Case building material and design
Through years of experience in use and development, we have been able to compile nearly perfect materials and designs for the construction of flightcases.
The classic version is made of coated plywood with riveted aluminium extrusion and steel ball corners. The lids are usually held by several so-called butterfly closures (stable retaining and turning mechanism). Butterflies and claps handles are fitted in dishes to protect them against damage. Often larger flightcases have permanently mounted wheels that facilitate the transport. In general 100mm steering wheels are used with a soft lining. These are also called „Blue Wheels“.
Coated plywood is available in several colours (more information on plywood and colours under Download):
To save weight, other surface materials such as Polypropylene (Con-perl ©, honeycomb plastic plates) or PVC edges are more and more often used.
Additionally, quite often multi-layer aluminium plates (alubond) or aluminum honeycomb panels are used as surface material. However, these are usually very expensive and more sensitive. Depending on the requirements, we offer various combinations of materials, so that your load is always well protected
A flightcase can be created in two different designs.
The flightcase can either be nailed and than be supported by riveted corners and fittings. Another possibility is to use special designed Casemaker extrusion – an aluminum U-profile.
Casemaker extrusion has the advantage that it will encompass both sides of the surface material while it will be stucked in the channel section in between the U-profile. The rivets connect the two components and it becomes inseparable and supports the strength.
Due to this construction system, polypropylene can be combined only with Casemaker profiles.
More information on our flightcases are available in our online store. In addition, our service will answer your questions at any time.