AirGizmos Panel Dock for the 795/796 follows in the tradition of their other products by holding the GPS securely in the panel while allowing the GPS to be easily removed from the plane for flight planning or for use in a different plane.
The 796 is a big step up in capability from its predecessor, the 696, but it is also a bit larger. This meant that they had to take extra care to minimize the footprint that it will occupy in your panel. By sculpting the top and bottom of the panel dock, they were able to keep the overall dimensions to 6.25" wide by 8" tall. If you already have the 696 Panel Dock installed you will be pleased to know that the new 796 Panel Dock is designed to fit in the same opening. The screw holes are in the same location as well. So you should be able to easily upgrade.
Included on the panel dock is an actuator "button" for accessing the on/off switch that is located on top of the device. This allows you to turn the GPS on or off, or set the brightness, without removing the GPS from the panel.
As with the 696 Panel Dock, they have included a cooling port on the back of the 795/796 Panel Dock. This port is compatible with standard avionics cooling fans if you decide you want to use this feature.
Perfect install on a Piper Archer. Took less than two hours to install along with the angle adapter.
No, you do not have to if you want to use the cig mount that comes with the 796/795. If you want to hard wire the 796/795 to the aircraft yes, you will need to order the 796/795 power data cable as shown in the accessories tab on the 796/795 page.
This Airgizmos panel dock does not have FAA STC Approval. Please contact your local aviation authority for confirmation on whether this can be legally installed in your certified aircraft.
Per the manufacturer: If you already have the 696 Panel Dock installed you will be pleased to know that the new 796 Panel Dock is designed to fit in the same opening. The screw holes are in the same location as well. So you should be able to easily upgrade.