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Old 08-22-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Hard case for EagleEyes

The heat shrink doesn't provide much protection for the EagleEyes circuit board, and it doesn't allow a secure way to mount it near the receivers which would be on a stand.

So I made one with Plexiglass.

There are holes for all the audio and video jacks, as well as holes and slots to provide access to the two control buttons, adjustment screws and I/O connectors.

The circuit board is supported from below. One of the SMD's are very close to the edge of the circuit board, so the strip of Plexiglass holding up that part of the board had to be carved away.

It's held closed with a couple of small servo screws. Because the case is totally transparent the labels and LEDs are all readily visible. The only difference now is that it's better protected and easy to mount using VHB adhesive.

I'm only using this as a diversity controller for now.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Hi Windbreaker,
Awesome case you have there-if it is not too much to ask for can you please share a drawing of it?
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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very nifty!

just got mine in..and was thinking how to go about protecting it..
i think you've given me a spark of genious...

i think..
what???? i gotta stick to one area of rc?? HA!!!!

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