November 2010 Issue

GPS Mounting Solutions: RAM Tops Our List

Cockpit-eating GPS displays like the iPad and GPSMAP 696 are nice to look at, but a pain to mount. Heres a look at some helpful products.

The age of the Big GPS unearthed an annoying truth: They dont fit in the cockpit. Now that weve evolved to the Really Big GPS, things have only gotten worse, so any attempt to mount a portable navigator can only be called a varying degree of compromise. But compromise we must, so we recently set out to review a range of gadgets designed to mount a portable navigator in the cockpit in such a way that makes it actually useful. Most of these are from RAM Mount Products, but there are others as well, including stock offerings from the GPS makers. For this article, well concentrate mostly on RAMs offerings.

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