We are pleased to offer, not one, but two different options for transporting and storing your 6" Folding EaglePier (EAGLE6). These attractive, padded-nylon carrying cases are very durable. They provide your Eagle Pier with the protection it needs to look new for many years to come. These lightweight cases have a Velcro grip closure on the handles, as well as loops for attaching a shoulder strap (not included). Handholds are also stitched into both ends of the cases for easy handling.
The cases are solidly constructed in the USA. They are covered with a black colorfast "ballistics material" that is puncture and abrasion resistant. Furthermore, this material is water resistant and fire retardant. Protect your investment with these cases.
The Shorter Case (C0031):
Those observers and imagers who are interested in the most compact transport of their pier when space in the car is limited will be more interested in the short version of the case. Set up and break down will take a little longer, but you will be able to fit the EaglePier and 8" Extension (EAGLE6E8) in this case, too.
You will need to detach the 8" Extension from the pier top and insert it between the pier legs. We strongly recommend that you place the extension in a protective wrap before storing or transporting it in this manner. We do not offer a wrap at this time.
Please note that in order to fit the Eagle Pier into the smaller case, the center column must be completely retracted. To do so requires that the Control Box Adapter and any Pier Tray Support Bars be removed. The pier can only be stored in the short carrying case in this collapsed position.
30.5" x 11" x 11" (I.D.)
32" x 12" x 12" (O.D.)
Weight 4.5 lb.
The Longer Case (C0052):
Those observers who want to grab-and-go quickly will prefer the longer case. This case is well sized to carry the Eagle Pier in its fully extended configuration and with the 8" Extension (EAGLE6E8) attached. You can even leave the Control Box Adapter (CBAPT) and Pier Tray Support Bars (TRAYSB and TRAYSB1) attached.
This is the configuration most commonly used for visual observing at Star Parties and Public Outreach Events. Being able to simply unfold the pier when setting up and to fold up the pier when breaking down at the close of the event will mean that you will no longer be the “last man standing" in an open dark field at night while everyone else has packed up and left for the night.
50.5" x 11" x 11" (I.D.)
52" x 12" x 12" (O.D.)
Weight 6.25 lb.