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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #1
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Need track/wheels for Africa

Looking for a easy to use track for use in Africa. Due to luggage space I really want to have a compact setup. I just saw the MRail but the track is too large for the airplane (I guess). Perhaps I can make tracks when I get to Africa and carry the wheels over there. Any ideas here? Thanks, Larry
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Old January 4th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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Looking for a easy to use track for use in Africa. Due to luggage space I really want to have a compact setup. I just saw the MRail but the track is too large for the airplane (I guess). Perhaps I can make tracks when I get to Africa and carry the wheels over there. Any ideas here? Thanks, Larry
I don't think you'll find anything even close to MicroDolly in terms of size/weight and professional quality. These units are used by major production units all over the world:
http://www.microdolly.com/micro_2.html

They are in Burbank. Phone number on bottom page linked above. Here is the homepage:
http://www.microdolly.com
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Old January 4th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Note about the MRail size... It is 1-1/2 meters (a bit under 5 feet):
http://www.mgrip.com/The%20Mrail.html

Skis and Surfboards can go on airlines, so I suppose this could, too. If this is exactly what is needed, it be worth a call to the airlines involved and a visit to their websites.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #4
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You also could take a look at my TwinDolly: it weighs 7 kilos and yet very stable and rigid (maybe a bit to heavy-made for your setup, it has been designed for the more heavy-35mm-camera's -with-zooms..) It runs on worldwide available rigging-truss or on TwinTube. Take a peak on my site: http://www.solidgripsystems.eu/tdsTwindolly.htm

Good Luck.

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