ELECTRONICS ARE THE WAY OF THE FUTURE
As the advancement of electronics has entered the cockpit there have been many different types of devices used. Companies like Garmin and IFly have done wonderful jobs of developing personal aviation navigation devices but, now the Apple IPad has finally made its way on board. With all the different downloadable programs available now, if you get lost flying then, well, maybe you just don’t need to be flying. The biggest problem a lot of pilots who fly smaller aircraft find, however, is space to mount a device of this size without covering either the panel or their outside view. Finding room for even the IPad mini in a Cessna 172 or a Piper Cherokee is challenging in its self but, what about a full size 10 inch IPad, like I own?
THE RIGHT MOUNT WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM
Fellow pilot and Facebook friend Edward Galvis posted his problem-solving solution on a Cessna 172 pilots page on Facebook and it caught my attention. Here is what he wrote.
“After lots of trial and error, I think I found a way to mount my 10.5 inch iPad in the cockpit that meets the following requirements:”
1) doesn’t block my view
2) keeps it off my knee, less head down time
3) easy to reach and use
4) mostly out of the sun
5) not on the yoke
6) doesn’t block any instruments
AMAZON IS YOUR ONE STOP SHOP
Edward purchased all of the on Amazon, here is the list:
Ram Mount Double 1-Inch Ball Adapter
Ram Mount Composite Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases
RAM Twist-Lock Suction Cup Base with 1 inch Ball
Ram Mount Long Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases
Ram Mount X-Grip III Universal Clamping Cradle for 10-Inch Large Tablets (RAMHOLUN9U
All of the separate pieces were purchased for totaling of $121.52.
I would like to see your set-up. Comment to this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org