Originally Posted by Six-Strings
Has anyone tried flying with their TU100 case? I don't want to end up at the airport unable to take it on board.
I dont see a problem with bringing it on a airplane. Its pretty much a safer version of a laptop(no exploding battery)... as long as your air cooled you shouldnt have a issue (water cooled guys will get harassed for over 3oz of fluid)
I would say your best bet is to call the airport or the airline your traveling on and ask them. But, again, I have taken several laptops larger than the tu100 on airplanes (think giant alienware laptops) so you should be good to go.
A few links I found while checking this out. The last one seems like the best one of the bunch.
A few things I would recommend though. Make a foam cover for the IO ports (See link at bottom for the best foam to do this with)... the tu100 is pretty armor plated, but the soft underbelly of the IO area will kill it. If someone tosses a carry on bag into the overhead and bumps the IO panel, your in for trouble if they break anything.
This foam is cheap, easy to cut and can be glued together with super glue.
To build a rear cover for the IO ports, first cut 2 tiles so its the size of the rear panel. Now take one of those tiles and draw the outline of the IO sheild and the gpu. Cut these parts out, then glue the 2 tiles together.
You should end up with a double thick tile that has a large IO shaped recess in it.
Now you can use velcro straps or something like that to secure it tight to the rear of the case.\
You can then use some of the left over foam to make a gpu brace to keep the gpu from moving around. Doesnt need to be something super nice, infact, if you just put a piece between the gpu and the psu, then between the gpu and the bottom of the case. That should be plenty to keep it from moving around.Edited by ejohnson - 2/8/16 at 8:26pm