A new flush mounting system to dock and fully integrate your Apple iPad Air or 9.7-in Pro into your aircraft instrument panel.
Fits iPad Models:
- Air (A1474, A1475)
- Air 2 (A1566, A1567)
- Pro 9.7" (A1673, A1674, A1675)
- iPad (A1822, A1823) - Modification to mount using included kit must be made for proper fit.
The smartPanel Mount for Apple iPad Air (1 & 2) and iPad Pro 9.7-in is a new flush mounting system to easily dock and seamlessly integrate your existing iPad into your aircraft instrument panel -- giving it a clean, professional appearance in an easy to view position! Once installed, the smartPanel mount allows your iPad to be docked in seconds, fully connected to power and audio with built-in cable ports. Removal is just as easy -- just slide, push, and remove!
The thin and powerful iPad Air 2 and the new iPad Pro 9.7-in model are becoming very popular in aviation with ample screen size for viewing and a bright Retina display for superior visibility in even the brightest of cockpits. The smartPanel Mount for iPad Air & Pro 9.7-in brings that functionality and performance within easy reach and sight, beautifully transforming your new or existing panel.
Now Approved for FAA Certified Part 23 Aircraft and Part 27 and 29 Rotorcraft
All smartPanel Mounts from Guardian Avionics are approved for installation in certified aircraft and rotorcraft under 14 CFR Part 23, 27 and 29 as "Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment" (NORSEE) as outlined in FAA memorandum number PS-AIR-21.8-1602. Mounts and power supplies may be installed as a minor alteration.
Designed for General Aviation in mind
The smartPanel Mount for iPad Air and Pro 9.7-in was designed by aerospace engineers to perform in the unique environment of the cockpit. The spring actuated mounting cradle securely holds the iPad in place during the roughest of turbulence. The clean, flush mount has a shallow chassis allowing it to be easily installed in even the smallest of instrument panels. Built-in ports for the Apple Lightning plug and a 3.5mm audio cable help keep cables safely and securely positioned behind the panel, allowing you the ability to connect to power, data, and audio without the cord mess.
Keep it cool
As they are being used, iPads generate heat that can affect performance -- resulting in a high-temperature shut down when you might need it most! Pilots have found this out the hard way when using a temporary mounting solution like Velcro to attach their unit to the instrument panel. The smartPanel Mount was designed with cooling in mind. Each mount has a 5/8" tapered hose / tube port built-in, allowing you to attach it to a standard avionics cooling fan. Each panel mounting tray features cooling channels to circulate air behind your iPad to keep it cool even under the heaviest of use.
The smartPanel Mount is designed for easy installation in your panel. Each durable molded ABS plastic unit is self-contained and mounts with only four screws. Our installation drawings give you the exact panel cutout details and screw positions in either PDF or AutoCAD DXF for precise cuts. The smartPanel Mount for iPad Air and Pro 9.7-in requires a 9.485" long and 7.057" high panel cutout and can be mounted either horizontally or vertically.
Mount in Automobiles, Boats, RVs, and Displays too!
Though the smartPanel Mount for iPad Air / Pro was designed for use in aircraft, the durable construction and well-designed flush mount can be used easily for a wide variety of applications -- wherever there is a flat surface!
- Automobile - - A great custom dashboard mount for custom cars, auto restorations, or to incorporate into your own upgrade design to customize your car or truck. An easy way to add a clean and custom navigation display in any vehicle!
- Marine / Boats - The thin profile flush mount works well to create a custom bridge display in your boat, yacht, or watercraft for charts, weather, and navigation information. Mount in the wall of your cabin for a space-saving entertainment / communication / information system!
- Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and Campers - Create a custom mount in the wall of your trailer, RV, or mobile home to have a simple entertainment and communication system while saving space!
- Displays / Office / Home Use - An easy-to-install custom flush mount to add to trade show displays, retail kiosks, educational exhibits, home entertainment systems, and home management systems.