semipermanent ram mount?

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  1. GeorgeC

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    I put a suction cup mount on my DG and put my 6S+ in an xgrip so that the phone is in portrait mode over the AI. Works okay, but the suction cup barely fits and sometimes falls off.

    I tried a variation on a theme and gorilla glued a tee nut in a 2" disc of 1/4" plywood. The idea is to mount it to the panel with 3m command adhesive strips and then screw in a ram ball.
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    Should work. RAM makes stuff like that all ready to bolt on if that one doesn’t work. (You probably already know that.) I’m looking for a similar solution for my iPad mounted in my radio stack’s empty slots from a second radio and removed Loran unit’s previous location. Just need a solid blank to mount in my stack rails. Might hafta fabricate something.
     
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    RAM makes a round composite mount, but its back is not flat, so there's no surface for the command adhesive to stick to. The aluminum version is flat.
     
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    I worry that the velcro adhesive will leave a residue when removed; command will not.
     
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    Came out okay.
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