Mounting Arms

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Arms for GPS or PDA units
There are 2 styles of mounting arms available for mounting GPS units and PDAs in gliders.

  • Articulated Arms
    These are double jointed arms.  They are generally more rigid than flex arms but they are a little more difficult to adjust while in flight. The small RAM "A" size arms are OK for light loads (small PDA only) but the RAM "B" size arms are recommended for heavier loads (larger PDA or PDA with GPS).

  • Flex Arms (Goosenecks)
    These are very easy to adjust in flight, but they are less rigid than articulated arms.  They are friction devices which will become less stiff over time as they are used.  However, I include stiffening rods in the longer flex arms to eliminate that problem.   

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Flex Arms (Goosenecks), mounting adapters  
    
  
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NavPad Leg mounted PDA/GPS Mount
 

 
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Articulated arms       
           


Mounting Arm Selection Guide
The photos below are to approximately the same scale.  Click on the images to view larger versions.

 

 

RAM-A-101
3 1/8 inches (80 mm)

RAM-A-101-L
4 5/8" (12 cm)

GNeck2
Gooseneck Flex Arm,  
3" (7.6 cm), 6" (15.2 cm) or 9" (22.9 cm)  
Recommended- Best Option 

RAP-105-6DD
6.38" (162 mm)

 

 

or

  RAM-B-Arm-Short-MBase  
3.75 inches (95 mm)

  RAM-B-Arm-Short-PlBase  
4.375 inches (111 mm)

RAP-B-Arm-Std-MBase
5.0625 inches (129 mm)

 RAP-B-Arm-Std-PlBase 
5.625 inches (143 mm)
Recommended

 RAM-B-Arm-Long-MBase 
7.375 inches (187 mm)

 RAM-B-Arm-Long-PlBase 
8 inches (203 mm)


Suction Cup Mounts 

Suction Cup Mount Selection Guide

Miscellaneous  

Suction cup mounts for GPS Antennas

Suction Cup Mount for GPS Antenna

RAM

Suction Cup Mounts for PDAs, GPSs and GPS Flight Recorders     or   or   or 
RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAM-B-238
or
RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAP-B-238
or
RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAM-B-202

Gn57mmPlate2

Gn57mmPlate2

Gn57mmPlate2 - 57 mm Instrument Hole Mounting PlateSimple square, black, aluminum mounting plate for..

$15.00

Gn57mmPlateDB-9

Gn57mmPlateDB-9

Gn57mmPlateDB-9 - 57 mm Instrument Hole Mounting Plate for DB-9 ConnectorThe Gn57mmDB-9 is a aluminu..

$15.00

GnBase2

GnBase2

Gooseneck Base, RoundThis aluminum base plate was designed for mounting the GNeck2 goosene..

$15.00

GNeck2

GNeck2

Flex Arm, 3, 6, or 9 inch (for PDA mounts) and 12 or 18 inch (for microphones)1/8-27 NPSM Threads,&n..

$25.00

GNeck2-Assy-Panel

GNeck2-Assy-Panel

Flex Arm Assembly, Instrument Panel MountPerfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle to the instru..

$55.00

GNeck2-Assy-Panel-DB-9

GNeck2-Assy-Panel-DB-9

Flex Arm Assembly, Instrument Panel Mount - with Panel Mounted DB-9f Connector - My Favorite Op..

$110.00

GNeck2-Assy-Plate

GNeck2-Assy-Plate

Flex Arm Assembly, With Plate for Small Instrument HolePerfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle..

$55.00

GNeck2-Assy-Plate-DB-9

GNeck2-Assy-Plate-DB-9

Flex Arm Assembly, With DB-9 Mounting Plate for Small Instrument Hole, and Extension CablePerfect fo..

$110.00

GNeck2-Assy-Side

GNeck2-Assy-Side

Flex Arm Assembly, Cockpit Side Wall MountPerfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle to the cockp..

$55.00

GNeckMicAdapterME510

GNeckMicAdapterME510

Gooseneck Microphone Adapter ME510This is a very classy and rugged part. It is used to connect a Pei..

