Handheld Radio Mounting Options

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Handheld Radio Mounting Options

Post by hammmike » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:36

I need some ideas on mounting a handheld com and a portable GPS in a 7ac non-elecrtic champ with the small dash. Any pictures of what others are doing would be a great help. I am great at copying other peoples ideas but not good at coming up with them. I have already looked at the forums to try and find some pics and have not had any luck.Thanks Mike

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Post by Mikek » Thu Mar 20, 2008 22:33

hammmike wrote:I need some ideas on mounting a handheld com and a portable GPS in a 7ac non-elecrtic champ with the small dash. Any pictures of what others are doing would be a great help. I am great at copying other peoples ideas but not good at coming up with them. I have already looked at the forums to try and find some pics and have not had any luck.Thanks Mike
You might goto www.aeronca.com and check the photo section also take a look at www.myplaneonline.com and look under aeronca check photo's of members.

Also just noted the photo section at the top of the NAA site

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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Fri Mar 21, 2008 00:03

Jim Vincent has a bunch of pics on his website from when he re-did his panel.

http://www.coastalboatgraphics.com/Aero ... index.html

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Re: Handheld Radio Mounting Options

Post by rkittine » Thu Feb 24, 2011 16:53

I am using RAM mounts for most everything. The GPS is on a Suction Cup mount on the top of the panel as well as the iPhone. My ICOM A20 on another plane and the A24 on this plane is mounted on a RAM belt clip mount. It can be mounted with just one screw for the 1" ball or with a 2 screw ball mount. Work great.
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Post by RRHaldeman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 21:26

I agree with Robert's approach. I'm using RAM mounts for my Garmin 396; my ICOM IC-A22; and for my beer can (I mean POP CAN) holder. If you google RAM mounts, you can locate a wizard that will help select the RAM mount you need.
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Post by james gevay » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:02

This is not my plane, it's owned by a guy from IN and was at Oshkosh 2010. It's not real clear but he had his mounted out of the way on the side panel.
I know most people would like to have them right in front of them and in plain sight, but not me. I also prefer them out of sight of other people when at fly-ins. It keeps them a little less obvious to some who might have sticky fingers. Another reason I don't like adding anything extra to the panel is that it might become a skull splitter some day.


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Post by rkittine » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:42

Good point, which is why I put in Shoulder Harnesses.

I had mine originally mounted on a piece of plexiglass (90% bend to make a mounting shelf) on the side panel down far enough to not interfer with the throttle, but both my A20 and A24 have VOR capability and I have to look down too much in order to change VORs etc.

Let me see if I have an old picture of the side mount.
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Post by rkittine » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:56

Here is how a radio was mounted when I bought the plane and how a friend uses an alumunum box screwed to the side wall in about the same place to hold his. The Belt Clip on the Radio holds it in place.
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Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:05

I"ve put them up in the L/H wing root area. It keeps the cords up and out of the way.
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Post by Holcombe » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:53

That is where I've put mine. High on the left. Use a velcroed aluminum backing plate with a bale for the belt clip. Easy to reach for PTT, and easy to bring down if I need to realy study it. Out of sight but easy to use.
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