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Old 01-23-2015, 10:13 AM
kaweeka kaweeka is offline
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Default iPad use and placement

I just got an iPad mini and I'm wondering how others use their iPad in the cockpit. Not what programs but HOW- knee pad, RAM mount to panel, suction mount anywhere? Interested in your responses. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:40 AM
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Here is what I see when I do a search on "ipad mounting":
Should find all kinds of answers in there.

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Old 01-23-2015, 11:41 AM
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Default Simple knee pad

I use a simple knee pad from Sporty's (about $15) with a Nexus 7 running Garmin Pilot. Velcroed the back of a Poetic cover to attach to knee pad.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:49 AM
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Default My ipad mini mount

I just got an iPad mini and I'm wondering how others use their iPad in the cockpit. Not what programs but HOW- knee pad, RAM mount to panel, suction mount anywhere? Interested in your responses. Thanks in advance.
Here is a photo of my panel and I mounted it to the left side. I like it there, it is out of the way and when I am looking at it I can still see out side the plane. Also with it there, my vent is directed on it so that it will keep the ipad cool and not over heat in the direct sun light. Just an idea.

I think I ordered the actual ipad mount off Ebay for around $10 and then you can order the additonal mounts. I had them lying around so that is why I just ordered the one off of ebay.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:52 PM
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Default Using the Universal mount

I have an RV-7a, and use the Ram Universal mount. However, I chose to remove the mounting foot at the bottom, and instead, carefully, slowly (not all at once), flatten about 1" of the round aluminum stock to about 3/16" inch thick, and roughly 3/4" wide (trim as necessary), then drilled a hole in the center of this flat spot for a #8 screw. Using the bottom-most, inner #8 screw on the kick-panel on the passenger side (covering the fuel lines), attach the bottom of the mount there.

For additional support (obviously required), use an Adel clamp around the aluminum stock, and attach to one of the upper #8 screws holding this same panel. No drilling in the aircraft required! ...And it's in a fairly little-used spot.

Then, carefully bend the mount to a central location between the seats (and above the fuel selector), and trim to the best height to allow leg clearance underneath while sitting and climbing in and out, yet not to high to be in the way of any controls, or panel access. Use whatever cradle is best for your iPad. I use one of the sliding, spring adjusting mounts for easy insertion/extraction.

This position works out well, and it's not too hard to route a charging cable (from a cigarette lighter power source -- no, I don't smoke ) under the panel to the iPad (if you install the iPad in the cradle upside down it's a shorter run) without much cable being exposed to catch on things.

One thing to get used too, is the need to go under the iPad cradle to get too the fuel selector - I don't even notice this anymore. Also, keep something like a soft cloth handy to clean the iPad, and also cover it from prolonged direct sun-light while parked. It will heat up and turn off! ...not so

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Old 01-23-2015, 05:58 PM
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Default My iPad Mini installed in the RV-6

Pic at:
Set up to *just* clear the canopy when closed.
Standard RAM mount.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:13 PM
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Default Nose wheel SB

Charles C,

In looking through the pictures of your airplane I noticed that the bracket that limits nose wheel pivot is on backwards. Just making sure you know there was an SB issued recently on that.

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Old 01-24-2015, 07:47 AM
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left side ram mount. best thing since sliced bread. so much info in the cockpit. glass is good.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:59 AM
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right side ram mount just enough info in the cockpit glass breaks and eats into fuel fund
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:20 AM
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Default 3 seat rv9a?


So that is a how a fighter pilot flies a side by side RV. Stick in the right hand, throttle in the left hand, sitting on the centerline. The wide stance of the rudder pedals leaves a lot of room other systems. This picture cracked me up!
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