from most window/glass shops. The stuff at lowes/home depot is much thinner and more flexible Not good for this application in my opinion.

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