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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by CFIDave » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:52 pm

Colin wrote:Hmm, you are making me reconsider my dedication to the Mini. If it were on the pilot side and in a DA42, do you think it would be in the way?
If I still had my DA42 I'd stick with an iPad Mini. I don't think you could mount a full-size iPad in a 40/42 without it getting in the way. Apple needs to come out with an "iPad Mini Pro."
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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by Wilfried » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:55 pm

Did any of the DA42 owners in this forum install the

Optional SB 42NG-068 Date 2017-12-05
Retrofit Installation of Tablet Mount on the Canopy Frame

I was just asking my shop for a quote.
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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by carym » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:59 pm

Colin wrote:Hmm, you are making me reconsider my dedication to the Mini. If it were on the pilot side and in a DA42, do you think it would be in the way?

It does look gorgeous and huge.
Colin,
I had my full size iPad mounted on the pilot's side (using a RAM ball mount) and never felt that it was "in the way". I always waited until the plane was started and safe before moving the iPad from my lap to the mount. Just another point of view for you to consider.
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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by neema » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:54 pm

Colin wrote:Hmm, you are making me reconsider my dedication to the Mini. If it were on the pilot side and in a DA42, do you think it would be in the way?

It does look gorgeous and huge.
A mini in a 42 cockpit feels like it get in the way as is. A 10" iPad pro wouldn't fit on the pilot side unless I got out
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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by TwinStarScott » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:35 am

RAM mounts are great, yet have found products by mygoflight.com even better:
http://mgfproducts.com/aviation
I've used both and yet switched to mygoflight products many years ago and have never looked back since making the change.
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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by Wilfried » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:13 pm

Hi Scott,

Interesting! What configuration do you use?
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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by rdrobson » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:22 pm

ScottSutton wrote:RAM mounts are great, yet have found products by mygoflight.com even better:
http://mgfproducts.com/aviation
I've used both and yet switched to mygoflight products many years ago and have never looked back since making the change.
Those look nice but on a first glance I didn't see any mounts that matched the mounting holes already in the DA62. I'll contact the company and see if they have something.

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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by TwinStarScott » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 pm

You might get the best results if you ask for Dominic at mygoflight. If you still hit a dead end, please feel free to call me as I've been tinkering around with all kinds of different combinations for several years now. 360-658-8866 (pacific time)

On a related note the smaller Garmin Aera 660's can be a terrific option and can supplement the use of ipad's - plus they can cut down the amount for heads down time swiping at an ipad. Also, the 660's have superior screen visibility in bright sunlight, don't suffer from heat problems and can minimize ipad swipes - especially for those of us who do not have the SV feature on our G1000 PFD. These units (ipad with a 660) used together is an awesome combination (IMHO).

Finally, for ipad cooling (to avoid untimely ipad shutdowns in our greenhouse airplanes), check out:
https://x-naut.com/
Mygoflight has a slick adapter for these as well.

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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by TwinStarScott » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:48 pm

For whatever it's worth, here's one more link regarding the x-naut:

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Re: iPad Mount Options

Post by ememic99 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:32 pm

ScottSutton wrote:RAM mounts are great, yet have found products by mygoflight.com even better:
http://mgfproducts.com/aviation
I've used both and yet switched to mygoflight products many years ago and have never looked back since making the change.
What exactly do you use in DA42?

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