I really like the form factor on this. It’s a welcome departure from the usual boxes and toolboxes. Nice work!
What’s the score with the contents? Are they fixed to the enclosure or to the deck? How does that all work?
From an aesthetics pov, a bit more of a filling & sanding would’ve helped to smoothen things out and give a more professional appearance. You might also get away with using some truck bed liner to fill those voids and give a coarser finish.
I’m with Linesflag - If it works on the bottom it works on the top.
It does stiffen it up a bit but was a medium (due to stock), so I’m not sad about that.
I purposly didn’t fit any bolts down the middle, so the board can achieve downward flex without putting any stress on any bolts/case.
I am more concerned by the strain I may be putting on my battery, as I didn’t leave much vertical clearance, I had planned for a solid plate to isolate the cells from trying to flex with the board. But will be settling with a decent wedge of Neoprene, and have wrapped the battery thoroughly.
I was going for something new and in fitting with the deck, I didn’t want yet another Peli case or some other Electronics enclosure, so I’m glad you appreciate my effort.
The Stormore is screwed to the back of the enclosure, I had hoped to get a 3DServisas Heatsink for the back, but stock was not my friend, so it’s just bolted to the Fibreglass. The battery is wedged into the housing with foam blocks stopping it from shaking, It’s damn tight in there. The whole underside of the deck will have 6mm Neoproene stuck to it for a bit of added cushioning and isolation from the board.
My next iteration would have a cage clamping the battery and ESC together, then I’d use one of these lids to go over the top keeping the water out.
As for Aesthetics, It’s Fibreglass with Black pigment, so It will look shitty if I start sanding it. The ‘right way’ to do it is to make a Mold for the outside, then you can get a nice Gel-Coat layer on the outside, and it can look shiny and slick. Sadly, my smooth Gelcoat layer is on the inside, but next time, I’d make it a little larger and do more molding, kinda need a few people that want them to make the process worthwhile, as it’s a PITA. I use foam to make a buck, then clear Fibreglass to make a mold, then black fibreglass again for the Piece.