July 10, 2020
Apco has developed a Velcro magnetic holder that allows you to easily and flexibly fix your smartphone on a flight deck during flight. Apcos magnetic holder for smartphones on the cockpit. // Source: Apco This holder is not magic, but it was cleverly solved for the needs of paragliders: Many pilots use their smartphones as an instrument cluster in flight today. Sometimes it also serves as a camera. If you have your cell phone cover with a Velcro strip on the back as usual, you sometimes have to fight a bit in the air to detach the device from the Velcro surface. The Israeli paraglider manufacturer Apco has recently come up with a useful alternative in the accessories program: it is a small magnetic plate sewn into fabric that can be easily attached to the cockpit. On the smartphone itself, no Velcro is needed, just a suitable, glued-on metal plate as a counterpart.
This article has been translated for your convenience and was originally written in alemão.
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