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10-11-2013 02:51 PM  4 years agoPost 21
HeliNutAndy

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What do you use to cut and shape it? Will a dremel type of tool do the trick?

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10-11-2013 02:57 PM  4 years agoPost 22
Ronald Thomas

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You can use a Jigsaw if you have a sharp blade and cut SLOW. To shape the edges you need a new tool for that.

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10-11-2013 03:05 PM  4 years agoPost 23
anhquan1

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Here is where I got my stuff from, they more flexible and not easy to crack like the one from Lowe's or HD. And lucky enough for me is, my Boss let me use the Laser machine at work to cut it.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#acrylic-plastic/=ow1ejx

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10-11-2013 03:26 PM  4 years agoPost 24
PJRono

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I made a template of out cardboard and just used a scroll saw to cut it out.

Leave the protective covering on till you are done cutting it out.

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10-11-2013 04:39 PM  4 years agoPost 25
JKos

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The way I powered the two 12v fans with 24v is I wired the fans in series

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10-11-2013 04:51 PM  4 years agoPost 26
Ronald Thomas

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Leave the protective covering on till you are done cutting it out.
And shaping

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10-11-2013 06:02 PM  4 years agoPost 27
HeliNutAndy

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The more and more I research and look at it I may have been better off going with a 'prebuilt' case since my tool collection is on the light side. Don't get me wrong I love tools it's just that I have the basic household stuff. Time to add more tools to my collection

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10-13-2013 05:57 PM  4 years agoPost 28
HeliNutAndy

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I was able to use a 12v power supply. Here is what I came up with. It still needs some work but it's much better than my plywood plank I used two fans to circulate the air and I opted to just use the top insert hat came with the tool box rather than plexi glass. I like the on/off switch that I installed as well. It cost my about $50 to build which isn't too bad considering the cost of anything related to this hobby. Thx again for the pictures and help. Time to get ready to go to the field.

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10-13-2013 10:35 PM  4 years agoPost 29
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Here is my latest charging set up based on a Lowes Kobalt toolbox. It uses a pair of Dell 6650 server PSUs in series and is capable of putting out 24V and 70 amps of power.

The first two pictures are my original charging box based off of a Husky toolbox from home depot. Unfortunately the PL8 would not fit in the top tray where the lid would close and latch. The next pictures are of my latest build. They show the rough wiring completed, how it is all modular because I have wired everything to the original back planes, and then a test run before mounting in the toolbox. Next pictures show the toolbox cutouts for the PSU cooling fans and the 120mm PC fan for the cross ventilation inside the box. The PC fan is powered off the 12V rail on the first PSU. Then we have the different items I included in this box, the Anderson Power Pole connections for the chargers, the on/off switches for each PSU, a voltage meter and finally a cell phone/tablet charging port. Next picture is my set up at a fun fly with the PL8, 306B ready to go and my tablet on the charger, a Champion 2000W inverter generator is in the background out of the picture. Final picture shows a pair of the Dell 6650 PSUs that I use to supply the DC power to everything.

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10-18-2013 05:33 PM  4 years agoPost 30
JKos

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HeliNutAndy,
Where did you get the combo IEC socket/power switch? And is that an indicator light on it as well?

Shown here:

Thank you,
John

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10-18-2013 06:07 PM  4 years agoPost 31
HeliNutAndy

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It is not an indicator light. It is a little fuse box that allows 115 or 230 volts. You can flip the box and it will display either 115 or 230. I got it at the company I work at(Off the manufacturing floor). I can try to get one for you or if you need the part number pls let me know. I wont be able to get you either though until Monday.

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