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Hello I am Rakesh Sharma. 
Representing India at 2016 Thermaltake CaseMod Invitational Season 2.
 
Thanks Thermaltake for giving me the opportunity to compete alongside with great modders around the World.
 
For my build i chose the Thermaltake Core X5 ATX Chassis .
 
Will be updating you all more about my build soon.
And best of luck to all participants. 

 

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2016 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2 - HUFFER Build

 

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Hello,

I am  Rakesh Sharma from INDIA. Representing my country at 2016 Thermaltake CaseMod Invitational Season 2 with a unique casemod reflecting my passion towards Jet-Engines. Being from an engineering family background I always had a great attraction towards machines and engines, but unfortunately ended up as a Software Engineer in real life.

 

And Jet-Engines are such a beautiful artwork of engineering with great sound and power, which makes me little more passionate about. Now through this CaseMod I will try to showcase (likewise) one essential equipment used for starting a Jet engine.

The MA-1A Air-start cart or the 'HUFFER' cart.

 

For this CaseMod, I will be modifying the Thermaltake Core X5 ATX Chassis.

 

ABOUT BUILD IDEA

 

MA-1A Air-start cart, some people called it the “Hufferâ€, is a start cart used to start Jet engines. This cart generates high velocity air, this air is then fed into the aircraft jet engine, causing it to spin or spool up with sufficient RPM for starting. The cart's air delivery system is powered by a small turbine engine. This thing has started many well known aircrafts like Lockheed F-104, Boeing B-52 and YB-49, a flying wing design bomber aircraft commissioned for service with the U.S. Air Force shortly after World War II.

 


* Thanks to AgentJayZ for sharing this video. And if you love the sound of starting of a turbine engine as I do, forward the video time to 5:42 Enjoy..

 

Due to its rugged design, MA-1A start cart is still used to start modern Fighter-planes and commercial airliner’s engines at many countries around the World.

 

 


FINAL BUILD 

 

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My Case mod is focused on this “Huffer†design, with the Thermaltake Core X5 case showcasing as the main engine unit.

 

 

PREMIUM PARTNERS

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SPONSORS

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HARDWARE

 

CASE


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PSU


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PROCESSOR


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MOTHERBOARD


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GRAPHICS


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SSD


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HDD


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RAM


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COOLING


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UPDATE : 5-Nov-2016

 

Finally after waiting for long, I received my first shipment from Thermaltake.

 

Very excited... Now build work is on full throttle.

 

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UPDATE : 7-Nov-2016

 

Boards for the build is here, now Saturday night will be a great fun.

 

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Cutting, drilling and assembling of MDF forming rough Air starter outer shell.

All hand tools, no power tools here..

 

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UPDATE : 9-Nov-2016

 

Somewhat basic shell is ready.

 

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Now first filling of all joints and edges.

 

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Sanding down all the joints and rough sides, forming curved edges. Now will be doing a second fill and fine sanding before first primer layer.

 

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UPDATE : 12-Nov-2016

 

Moisture proof coating applied, one more sanding and shell is ready for primer.

 

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Cutting top panel for air inlet doors

 

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UPDATE : 14-Nov-2016

 

More packages arrived with lot of goodies.

 

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Working on the Gauge panel of the bulid.. Doing some wiring.

 

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UPDATE : 19-Nov-2016

 

Working on automatic top air inlet flap and exhaust flap. Also finally wheels arrived.

 

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UPDATE : 22-Nov-2016

 

Slow and steady build under progress.

Making mounting brackets for servo motors with LCD mounting in the top air inlet flap and little sneak peak on paint job.

 

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UPDATE : 28-Nov-2016

 

80 % paint job done. Test fitting some parts. Now working on final paint job, trying to give old and retro looks.

 

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