Does anyone have suggestions going portable with the Flex 6000?
I think the 19 inch rack case is wide enough to allow the radios fans to move air.
The case is waterproof and has the capacity to float with all equipment inside. since I am near water a lot, I like to be able to grab the handle of the case with a boat hook if it falls out of the dock cart.
I have the 19-4U for FD - It holds a 1U headphone amp
Also have a Gator "Studio 2Go" which has a 2U rack plus slot for laptop and 10Ahr LiFePo3 battery. Maestro should fit but haven't received mine yet.
@Walt: Neither of mine will float but they protect the Flex well. And yes there is enough space for cooling providing the back flaps are open during use.
I assume your taking a Maestro for control unit?
The box you point out is very nice and should do well, assuming you take Juan's advice about support of the unit. Airflow should be fine. BTW Sweetwater is an excellent vendor.
I've taken some TenTec gear on SOTA using a backpack with good success. I intend to do the same with a 6500 once Maestro hits my doorstep.
While the Pelican case is a nice idea, it just isn't quite as convenient. You'll need to take the rig out of the box each time you want to use it. On the other hand, Its nicely padded and should protect your rig well. A couple fairly large Pelican cases should accommodate all of your gear nicely.
If your driving to your site, weight and number of pieces of gear won't be an issue. In this case, I'd take everything you want including a fold-up table, chairs, shade, laptop, Maestro, amp, generator, etc.... All of which can be packed in Pelican boxes and well protected.
If your hiking in a ways, I'd keep it as light as possible. I don't think I'll ever take a Flex when hiking in. There are too many better suited and much smaller rigs for that.
Good luck and make sure you come back and let us know what you decide to do and how well it works out!