This is not a giga related topic. But trusting some experienced persons can help.
I am ordering a 2U rackmountedable computer from Soundchaser. It will come with a 1U rackmountable keyboard/Mouse/Monitor, as well. So, the whole ensemble will be probably put into a 4U rackmount case/flight case
I will need to put this in the cargo area of airplanes. I feeel very very shakey about this. Does anybody else on this forum travel with his/her computer in a flight case (by Anvil, for example), enduring the cold temperatures of 30,000 feet and mishandling of airline luggage handlers and have success?
Success= computer not broken. Functions when turned on.
My flight case will be too big all around for me to count-on bringing it on-board the airplane. So I have to buy the best for the worst case scenario in the cargo bay of the plane.
Its hard to say how dependable your rackmount computer will be, however I can recommend 2 things that have saved my butt over the years.
1. Make sure you support the rear of the computer (if its on slides, its good enough).
2. SKB cases make a series of shock-mounted cases that use special steel rope springs. I once dropped one of the 12 unit racks on a flight of stairs - no damage at all! They add about 2 \" alround and weigh more, but its worth it.