Test Bench: ProTek R/C Universal Radio Case

Apr 05, 2013 No Comments by

One of the most important investments you can make in RC is your radio.  You can have the fastest brushless system on the market, the most powerful LiPo pack on the planet, or the latest, greatest pro driver kit from Company X, but none of that will matter if your radio can’t communicate with your ride because it was damaged getting to the track.  So to protect that investment many folks decide to purchase an aftermarket radio carrying case or bag.  But in most cases the bag is lacking any real padding / foam, or since the case isn’t designed for your specific radio it can be still tossed around inside when you travel with it.  Plus if you switch to a different radio the case you have might not be compatible with it, so you have to fork over even more money to buy yet another new radio bag.  ProTek aims to solve all of these problems with their new universal radio case and high density foam inserts.  Let’s take a closer look.

IMG_9140

The universal radio case features a tough aluminum outer shell with reinforced plastic corners that can withstand the normal wear and tear of traveling.  On the outside there are two locking latches and a set of keys is included so you can lock down your radio gear while it is not in use.

IMG_9142

On the inside of the lid rests some egg crate foam, and the entire inside of the radio case is lined with a thin black felt.  But probably the most unique feature of this radio case is that it is so compatible with many surface and air transmitters out on the market today thanks to ProTek’s replaceable high density foam inserts.  So once you buy this case if you swap radio brands simply buy a new foam insert and you can keep using this same case to save you time and money.

IMG_9145

For this review I tested this case with my Futaba 4PL 2.4GHz S-FHSS radio.  I unpackaged the radio case and the Futaba 4PL high density foam insert (PTK-8166).  The foam insert includes many pre-cut “pockets” that fit your radio and other accessories which gives you plenty of flexibility when it comes to storing items inside.

IMG_9146

As expected my 4PL fit snugly into the pre-cut radio pocket and I was able to use the other pockets for a few other radio items.

IMG_9150

Overall, the universal radio case is a smart investment for anyone looking to protect their radio gear.  The combination of quality materials and the ability to easily adapt to other radio brands makes this case a must have item for all RC enthusiasts.

Products tested:

PTK-8160 – ProTek R/C Universal Radio Case
PTK-8166 – ProTek R/C Universal Radio Case Insert (Futaba 4PL)

Universal Radio Case Inserts:

Gallery > Online Review Of ProTek R/C's Universal Radio Case

Tags:

If you like this article, check out this additional article on ProTek.

Featured News, Online Exclusives

About the author

Bringing you RC product news you can use on a daily basis as Car Action's Online News Editor. I have over 15 years of RC experience, plus a background in print and broadcast journalism, engineering, information technology, direct marketing, and even banking. Currently I enjoy racing 1/10 electric off-road, and have been bitten by the short course bug.
No Responses to “Test Bench: ProTek R/C Universal Radio Case”
Copyright © 2014 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.