Maybe folks can save me from reinventing
the wheel a stand for a wheel.
I need to support a tricked-out Fig Rig -- which has the stability of a unicycle -- in a more-or-less horizontal orientation when it's set down for a moment.
Permanent legs/outriggers will compromise ergonomics and versatility.
A cradle/c-stand/tripod has to be set up in one place, which compromises the convenience and efficiency of roving with the camera. This -- apart from being out of production and unavailable -- is a problem with the useful (but ungainly) cradle designed for the rig by Sinivision.
Maybe quick-attachable/detachable collabsible kickstands of some sort on the rig's crossbar (or -- probably better -- on the rails). Like the Upstand bike kickstand (but out of the box its size and angles probably aren't right): attached a link but our site seems to delete it - it's a tent-pole-collapsible carbon-fibre tube which magnetically quick-attaches/detaches over a small angled tab with a narrow diameter collar which attaches over a bike hub skewer (or small bolt - like the one on rail thumb-tighteners)..
The Fig Rig improves my camerawork, and the curved bottom and lower grip (which create the instability) provide a versatile grip and pivot points for panning and tilting while stabilized on a surface or object. But if I set the rig down for a moment to attend to it (with both hands) or to something else, it's only stable if the back of the camera rests on the ground (if I lean it back), or the lens area (if I lean it forward). Thanks for any advice/thoughts.