Material and design

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):

Nature

Nature

Phenol-black

Phenol-black

Phenol-brown

Phenol-brown

RAL9005

PVC-Black RAL9005

RAL7015

PCV-slate-gray RAL7015

RAL7049

PVC-gray RAL7049

RAL5013

PVC-navy blue RAL5013

RAL5022

PVC-night blue RAL5022

RAL45005

PVC-blue RAL45005

RAL4010

PVC-light blue RAL4010

RAL5020

PVC-petrol RAL5020

RAL4004

PVC-bordeaux RAL4004

RAL3020

PCV-red RAL3020

RAL2008

PVC-orange RAL2008

RAL1023

PVC-yellow RAL1023

RAL9003

PVC-white RAL9003


To save weight, other surface materials such as Polypropylene (Con-perl ©, honeycomb plastic plates) or PVC edges are more and more often used.

Con-Perl©

Con-Perl©

black

black

red

red

blue

blue

grey

grey


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

Case-Style

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.