Quick-Deployment Tripod


QDT‑1™ is a quick-deployment field tripod for seasonal and temporary deployments of weather station and hydrology equipment for aviation, wild fire, athletic event, and environmental data collection.

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Initial Tripod Setup

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QDT-1™ is a rugged field tripod designed for rapid deployment in unimproved areas.

The tripod is suitable for temporary or seasonal installations of meteorology, hydrology, or lighting equipment.

QDT-1 is a practical solution for aviation fly-ins, athletic events, and similar activities that require temporary equipment installations. The wide stance and adjustability facilitate deployments on un-even surfaces.

QDT-1 deployment can be done in a few seconds and requires no tools.

Feature Summary

  • Tool-less assembly
  • Field serviceable
  • Adjustable leg extensions (up to 12% slope)
  • Rugged
  • Wide, stable stance
  • Light weight

Key Features


QDT‑1™ is made of 5052 and 6061 aluminum, steel fasteners, and nylon slide components.

Assembly Tools

No tools required, except for a hammer for ground stakes.


QDT-1™ is currently only available in one configuration.


¾”, 1”, and 1¼” 6061 Aluminum Sch 40 pipe and Nylon

Actual Diameter
Legs: 1.34” (34 mm)
Main Mast: 1.66” (42 mm)
Extension Mast: 1.05” (27 mm)

12.6 lb (5.7 kg)

Maximum Height
8.35 ft (2.55 m)

Minimum Height
4.7 ft (1.43 m)

Storage/ship Size
50 in x 7 in diameter (1.27 m x 0.18 m diameter)

Leg Adjustment
Pin, 1.5 in (38 mm) centers

Maximum Slope
12° (21%)

Maximum Triangular Base
60.5 in (1.54 m) to center of feet

Minimum Triangular Base
45 in (1.15 m)

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