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Cumulus Soaring, Inc. offers a variety of flex arm mounting arms and adapters for use with PDAs and GPSs.

Aluminum Parts
I've had to have a few parts made to ensure glider pilots can get the most out of their gliders.  The machined aluminum parts are made on a machining center and black anodized.  They are very nice.


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Cumulus-Cable-RJ45-RJ45-0p5

Cable, 0.5m (19.7 in) RJ45 to RJ45 Straight-Through
This cable is a straight-through RJ45 8-conductor cable. Ferrite tubes are used to reduce emitted electrical noise.

Use with an RJ-Coupler-RJ45-Rj45-Panel to extend the RJ45 PDA port from an LXNAV S7, S8 or S80 to the instrument panel.

Lenth: 0.5 m (19.7 inches)

The photo above shows a 0.3 m
long cable. This cable is 0.5 m
long and has ferrite tubes near
both ends.

$30 In Stock
Cumulus-NP-PFlarm-0p3

Cable, NanoPower to FLARM or PowerFLARM RJ45 Port
This cable connects the NanoPower adapter's RJ45 port to the RJ45 8-pin port on a FLARM or PowerFLARM. This allows a Nano3 to receive and display FLARM, ADS-B and PCAS (Mode C/S transponder) traffic. The NanoPower adapter must be powered with 12V for data transfer to work. This cable does not provide 12V power to the FLARM.

Note: This cable has RJ45 connectors on both ends, but they are wired differently. It is important that the cable is connected in the correct direction. It is clearly marked "<<<< FLARM -----Cumulus-NP-PFlarm------ NanoPower >>>>", but it is up to the installer to connect it correctly.

Lenth: 0.3 m (11.8 inches)

$30 In Stock
GNeck2 Flex Arm, 3, 6, or 9 inch (for PDA mounts) and 12 or 18 inch (for microphones)
1/8-27 NPSM Threads, The GNeck2 gooseneck flex arm is great for mounting a Pocket PC or GPS in a glider.  Gooseneck length options are: 3 in (7.6 cm), 6 in (15.2 cm), 9 in (22.9 cm), 12 in (30.5 cm) and 18 in (45.7 cm).

Most pilots mount the base of the gooseneck on the instrument panel.  It may be mounted through a hole in the panel with a nut on the back, or it may be mounted to the optional GnBase2, or in an instrument hole using a Gn57mmPlate2.   The optional RAM-GN3-238 adapter was designed to allow this GNeck2 gooseneck to be mounted to the back of any RAM cradle or Nimbus cradle.

Note: The 12 in and 18 in long goosenecks are for use with microphones only.  They are not strong enough to support a PDA or GPS.  They are for use with microphones from Becker, Walter Dittel, Filser and Peiker Acustic.  The 1/8-27 NPSM threads are compatible with the M10 threads in the microphone head.  These are the goosenecks I sell with the Peiker Acustic microphone heads.

Specifications:

  • Threads: 1/8-27 NPSM (straight thread) (similar to, but slightly different from M10 threads)
  • Outside diameter of threads: 10 mm (0.39 inches)
  • Diameter of gooseneck: 13 mm (0.51 inches)
  • Diameter of wide part near ends: 16 mm (0.63 inches)

Weights:

  • GNeck2-3in: 1.4 oz (40 g)
  • GNeck2-6in: 2.5 oz (71 g)
  • GNeck2-9in: 3.3 oz (94 g)
  • GNeck2-12in:
  • GNeck2-18in:
  • RAM-GN3-238: 0.7 oz (20 g)
  • GnBase2: 0.4 oz (11 g)
  • Gn57mmPlate2: 0.7 oz (20 g)
3, 6 or 9"
$25

12"
$35

18"
$40

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RAM-A-FV

RAM Mounting Plate for LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, or Nano3 with RAM "A" size (9/16") ball
Th
is is a black anodized machined aluminum part with RAM-A-237U ball. It is designed for use with an LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano or Nano3. The FlarmView and FlarmView 2 are supplied with a 3M VHB mounting tape which attaches them securely to this mount. The Nano and Nano3 can be attached to the mount using Velcro or 3M Dual-Lock (not included). The RJ connector on the back of the FlarmView and FlarmView2 fits nicely though the hole in this mounting plate. The RAM-A-237U ball has a 1/4 -20 male camera thread which threads into the plate.

