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Seeking ideas for mounting my ipad/iphone using foreflight

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Where are owners mounting their iPad and/or iPhone in the CTSW.  I use foreflight as a backup and still have not found a good mount solution that does not block  the "glass instruments and Aria 660" on my panel.

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Here's my solution, have been very pleased with this location since adapting the Ipad mini here.  A larger size device might be more of an obstruction issue, I find the mini is mostly hidden by the pillar.  I'm smaller size at 5'6" and seat position and height of pilot is a factor here as well.  I think my second choice would be off the left side of the panel.  This upper area mount I worked out is rock solid, seems real natural in the scan too.

I run the iPhone off a suction cup mount on the door glass, but that is not used much for flight app's, more so the music and a handy spot to keep it secure.  That works well too, buy Ram products, avoid the China junk.

 

 

 

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I go between grassstripflyboy’s method/location and a ram mount attached to the side of the mushroom like below.  Both are out of the way. I find the mushroom mounting makes it easier to reach when you need to annotate, pan, zoom, etc in ForeFlight. 

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9 minutes ago, johnnyjr said:

I go between grassstripflyboy’s method/location and a ram mount attached to the side of the mushroom like below.  Both are out of the way. I find the mushroom mounting makes it easier to reach when you need to annotate, pan, zoom, etc in ForeFlight. 

 

I have the same setup.  Works nicely.  Mostly out of the way, but still easily accessible and viewable.

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2 hours ago, Tumbleweed said:

What do you mean by mushroom side? Not heard that term before now. 

 

The big pod that the instrument panels are mounted in is mushroom shaped, so it is often referred to as the mushroom.

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Screws.  I went with this RAP-B-202U, the base has some rib features to it, and sanded it down to make a contour that matches the side of mushroom.  There is a seam line on side of mushroom that is stiffer, located it there.  Others have made a stiffener to double on the inside which is also a good idea.  Keep the mount as far aft as you can, so you can use the shortest length arm as possible, less vibration. 

 

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Sounds like either suction mount on the window works or screwed mushroom side mount. For me (so the iPad won’t interfere with the door),  I’ll try screwing in the AMPS mounting plate on the mushroom side seam where the mushroom side is thicker. I’m very curious how you installed a doubler. Is it a small sheet of thick aluminum underneath the mushroom side mount point?

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I use a RAM Goosneck mount bolted to the pax seat bolt on the floor with a small bracket from the center panel lower right screw to steady it. This places the I pad out of the direct sun does not tend to overheat and is easier to read. The bracket holds either a full size or a mini. I prefer the mini because the full size hits my wifes knee some times.

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