And so it begins……………Those 4 words say so little yet mean so much! The culmination of 7 months of research and design finally come together with a major case manufacturer known to produce high end custom cases for the US government, World renown Rock Bands and major Movie Production Companies. A&S Case Company in North Hollywood, Ca has produced a droid specific ATA Category 1 transport case that you can drive your droid in, secure it and close it up. Rest assured it will be protected even if it is dropped off of the truck, flipped or laid down. Everything except a forklift through the side, Grenade or gunfire blowing through the case is covered (for a additional fee armor plating can be added) It is heavily padded inside, has multiple tie down straps, wheel chock locks and is designed to handle droids with all 3 dome styles R2, R4 (lamp shade) and R5/R6 heads (the antenna must be removable). The heads are kept in position with different foam blocks that are custom fitted. The transport case has a rear door allowing access to the rear of your droid to turn power on or off; for storage of your transmitter or other accessories. The front of the case has a main door that swings out and then a ramp comes down for the droid to drive out. The wheels on the case are lockable but can come off if the case needs to fit in confined space. There is also a hidden compartment for a Lo-jack type device to track the case at all times. The case comes in 2 different configurations, wood or aluminum construction. If you ever have to transport your case commercially this would be the way to go. The use of this type of case along with a freight forwarder would give you the best of both worlds (low cost and high security and safety of your droid). What you see here is the construction of the case with the initial fitting of the droid. Next week I will have pictures of the final assembly and fitting with the various domes, straps, padding and wheel locks in place as well as the loading ramp and locking access doors.