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Old 06-13-2005, 12:02 PM
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Can someone give me some tips on how to construct an electronics box... I was thinking plexiglass would be the best material for it. Put the sides of the box together with plexi glass.. but making holes for the screws to go into would be challenging. Thanks for any tips..
btw this will be going into a nitro vee.
Old 06-13-2005, 02:42 PM
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just make the size box you need with plexi and join and seal it with silicone sealent which can be purchased at most auto part stores


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Get some 3/32" ply and 1/8" square from your LHS. Use either or both, CA / Epoxy to put together the sides/bottom. Use epoxy to seal the wood.



I've made a radio box by using carbon fiber also. If more strength is needed, lay some fiberglass (or carbon fiber / kevlar) around the final box setup.
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carbon fiber/ kevlar is a bit pricey
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carbon fiber/ kevlar is a bit pricey
That they maybe, but worth the price. All depends on what floats your boat All kidding aside, I've never seen a radio box made from strictly from plexiglas. With all the vibration boats put out, don't think the silicone would last long. I've seen some odd looking radio boxes in my years. There was once a bunch of guys that used 20oz plastic pop bottle. Sorry, no pics. Their reasoning was to allow easy moving of the radio box from boat to boat.

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