Material: Aluminum, Black Anodized
Dimensions of plate: 6.5 x 39 x 63 mm (0.26 x 1.54 x 2.48 inches)
The center of the 9/16" ball is about 15 mm (0.59 in) above the surface of the plate.

Note: The FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, and Nano3 are not included.

$33 In
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RAM-A-FV-Std

RAM Mounting Arm for LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, or Nano3
Th
is is a black anodized machined aluminum plate mounted to a standard length RAM "A" size arm. It is designed for use with an LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano or Nano3. The FlarmView and FlarmView 2 are supplied with a 3M VHB mounting tape which attaches them securely to this mount. The Nano and Nano3 can be attached to the mount using Velcro or 3M Dual-Lock (not included). The RJ connector on the back of the FlarmView and FlarmView2 fits nicely though the hole in this mounting plate. The RAM-A-237U ball has a 1/4 -20 male camera thread which threads into the plate.

Material: Aluminum, Black Anodized
Dimensions of plate: 6.5 x 39 x 63 mm (0.26 x 1.54 x 2.48 inches)
Length (fully extented): 83 mm (3.25 inches)

Note: The FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, and Nano3 are not included.

$57 In
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RAM-A-FV-L

RAM Mounting Arm, Long, for LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, or Nano3
Th
is is a black anodized machined aluminum plate mounted to a standard length RAM "A" size arm. It is designed for use with an LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano or Nano3. The FlarmView and FlarmView 2 are supplied with a 3M VHB mounting tape which attaches them securely to this mount. The Nano and Nano3 can be attached to the mount using Velcro or 3M Dual-Lock (not included). The RJ connector on the back of the FlarmView and FlarmView2 fits nicely though the hole in this mounting plate. The RAM-A-237U ball has a 1/4 -20 male camera thread which threads into the plate.

Material: Aluminum, Black Anodized
Dimensions of plate: 6.5 x 39 x 63 mm (0.26 x 1.54 x 2.48 inches)
Length (fully extented): 120 mm (4.75 inches)

Note: The FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, and Nano3 are not included.

$71 In
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RAM-B-FV

RAM Mounting Plate for LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, or Nano3 with RAM "B" size (1") ball
Th
is is a black anodized machined aluminum part with RAM-B-237U ball. It is designed for use with an LXNAV FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano or Nano3. The FlarmView and FlarmView 2 are supplied with a 3M VHB mounting tape which attaches them securely to this mount. The Nano and Nano3 can be attached to the mount using Velcro or 3M Dual-Lock (not included). The RJ connector on the back of the FlarmView and FlarmView2 fits nicely though the hole in this mounting plate. The RAM-B-237U ball has a 1/4 -20 male camera thread which threads into the plate.

Plate Material: aluminum, black anodized
Dimensions of plate: 6.5 x 39 x 63 mm (0.26 x 1.54 x 2.48 inches)
The center of the 9/16" ball is about 20 mm (0.79 in) above the surface of the plate.

Note: The FlarmView, FlarmView2, Nano, and Nano3 are not included.

