Support Astromart! | Log In | Help
Astronomy NewsTelescope ClassifiedsTelescope AuctionsTelescope Articles & ArticlesTelescope Articles & ReviewsTelescope and Astronomy ForumsAstronomy Events Calendar
Review Categories
Search Reviews
Submit Review

User Name:


Save Login
New to Astromart?
Register an account...

Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Help & FAQ
Astronomy Links
User Profiles
Top Users List
RSS Feeds

Home > Articles > How To > Beginners > How to Improve an Equipment Case

How to Improve an Equipment Case
By Michael Covington - 9/3/2005

The lid support in use on the author's SBIG STV carrying case.
Some of the carrying cases for my equipment used to have an annoying habit - they'd open up all the way, occupying double their share of space on the table or the ground.
Now I've found out how to cure them.

It's a gadget called a friction lid support, available in hardware stores. It makes the lid of a suitcase-style case stay open at any height, up to a maximum of about 90 degrees. You can adjust the tension with a screwdriver.

The pictures show how a friction lid support is installed. There are several varieties, straight and curved; the curved ones take up less space. It's important to check that the lid support won't bump into anything as it goes through its range of motion.   Digg it   Reddit   Twitter   MySpace   Stumbleupon  

Funding Member
Funding Member
Telescopes, Astronomy,

Advanced Search...

All times are in (GMT-8:00) Pacific Standard Time Zone  
Astronomy News | Telecope Classifieds | Telescope Auctions | Telescope Reviews | Telescopes | Telescope and Astronomy Forums | My Account | Help | RSS