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RTC 360 Extendable Tripod

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Gday Forum,

can anyone please tell me what is the highest/mast/tripoid setup they have used for an RTC 360. That is stable, and does not return scans with vibration noise due to say the extendable mast section.

Grateful for your advice.

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NEDO has been good to us for within 30m. Whats the range your working with?
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Hi Daniel,

Could it be that you meant 3 meters instead of 30 meters?

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lol yeah 3m
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The Nedo Line Shaft tripod gave me very good results with a P40 a few years back.It takes about 30 seconds to stabilise after raising to 6 ish meters from the ground.

I also used the KANGUR and I was less than impressed. The base flexes too much and it sways a lot more easily.
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I often use the RTC360 with Nedo Shaft tripod with great results up around 5m. Of course you need to watch out for wind and overhead powerlines though. The great bonus to the Nedo Shaft is that you can also invert and go -4m down. Also get the dolly with wheels :like:

You should also consider an impact driver for hoisting the shaft, as hand-cranking gets pretty slow and tiring after a few hours.
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I had the same question a while ago and did a little research.
Because I wanted a really sturdy tripod I came to the following sub-selection:

- Nedo: Tripod for machine control applications
- Ref.No. 210530 -> 3,10 m / 14,6 kg
- Ref.No. 210540 -> 4,01 m / 17,2 kg

- MQ-Statieven: Heavy Duty Tripods
- Ref.No. MQH255S130 -> 4,05 m / 17,2 kg
- Ref.No. MQH315S130 -> 4,645 m / 18,8 kg

Yes: None of them is a light-weight.

Eventually I bought the MQH255S130.

Here are the thoughts from my perspective:

My company car is a Volkswagen Caddy. And the MQH255S130 happens to really just fit in the loading space. When I close the doors the spare space is only about 1 or 2 cm. The larger Nedo and MQ are too long when folded together and unfortunately do not fit.

In general, I find the MQ tripods to be somewhat sturdier, more stable and easier to handle than those of Nedo. But Nedo is not bad. Far from that.

What I really liked about MQ is that there is a spindle at the bottom. This is easily accessible even when the tripod is fully extended. Please note the indication "S" (Spindle) because there are also other models available without a spindle at the bottom. This is not immidiately clear at their website.

Besides the very good plate foots (standard delivered) I also bought the point foots and the swivel wheels. The wheels are not cheap but very good. What I like is when you block the wheels, they will not roll AND will also not swivel any more. They are completely fixed.

MQ Statieven is a company that is situated in The Netherlands. I like their personal approach. If you want to have a “special” tripod that can be made from the standard components, they will make it for you.

Links to their webpages
- https://www.nedo.com/index.pl?Lang=ENGL ... ative.html
- https://www.mq-statieven.com/en/heavy-duty-tripods/

In both cases you have to click further from there to come to the tripods that I mentioned.

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