$27 In
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RAM-GN3-238 Gooseneck Base, diamond shaped
The RAM-GN3-238 was designed to allow a  gooseneck to be mounted to the back of any RAM-HOL cradle or a Cumulus iPAQ cradle.  It can also be used to mount the gooseneck to the instrument panel or canopy side rail.  It has a threaded hole in the middle that the GNeck2 gooseneck is threaded into.  The diamond shaped mounting plate measures 1.32" wide x 2.44" long (33.5 x 62 mm) and has 2 small holes (0.220 diameter, not threaded) for the screws that mount it to the cradle. The centers of the mounting holes are 1.906" (48.4 mm) apart.  A slot is cut into the bottom of the adapter to allow a cable to be routed out the side.  Made of machined and black anodized aluminum, Weight: 0.7 oz (20 g), Gooseneck not included.  Mounting screws included with cradle.
$15 In
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GnBase2 Gooseneck Base, Round
This aluminum base plate was designed for mounting the GNeck2 gooseneck to the instrument panel.  It is 1.22" (31 mm) in diameter.  It can also be used to connect the other end of the gooseneck to the back of a Cambridge CAA-128 cradle. The mounting holes are also aligned for use with a Cambridge CAA-127 instrument hole mounting plate.  It is nice for use on thin instrument panels where mounting the gooseneck through a hole in the panel is not ideal.  Mounting screws are included. Made of machined and black anodized aluminum.  The screw holes are threaded so no nuts are required.  Weight: 0.4 oz (11 g), The mounting holes are: 4 x #4x40 through, equally spaced on a 1.00" bolt circle.
  $15 In
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GNeckMicAdapterTM168

Gooseneck Microphone Adapter TM168
This is a very classy and rugged part. It is used to connect a Peiker microphone head to a GNeck2 gooseneck flex arm. It is designed to make a gradual transition from the gooseneck diameter to the microphone head diameter. It also adapts from the U.S. threads on the gooseneck to the metric threads on the microphone head. It is machined from a block of aluminum and black anodized.
It mates perfectly to a Peiker TM168 microphone head, but the M10 threads on the microphone end fit into most glider microphone heads.

Threads:

  • Female 1/8-27 NPSM (straight thread) (similar to, but slightly different from M10 threads), for connection to GNeck2 gooseneck flex arm
  • Male M10 Threads for connection to Peiker TM168 or similar microphone head

Dimensions:
Length of main body (not including male threaded part): 0.78 inches (20 mm)
Length of male M10 threads which thread into the microphone head: 0.276 inches (7 mm)
Major diameter: 0.82 inches (21 mm)
Minor diamter: inches 0.6 inches (15 mm)

 

$11 In
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GNeckMicAdapterTM170

Gooseneck Microphone Adapter TM170
This is a very classy and rugged part. It is used to connect a Peiker microphone head to a GNeck2 gooseneck flex arm. It is designed to make a gradual transition from the gooseneck diameter to the microphone head diameter. It also adapts from the U.S. threads on the gooseneck to the metric threads on the microphone head. It is machined from a block of aluminum and black anodized.
It mates perfectly to a Peiker TM170 microphone head, but the M10 threads on the microphone end fit into most glider microphone heads.

Threads:

  • Female 1/8-27 NPSM (straight thread) (similar to, but slightly different from M10 threads), for connection to GNeck2 gooseneck flex arm
  • Male M10 Threads for connection to Peiker TM170 or similar microphone head

Dimensions:
Length of main body (not including male threaded part): 0.78 inches (20 mm)
Length of male M10 threads which thread into the microphone head: 0.276 inches (7 mm)
Major diameter: 0.9 inches (23 mm)
Minor diamter: 0.69 inches (18 mm)

 

$11 In
Stock

 

GNeckMountRA

Mounting Bracket for Gooseneck Flex Arm, Right Angle
This is a very classy and rugged part. It is machined from a block of aluminum and black anodized. It is perfect for mounting a GNeck2 gooseneck flex arm on the cockpit side wall or the side of the instrument panel.
The mounting hole slots are designed to fit the existing mounting hole positions of Becker and Dittel goosenecks - so you can use your existing mounting holes.

Threads: female 1/8-27 NPSM (straight thread) (similar to, but slightly different from M10 threads)

Dimensions:
Length: 2 1/8 inches (54 mm)
Width: 5/8 inches (11 mm)
Height: 5/8 inches (11 mm)

 

