Guardian Avionics Announces New iFDR Instrument Panel Mount Series for iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and iPhone 6

Posted by on 4/1/2016 to News
Guardian Avionics, the leader in General Aviation OEM and aftermarket TSO Certified and experimental Carbon Monoxide detection systems for production and homebuilt aircraft, is pleased to announce the new iFDR Panel Mount series of instrument panel flush mounts for the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPad Mini, and Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch). Installed within the instrument panel, iFDR Panel Mounts create a clean and safe position for the iPhone or iPad in the cockpit, fully connected to power and data as well as audio. By mounting on the panel, the eyes of the pilot stay out of the lap as found with most kneeboard mounts, and electronics stay out of the way of flight control movement as found with yoke mounts. 
 “The iPad is becoming one of the most important tools for both professional and private pilots” said Ash Vij, President of Guardian Avionics. “Pilots need to keep that tool in their frame of reference in flight… that’s why we felt it important to develop the iFDR Panel Mount series.” 

Designed by the aerospace engineers at Guardian Avionics, iFDR Panel Mounts are constructed of ABS plastic for long-term durability and resistance to temperature fluctuations. Once installed, each mount features a spring-loaded receiver for the iPad or iPhone that allow it to hold securely in the mount and absorb the vibrations in flight. All three models have port positions for the Apple MFi Certified Lightning cable and 3.5mm audio cable (cables sold separately) to allow inflight power as well as connectivity to external GPS, engine management, and audio products installed in the aircraft. 

 “These are just the first products in our new iFDR line of products to better integrate the power and convenience of the iPad and iPhone for use in a variety of General and Business Aviation aircraft.” Vij continued. “We are currently developing mounts for iPad Air and the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro as well as products to connect them to your current avionics easier than ever before.” 

Guardian Avionics is unveiling the iFDR Panel Mounts for iPhone 6, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) at the Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, FL from April 5-10 from their display at Booth B-056 and all units will be available to test and purchase. The iFDR Panel Mount for iPhone 6 is available for $99.00; the iFDR Panel Mount for iPad Mini is available for $149.00; and the iFDR Panel Mount for iPad Pro (12.9-inch) is available for $249.00 at the event. Dealer and distributor inquiries are also welcome. 

About Guardian Avionics 

Based in Tucson, Arizona and established in 1999, Guardian Avionics / CO Guardian is a leading provider of Carbon Monoxide detectors and connected cockpit solutions for General Aviation ranging from portable units to FAA TSO certified models. Guardian Avionics products are featured as standard safety equipment for new aircraft from OEMs including Cessna Aircraft Company, Cirrus Aircraft, Piper Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft Industries, and Beechcraft Corporation.

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