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Old 03-02-2022, 08:28 AM
Tsabean Tsabean is offline
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Default iPad mini mount

Any suggestions on what works for mounting an iPad mini in the 4?
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Old 03-02-2022, 09:23 AM
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Default I have similar issue

I use a Nexus 7 tablet with AVARE for most of my travels, and with all my instrument (steam mostly) locations, switches and other things I don't want to cover up, I have learned to just use a simple knee pad and live with it. I have toyed with making a simple fold down shelf for the R/H side of the canopy/longeron area that I can adapt to hold my tablet, but I'm also interested in other ideas.
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Old 03-02-2022, 10:47 AM
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Ram mount - the ball is bolted on to the structure, the swivel and mount just screws on.
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Old 03-02-2022, 10:56 AM
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Ram also can be used with a suction cup mount.

I have a complete setup available, PM if interested.
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Old 03-02-2022, 12:15 PM
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Default Many Ways

There are many ways to accomplish getting the base secured. This is in my -6, so I know space is even more limited in the -4, but this is what I did.

I didn't really have any room on my panel to put the ball mount permanently, so I used the RAM Yoke Clamp and clamped it to the back side of my carb heat bowden cable (they have a probably 3/4" "cylinder" on the backside where the guts are). The cable cylinder seems strong, but I don't crank it down it gorilla style just in case it could be crushed. I then used the articulating arm to bring it just in front of my panel, and use their "EZ-Roll'r'" mount for an iPad mini.

I like the setup, and any type of larger iPad really is too big in our planes (except you -10 and -14 guys with all your luxurious cabin space). Hopefully this gives you some ideas:
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Old 03-02-2022, 12:55 PM
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I have used a Ram iPad mount for years and it worked well, what I did not like is the protective case must be removed from the iPad each time it was placed in the mount.
When the new iPad mini 6th gen was introduced, I placed an order and looked around for a mount sized to the new device. I found the Pivot T21A had some neat features allowing the included protective case to be used both in and out of the mount and a latch mechanism to quickly remove the iPad from the mount. I found the mount to be very well constructed.

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Old 03-02-2022, 01:21 PM
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I have a Mini that I use in the RV-3 and the little jet, and honestly, i just let it sit on my leg. The cockpits are small enough that it doesn’t; really go anywhere, and if I have a problem with glare, or the print is small enough that I need to get it closer to read, I don’t have to detach it from a mount - or even a strap.

Not for everyone, but works for me….

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Old 03-02-2022, 01:21 PM
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Default Ram X Grip for all tablets

Been using on mini for 4 years, various ways to attach the x grip to plane, i use ball mount. Will fit WITH PROTECTIVE CASE ATTACHED , Otterbox for me.
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Old 03-02-2022, 02:01 PM
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Default Mygoflight

I would at least check and see if they might have what you need. I have many of their mounts..they are all aluminum, very slick, and can be transferred (or removed) from the cockpit as needed. It's a very high quality product, that, in my opinion, look and works much better than the bulky, plastic RAM mounts. I've had both, and I feel the Mygoflight is far superior..but of course, get out your wallet.....YMMV.
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Old 03-02-2022, 08:47 PM
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Default Homebuilt

As a fun weekend project, I fab’d my own. Just took some scrap aluminum sheet, .060, riveted on a couple of appropriately spaced pieces of scrap U channel to hold the mini. Then a simple bracket to hang the thing from the glare shield with a couple of screws. I then added a leg to the back which rests back against my existing panel to stabilize the mount.
Works well for me.
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