$15 In
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Gn57mmPlate2 Gn57mmPlate2 - 57 mm Instrument Hole Mounting Plate
Simple square, black, aluminum mounting plate for use in a 57 mm instrument hole.  It has a hole for a GNeck2 gooseneck and a small slot for passing the power/data cable through the edge of the plate.  Mounting screws are included. The screw holes are threaded so no nuts are required. 
Dimensions: 2.4" x 2.4" x 0.094" (61 x 61 x  2.4 mm)
Weight: 0.7 oz (20 g)
 
photo below includes optional parts
$15 In
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Gn57mmPlateDB-9 Gn57mmPlateDB-9 - 57 mm Instrument Hole Mounting Plate for DB-9 Connector
The Gn57mmDB-9 is a aluminum plate designed to allow you to mount a CAI-Pnl or LX7007-Pnl's panel connector in a small 57 mm instrument hole.  The CAI-Pnl is an extension cable that brings the DB-9f connector on the back of a Cambridge 302 up to the instrument panel.  The LX7007-Pnl does the same for an LX-7007.  The plate also has a hole for a GNeck2 gooseneck.  Mounting screws are included. The 4 mounting screw holes are threaded so no nuts are required. 
Dimensions: 2.4" x 2.4" x 0.094" (61 x 61 x  2.4 mm)
Weight: 0.8 oz (23 g)

Note: Nimbus PDA Cradle, GNeck2 Gooseneck and CAI-Pnl (shown in photos at right) or LX7007-Pnl cable sold separately.

 
photos below include optional parts
$15 In
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GNeck2-Assy-Thru Flex Arm Assembly, Through Panel Mount
Perfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle to the instrument panel of your sailplane.  The threads of the flex arm go through a 10 mm hole in the instrument panel and are secured by a lock washer and nut (included) on the back of the instrument panel.  This option works well with rigid panels such as those made of aluminum, but I recommend the GNeck2-Assy-Panel for instrument panels of fiberglass or carbon fiber because it offers a more rigid solution. The flex arm is available in 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths.  The photo at right shows the 6 inch model.

Included

  • RAM-GN3-238 Diamond Shaped Adapter
  • GNeck2 Flex Arm, 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths

Note: Most customers are satisfied with the rigidness of these goosenecks.  However, they are friction devices and the longer length units are less stiff than the short length units. Gooseneck flex arms work best when positioned more or less straight.  They will hold much less load when bent with a sharp angle - such as a right angle bend.

$40 In
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GNeck2-Assy-Panel Flex Arm Assembly, Instrument Panel Mount
Perfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle to the instrument panel of your sailplane.  I recommend this option over the GNeck2-Assy-Thru because it offers a more rigid system which is especially important when mounting to fiberglass or carbon fiber instrument panels.  Also, the GnBase2 mounts on the front (pilot side) of the panel and the flex arm screws into it - so the flex arm can be removed quickly and easily without the need to get behind the panel. 

The flex arm is available in 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths.  The photo at right shows the 6 inch model.

Included

  • RAM-GN3-238 Diamond Shaped Adapter
  • GNeck2 Flex Arm, 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths
  • GnBase2, Round panel adapter with mounting screws

Note: Most customers are satisfied with the rigidness of these goosenecks.  However, they are friction devices and the longer length units are less stiff than the short length units. Gooseneck flex arms work best when positioned more or less straight.  They will hold much less load when bent with a sharp angle - such as a right angle bend.

$55 In
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GNeck2-Assy-Panel-DB-9 Flex Arm Assembly, Instrument Panel Mount - with Panel Mounted DB-9f Connector - My Favorite Option
Perfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle to the instrument panel of your sailplane.  I recommend this option over the GNeck2-Assy-Thru because it offers a more rigid system which is especially important when mounting to fiberglass or carbon fiber instrument panels.  Also, the GnBase2 mounts on the front (pilot side) of the panel and the flex arm screws into it - so the flex arm can be removed quickly and easily without the need to get behind the panel.  The panel mounted DB-9f connector is the panel end of either a CAI-Pnl-0.5 or LX7007-Pnl-0.5 cable. The CAI-Pnl-0.5 cable runs from the back of a Cambridge 302 or Goddard PS-5a power converter or Borgelt PDA-PS power converter to a panel mounted DB-9f connector.  The LX7007-Pnl-0.5 runs from the back of an LX7007 to a panel mounted DB-9f connector.  The panel end of either of those cables mounts to the back of the instrument panel and is accessible through a small rectangular hole in the panel.  The panel connector can be used to connect to a PDA or PC.

