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October 10, 2012

RAM Aviation Mounts

RAM makes mounts for almost any purpose.  The mounts are rugged and come with a lifetime warranty.  There are a plethora or location for mounting devices in a plane.  RAM has most of those locations covered.

The most popular location for mounting on a plane is the yoke.  RAM manufactures the RAM-B-121 (metal) and RAP-B-121 (heavy composite plastic) lines for use on a yoke.  The clamp mount opens up to 1.25 inches.  Both arewell made.  We like the RAP-B-121 as it’s rugged and you can save a few dollars over the RAM-B-121 variety.

Another popular mounting location is the glare shield.  This is the location that is located just above the controls and blocks the sun glare.  RAM’s RAM-B-177 line clasps to the glare shield.  These fit up to 1.25 inches wide.

The suction cup line is popular as well.  We recommend RAM’s RAM-B-166 line.  This includes RAM’s best suction cup as you do not want the suction failing while in the air.  With a pivot point at the base and cradle, you can angle this very easily.

Here are some examples of the mounts we just reviewed.

RAM RAM-B-177-BC1 Radio Mount

RAM RAM-B-177-BC1 Radio Mount

RAM RAM-B-166-AP8U Apple iPad Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAM-B-166-AP8U Apple iPad Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-UN9 Universal large Tablet Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-UN9 Universal large Tablet Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-GA38U Garmin GPSMAP 695 Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-121-GA38U Garmin GPSMAP 695 Yoke Mount

RAM RAM-B-177 Aera Mount in Use

RAM RAM-B-177 Aera Mount in Use

July 11, 2012

Aviation Mounts for the Garmin Aera GPS

Filed under: GPS Mounts and Accessories — Tags: — mountguys @ 11:52 am

Garmin’s current GPS line for aviation is called the Aera.  There are several models that include the 500, 510, 550, 560, 795, 796.  The Aera comes with a powered cradle that includes a hardwire and an audio jack.  The mount that comes with the cradle, not so great.

Fortunately, RAM Mounts has come through with an excellent alternative.  Most are made of marine grade metal and will bolt to the back of the powered cradle using the same screws that came with your GPS.

As always, we present some pictures for your consideration.

Attachment of the RAM base to the Garmin Aera

Attachment of the RAM base to the Garmin Aera

Glare shield mount for Garmin Aera

Glare shield mount for Garmin Aera

Suction cup mount for Garmin Aera

Suction cup mount for Garmin Aera

Yoke mount for the Garmin Aera

Yoke mount for the Garmin Aera

Flat surface mount for the Garmin Aera

Flat surface mount for the Garmin Aera

 

 

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