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Recent reviews for this item:
Joel, October 8, 2011 First, I read another review that National Products was dumb
for putting the thumbscrews on the same side as the ball so
you could not easily tighten or adjust the thumbscrews. Ok,
I thought and I drilled and tapped the other side of the
mount so I could put the thumbscrews on the bottom or the
bracket. One problem sort of solved.
Second, the thumbscrews they supply are plastic. They have
not broken yet but I guarantee if I use this (See 3 below)
they will. They are not Delron or a fiber plastic that is
strong, they are a simple and light gauge plastic.
Third, This is sold as a glare shield mount for aircraft.
That is what I bought it for. Well I have yet to find an
aircraft that this is wide enough to allow the glare shield
to fit into. Including the space for the rubber bumpers
they supply that goes on the end of the thumbscrew this
bracket needs to be almost twice as thick. I have tried
this in Cessna 172's, 182's, 206's and 210's as well as a
VAN's RV and a Piper. Nothing fits and since I drilled and
tapped the other side I am stuck with it.
Stu, February 23, 2009 I have a mount from this company that came with my
GPS, and it's a great example of the kind of work
they can do. This is not. The product is basically
a clamp with a couple thumbscrews going through
it. The idea is that you put a piece of tin
(included) between the thumbscrews and the surface
you're clamping to, so that the thumbscrews don't
mar the surface.
Unfortunately, the piece of tin is not as deep as
the clamp, which gives it a lot of room to wiggle.
As you tighten the thumbscrews, the tin walks
right out of position, so there is really no way
to make it work. Further, the thumbscrews are too
close to the edge. They didn't bother machining a
little slot in the clamp to help hold the tin in
place, either. My impression is that they just
slapped it together and didn't really test it. If
I can figure out all these problems in 10 minutes,
what were they doing? Seriously? Did they even
take it up in an actual airplane??? 'Cause I
tried, and it just flat out didn't work.
I sent an email to RAM Mounts about this and they
never even replied. Way to go, RAM!