The flex arm is available in 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths.  The photo at right shows the 6 inch model.

Included

Panel Hole Drawing for Panel Mounted DB-9f Connector

Note: Most customers are satisfied with the rigidness of these goosenecks.  However, they are friction devices and the longer length units are less stiff than the short length units. Gooseneck flex arms work best when positioned more or less straight.  They will hold much less load when bent with a sharp angle - such as a right angle bend.


photos below include optional parts -
cradle not included

$110 In
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GNeck2-Assy-Side Flex Arm Assembly, Cockpit Side Wall Mount
Perfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle to the cockpit side wall of your sailplane.  The right angle adapter allows the flex arm to be mounted parallel to the side wall - just like a boom microphone.  Or it could be mounted to the side of the instrument panel.  The flex arm is available in 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths.  The photo at right shows the 6 inch model.

Included

Note: Most customers are satisfied with the rigidness of these goosenecks.  However, they are friction devices and the longer length units are less stiff than the short length units. Gooseneck flex arms work best when positioned more or less straight.  They will hold much less load when bent with a sharp angle - such as a right angle bend.

$57 In
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GNeck2-Assy-Plate Flex Arm Assembly, With Plate for Small Instrument Hole
Perfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle into a spare small 57 mm (2 1/4") instrument hole.  Made of machined and black anodized aluminum. 

The flex arm is available in 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths.  The photo at right shows the 6 inch model.

Included

  • RAM-GN3-238 Diamond Shaped Adapter
  • GNeck2 Flex Arm, 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths
  • GN57mmPlate2, mounting plate for small 57 mm (2 1/4") instrument hole, mounting screws included

Note: Most customers are satisfied with the rigidness of these goosenecks.  However, they are friction devices and the longer length units are less stiff than the short length units. Gooseneck flex arms work best when positioned more or less straight.  They will hold much less load when bent with a sharp angle - such as a right angle bend.

$55 In
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GNeck2-Assy-Plate-DB-9 Flex Arm Assembly, With DB-9 Mounting Plate for Small Instrument Hole, and Extension Cable
Perfect for mounting and RAM or Nimbus cradle into a spare small 57 mm (2 1/4") instrument hole.  Made of machined and black anodized aluminum. The panel mounted DB-9f connector is the panel end of either a CAI-Pnl-0.5 or LX7007-Pnl-0.5 cable. The CAI-Pnl-0.5 cable runs from the back of a Cambridge 302 or Goddard PS-5a power converter or Borgelt PDA-PS power converter to a panel mounted DB-9f connector.  The LX7007-Pnl-0.5 runs from the back of an LX7007 to a panel mounted DB-9f connector.  The panel end of either of those cables mounts to the back of the GN57mmPlateDB-9.  The panel connector can be used to connect to a PDA or PC.

The flex arm is available in 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm) and 9 in (229 mm) lengths.  The photo at right shows the 6 inch model.

Included

Note: Most customers are satisfied with the rigidness of these goosenecks.  However, they are friction devices and the longer length units are less stiff than the short length units. Gooseneck flex arms work best when positioned more or less straight.  They will hold much less load when bent with a sharp angle - such as a right angle bend.

$110 In
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Instr-Hole-Filler-57mm

Instrument Hole Filler, 2 1/4" (57 mm)
machined from aircraft grade aluminum, black anodized, The adapter face is raised 0.075" to give the flush panel look. Mounting screws and nuts are included.

$18 In
Stock
Instr-Hole-Filler-80mm

Instrument Hole Filler, 3 1/8" (80 mm)
machined from aircraft grade aluminum, black anodized, The adapter face is raised 0.075" to give the flush panel look. Mounting screws and nuts are included.

$19 In
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Instr-Hole-Reducer

Instrument Hole Reducer
for mounting a 2 1/4" (57 mm) instrument into a 3 1/8 " (80 mm) instrument hole, The adapter face is raised 0.075" to give the flush panel look. machined from aluminum, black anodized, mounting screws and nuts are included

$25 In
Stock

Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


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