MYGOFLIGHT, which makes iPad and tablet gear for pilots, has introduced a new iPad Rail Mount to be used on existing shade monorail systems and a Flex Clip Mount that can replace the use of unreliable/vibrating suction cups or mounted where an EFB had been mounted before.
The Rail Mount works with existing monorail shade systems installed in many aircraft. It pops onto the rail and will stay in place and glide on two roller balls. Once in the desired position, tighten the knob to secure it in place.
The control arm extends down and can be positioned to any angle or height. A slide on the arm holds the adapter that attaches to the Universal Cradle to hold any iPad or tablet, or to the iPad Sport Case for a specific iPad fit. Once attached, the iPad can be viewed in either portrait or landscape by rotating the device.
The Rail Mount retails for $129 and is used with the Universal Cradle ($119) or the Sport Case for iPad ($99 full sized iPad, $89 iPad mini).
The Flex Clip Mount includes a small foot print mounting surface of 1.875 x 1.56 inches base and a Flex Arm that slides into it, offering adjustability and iPad or tablet placement.
It can be secured to the aircraft in one of two ways:
- The four hole pattern on the base will fit any aircraft that has previously mounted an EFB using an AMPs pattern mount;
- The optional 3-inch base with a peel and stick 3M VHB tape that will allow adhesion on smooth surfaces such as panels next to the pilot, clipboard surfaces, and on windows.
This part eliminates the need to use multiple large footprint suction cups that can add vibration and can lose suction in-flight.
The Flex Clip Mount has the Flex Arm attached to it that allows an iPad or tablet to be positioned to the needs of each pilot and works with either the Universal Cradle that will hold any tablet or with the iPad specific line of Sport Cases.
The Universal Cradle holds any tablet and works with any MYGOFLIGHT Mount, including the new Rail and Flex Clip mounts. Made from aluminum, the Sport Cradle allows the device to be secured and rotated between portrait and landscape modes.
The Universal Cradle ($119) will hold the iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air 1/2, iPad mini 1/2/3/4, and any other 7- to 10-inch tablet. The Universal Cradle XL ($129) will hold all full-sized iPads including the new iPad Pro and all of the Microsoft Surface tablets including the Surface Book.
“Securing the iPad or tablet in airplanes is tricky business,” said Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight. “No cockpit was designed with this device in mind. Our new products provide two new ways to secure these devices in ways that are hard mounted, convenient and take up little space. They are a vast improvement to using suction cups which have a tendency to lose suction or vibrate in-flight.”