The HPRC6300 is a sold as a tripod case and is the only hard-sided model I found that opens like a coffin, rather than like a tube. This makes it ease to pack and access other items. Under the tripod is a telescope cover, to the right of the tripod is a lithium power supply. The counterwei
ght and shaft are nestled in between the tripod legs in a "swimming noodle" split down the middle. Other bags contain cables etc.
Here is everything unbundled from the HPRC6300. I created some custom foam blocks to support the tripod on either end. A noodle covers the counterwei
I built the custom insert for the Pelican iM2620 case by layering stiff foam sheets. I used a Poyethylene Foam Sheet from Foam Factory. It is a 2" thick sheet of 2.2lb polyethyle
Second layer of foam does most of the work of holding the mount head. Layers have been glued using Contact Cement from hardware store. I tried the recommende
Third layer similar in profile. Notch in the lower left is to hold some counterwei
Mount sits down in the holes. I have left extra room for the polar scope which I have yet to receive from Losmandy.
This extra piece of foam provides a platform for extra bits in the next image. Also helps hold the mount in place.
The Gemini module and hand controller fit in the recessed notches. The ADM dual saddle plate rests on top of the extra foam platform. Extra counterwei
ghts sit in their slot. Not shown is a final piece of 2" foam wedged into the lid of the case with two holes to accommodat e the motor housings. When the lid is closed, everything is pressed firmly and no stress is placed on the motor housings.