Flight case styles

This section will hopefully assist you in selecting which style of case best suits the application.

The images shown throughout this section have been produced directly from our Solid Edge software and are actual assembly models that our technical design team use when producing the proposed case.  You will see the different case styles and their associated title, or case type.   They don’t however, indicate a particular Case Specification (ie Tour Grade, Industrial etc.).  It merely helps to identify the case layout with respect of position of handles, catches, castors and overall design of lids etc.   All the images shown must be taken as a guide only.

Our technical and design departments are constantly reviewing case styles and this section will be updated accordingly.

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Case

The most simplest case of designs...primarily selected for briefcase style projects and for small, lightweight items.  Specifications usually up to Light Industrial due to the smaller size of most pr...

Case

Hand Trunk

Similar to Pilot Case, but normally fitted with two handles (one each end), to aid handling of heavier contents, where a single handled Pilot Case would be more difficult. Main features - Hinged ...

Hand Trunk

Trunk

Probably the most popular of styles, due to its versatility and adaptability. Whilst the Trunk shown here will give you a guide to the layout of this type, many different variations are available.  A...

Trunk Tour

Top-Hat Trunk

The Top-Hat style is based on the Trunk but the lid and base split is reversed, giving the design a low base and larger lid.  This enables easy access to heavier equipment, rather than having to reac...

Top-Hat

Combination Trunk

The Combination Trunk is based on the trunk design but has an additional or intermediate section, usually between the lower base and the lid.  The lid can either be removable or hinged.  The interme...

Combination-Trunk-Open_Larg

Split-Lid Trunk

Split Lid Trunks are suited to large and mainly tall equipment and objects.  As with Top-Hat trunks, the object inside the trunk can easily be accessed due to the low base and deeper lid. Howe...

Trunk---Split-Lid---TOUR-GR

Speaker Trunk

Based on the Top-Hat Trunk, the Speaker Trunk is designed to accommodate one or more cabinets, from multi-way small enclosures to larger twin types.  For bass bins and large single cabinet systems, a...

Speaker Trunk

Monitor Screen Trunk

With the increase in quality and resolution and the reduction in price, size and weight, plasma and in recent times LED display screens are becoming one of the most popular choices of flight case.  M...

Plasma Screen Case

Shockmounted Rack

One of the more complex of 19" rack layouts...the Shock Mounted Rack. Again, a plywood inner sleeve forms the basis of this rack style, but unlike the Rack-in-a-Box version, this sleeve is fixed to th...

Shock Mount Rack Case

Rack-in-a-Box

A very popular version of the standard 19" Rack case.  An inner sleeve constructed from birch plywood is the basis of the Rack-in-a-Box system from 5 Star.  Rack mount rails are fitted to this textu...

Rack in Box case

Foam Suspended Rack

  Foam suspended 19" racks are an alternative to the standard rack version.  An inner sleeve manufactured from 12mm or 18mm texture-sprayed birch plywood is mounted inside a flight case which...

Foam-Suspended-Rack-2

Rack Box

A simpler version of the default 19" Rack case which features two doors, the Rack Box has just a single front door.  This type of 19" rack case is used for equipment where there are fewer cables and ...

Rack Box Case

Mixer Rack

Mixer Rack...one of the more complex of case styles.  Based on the industry-standard 19" rack mount system, they are available with a top lid and either a single front door or front and back doors. ...

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Pilot Case

As the title explains, based on the familiar style used by airline pilots. This style also finds many other uses, particularly in the Audio Visual sector for lenses, small to medium sized cameras and...

Pilot case

Sound Mixer

There are many variations on the theme of mixing console cases, due to the number of different types, sizes and configurations of the world's sound-mixing desks.  Styles of sound mixer cases are avai...

Mixing Console Sound

Nosecone Mixer

The most complex design of the sound mixing console cases.  Predominantly used for audio consoles due to the increased cabling especially with the older analogue versions, although can be specified f...

Mixing Console With Nosecone

Multicore Trunk

Again, based on the Trunk style but supplied with two vertical 'pillars' that are used as a guide when coiling cables into the trunk.  The cable can be placed in the trunk in a number of ways but gen...

Multicore Trunk Open

Moving-Head Insert Trunk

Based on the Trunk style but features foam inserts specifically designed for Moving Head lighting fixtures.  So, all the features of the standard Trunk style layout but with single, twin, triple or ...

MovingHeadInsertTrunk_Large

Rack

The basic 19" rack case, used around the world for standardised rack mounted equipment.  One 'Unit' = 44.5mm (1.752") in height and width of 482.6mm (19").  This standardisation has been in place fo...

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Trolley Case

As the title explains, based on the familiar style used by airline pilots. This style also finds many other uses, particularly in the Audio Visual sector for lenses, small to medium sized cameras and...

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