The QST6 is a lightweight, adjustable aluminum tripod designed to be easily transportable and quickly set up for temporary installations. It is a general-purpose tripod for mounting sensors, solar panels, antennas, and instrument enclosures.
The QST6 tripod mast is adjustable up to 1.83 m (6 ft) in height, and the angle of each leg can be adjusted to aid in leveling. It includes a grounding kit. Optional items are stakes to anchor the feet and a guy kit. Sensors and equipment may be mounted to the mast or to a small crossarm. See the Specifications section for load and wind ratings.
You have the option of either a soft or hard carrying case that includes space for other equipment, such as sensors.
The optional guy kit is typically attached to the top of the mast and the feet of the tripod. This increases mast rigidity, but the weak point for wind load is in anchoring the feet to the ground. Guy wires may also be anchored using a pn 33832 earth screw anchor independent of the feet to significantly increase the tip-over wind speed.
|Mast Outer Diameter||4.8 cm (1.9 in.)|
|Mast Pipe Size||1.5 in. IPS sch 10|
|Leg Length||66.0 cm (26 in.)|
|Dimensions||71.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm (28 x 8 x 8 in.) when folded|
|Weight||4.1 kg (9 lb) for the default 2-mast version; each additional mast section contributes 0.68 kg (1.5 lb)|
Wind Load Recommendation
|-NOTE-||This recommendation assumes the following: 4 mast sections, 8 x 10 enclosure 0.3 m (1 ft) from base, 20 W solar panel as close to the base as possible, ClimaVUE™50 on top, soil class 3, 4, and 5.|
|Tip over or Pull out Strength (of screw anchors into feet)||
|Maximum Vertical Load||22.7 kg (50 lb) excluding guy wire load|
|Guy Wire Tension||27.2 kg (60 lb)|
|Maximum Wind Load||
Recommended crossarms are those that do not extend more than 0.61 m (2 ft) from the mast.
The QST6 is compatible with equipment that does not exceed the weight limit. (Refer to the Specifications section.)