The AirGizmos Panel Dock was designed to securely hold your Garmin 196, 296, 396, or 496 portable GPS. It fits nicely in a standard 6.25" avionics stack. It allows you to quickly remove your portable GPS from your plane for upgrades, flight planning, or for use in your car or boat. It is also a safe way to use your portable GPS, as it is securely held in the panel at all times. The Panel Dock is shipped with a set of mounting hardware necessary for attaching it to an avionics stack. If you intend to install it in a different way, use the included hardware as a reference when deciding what type of installation hardware you will need.
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Not installed yet, but will definitely meet my needs.
Very esay install Well made and a classy addition to the panel
Works great--- this is the 5th one I have used over the years.
Perfect. Using with angled mount. Looks sharp and professional.
price right and fast delivery
Professional panel mount for Garmin GPS that is suitable for my Avid Mark IV experimental aircraft.
Good quality build - flawless in fact, all mounting hardware supplied. I was surprised to find the face wasn't perfectly flat to allow a true flush-mount. Only 4 stars because the price is a little higher than it needs to be for a plastic shell, even though the quality is great.
As the Airgizmos Panel Dock is made out of plastic, there is no FAA PMA for it.
The Airgizmos Panel Dock does come with a hardware mounting kit for installation. The diagram on our page description are the only dimensions available to us from the manufacturer.
Yes, the use of the Airgizmos Panel Dock for the 196-496 will require an external antenna, for example part # 11-00051.
There is a quick release tab which will allow you to pop out the GPS.
The Panel Dock has been designed to |allow the cables that are included |with the |GPS to be used. There are keyholes in the back of the Panel Dock to allow the cables to be inserted with the unique feature of keeping the cables from disappearing behind the panel when the GPS is removed. If desired, you may cover the larger holes using rubber grommets.
This unit alone provides a straight out view. To angle the unit, you would need to purchase the angle adapter separately, see Part # 11-04671.