$11.00

GNeckMicAdapterTM170

GNeckMicAdapterTM170

Gooseneck Microphone Adapter TM170This is a very classy and rugged part. It is used to connect a Pei..

$11.00

GNeckMountRA

GNeckMountRA

Mounting Bracket for Gooseneck Flex Arm, Right AngleThis is a very classy and rugged part. It is mac..

$15.00

NavPad

NavPad

NavPad Knee board for PDA or GPSA good, low cost mounting solution for your handheld GPS or PDA in s..

$39.95

RAM-A-101-L

RAM-A-101-L

Articulated Arm, Long, "A" SizeArticulated Aluminum Arm, Length: 4 5/8" (12 cm) from base ..

$50.00

RAM-A-101U

RAM-A-101U

Articulated Arm, Short, "A" SizeArticulated Aluminum Arm, Length: 3 1/8 inches (80 mm) fro..

$31.00

RAM-B-Arm-Long-MBase

RAM-B-Arm-Long-MBase

Articulated Arm, "B" Size Balls, Long Length Metal Arm, Metal Base Plates - HEAVYNote: I recomm..

$37.00

RAM-B-Arm-Long-PlBase

RAM-B-Arm-Long-PlBase

Articulated Arm, "B" Size Balls, Long Length Metal Arm, Plastic Base Plates - HEAVYNote: I..

$35.00

RAM-B-Arm-Short-MBase

RAM-B-Arm-Short-MBase

Articulated Arm, "B" Size Balls, Short Length Metal Arm, Metal Base PlatesNote: I prefer the plastic..

$30.00

RAM-B-Arm-Short-PlBase

RAM-B-Arm-Short-PlBase

Articulated Arm, "B" Size Balls, Short Length Metal Arm, Plastic Base PlatesNote: I prefer the plast..

$28.00

RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAM-B-202

RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAM-B-202

Suction Cup Mount Kit, "B" Size, Plastic 3" Arm and Round Metal BaseThis mount is recommended f..

$48.95

RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAM-B-238

RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAM-B-238

Suction Cup Mount Kit, "B" Size, Plastic 3" Arm and Metal Diamond BaseThis mount is recommended..

$46.00

RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAP-B-238

RAM-B-SCMK-RAP-B-201-RAP-B-238

Suction Cup Mount Kit, "B" Size, Plastic 3" Arm and Plastic Diamond BaseThis mount is reco..

$45.00

RAP-105-6DDU

RAP-105-6DDU

Flex Arm, 6 inchThis is a very stiff flexible arm.  It is not are rugged as the GNeck2&nbs..

$9.95

RAP-B-378-UN12WB

RAP-B-378-UN12WB

Adhesive Mount base "B" Size and Plastic 3" ArmThis mount is recommended for use with all RAM-H..

$170.00

RAP-B-378-UN14WB

RAP-B-378-UN14WB

Adhesive Mount base "B" Size and Plastic 3" ArmThis mount is recommended for use with all RAM-H..

$156.00

RAP-B-Arm-Std-MBase

RAP-B-Arm-Std-MBase

Articulated Arm, "B" Size Balls, Standard Length Plastic Arm, Metal Base PlatesArticulated Arm, Leng..

$27.00

RAP-B-Arm-Std-PlBase

RAP-B-Arm-Std-PlBase

Articulated Arm, "B" Size Balls, Standard Length Plastic Arm, Plastic Base PlatesNote: I recommend t..

$25.00

RAP-UN-CAP-4-BLUEU

RAP-UN-CAP-4-BLUEU

FEATURESIncludes four blue rubber post caps to keep your device secure when mounted in the RAM® X-Gr..

$7.00

RAP-UN-CAP-4-REDU

RAP-UN-CAP-4-REDU

FEATURESIncludes four red rubber post caps to keep your device secure when mounted in the RAM® X-Gri..

$7.00

RAP-UN-CAP-4U

RAP-UN-CAP-4U

FEATURESIncludes four red rubber post caps to keep your device secure when mounted in the RAM® X-Gri..

$7.00

Suction Cup Mount - GPS Antenna

Suction Cup Mount - GPS Antenna

Suction Cup Mount for GPS AntennaThis unit is designed for mounting a small GPS antenna to a car win..

$9.95

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