To protect my new music server when moving it around, taking it to LAN’s and keeping everything together in one place, I decided to get a real flightcase. I first went looking for pre-built flightcases but they were either the wrong size, or way too expensive. The plan to build my own custom flightcase was born.
After some googling for flightcase parts I found a belgian webshop which is specialised in flightcase parts for custom-built cases. Now that I found all the available parts, and the sizes of everything I started calculating what size the case should be. I decided to make an 8U high case, the server and storage are 6U together so that would leave 2U for a switch and a power bar. After a lot of calculating and measuring, I drew the flightcase in SketchUp.
I didn’t draw all the parts (mostly the corners and the locks) but they will be there when it’s finished. Now that I got all the sizes I made a template for the most efficient way to cut all the parts while wasting almost no wood.
Now that the plans were ready, it was time to make a shopping list.
After placing the order, the waiting started :)