Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard

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Product ID: 2810A

New, improved design

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our existing products. Customer feedback, real world test trials, and improvements in technology have led to this new and improved design. This kneeboard hold the iPad right where you need it. An integrated kickstand helps reduce glare while a simple rotation mechanism allows portrait or landscape viewing. The side flap is covered with soft velvet material for attaching any of Sporty’s Flight Gear HP Gear Mods.

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New, improved design

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our existing products. Customer feedback, real world test trials, and improvements in technology have led to this new and improved design. This kneeboard hold the iPad right where you need it. An integrated kickstand helps reduce glare while a simple rotation mechanism allows portrait or landscape viewing. The side flap is covered with soft velvet material for attaching any of Sporty’s Flight Gear HP Gear Mods.

Features:

  • Four elastic bands lock the iPad kneeboard into place
  • Removable board permits both vertical and horizontal mounting options
  • Contoured back and elastic strap securely hold the kneeboard on your leg
  • External chart pocket and ID holder
  • Two internal, low-profile side pockets
  • Zippered pocket with protective flap to protect iPad screen
  • Pen/stylus holder
  • Accepts Gear Mods
Choose from two models: iPad Mini (fits versions 1-4), or full size iPad (Air 1-2, Pro 9.7", iPad 2017; fits Pro 10.5" but it's tight).

John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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The iPad Bifold HP Kneeboard is my favorite way to organize the iPad while flying. It's never in the way and it helps keep a few extras nearby like pens and charging cables. I also love how versatile it is. I can use it as a lap desk, let the side hang down my leg or fold it under to be the most compact. It also easily fits in my flight bag.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
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4.4 / 5
Reliability
4.2 / 5
Performance
3.9 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.9 / 5
Value
4.0 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (25)
No (2)
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Takes some getting used to
Takes some getting used to, but good value for the monet
December 16, 2017
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
iPad Pro 10.5 edges cut off
Overall I am very happy with this kneeboard, great product and I can carry it around for daily use as well. One minor complaint I have is that the elastic bands cover the corners of the screen. I can adjust them to have full view, but they occasionally slide off the edges, which I could see ending very badly. If you are handy with a needle (or have a wonderful spouse with the talent) you could probably sew up the elastic to have the best of both worlds. In any event, still a good product as far as I'm concerned. Maybe a smidge big in a helicopter (still more than usable), perfect in fixed wing.
December 8, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
The kneeboard seems durable but if your aircraft has a smaller cabin I would not recommend it. It’s bulky and touching everywhere in my Diamond DA40. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad product but not a good fit for my situation.
December 6, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Versatile, useful, good value
The kneeboard fits my 9.7 iPad well, and I appreciate the flexibility in tilting and rotating the unit, The elastic straps that hold the iPad do obstruct use of the on/off and volume controls somewhat, but otherwise it appears to be a great value for the money.
December 4, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Awesome Knee-Board. Only one complaint!
My ONLY complaint about this knee-board is that it only has Velcro on the bottom to hold the iPad in place when flat. It also has Velcro in the middle to hold it with the prop-up configuration, but I prefer the iPad to be flat on my leg for the aircraft I fly in (Diamond DA-20 Katana).

If I decide to turn the iPad horizontal, then both Velcro straps hold the iPad securely in place.

That aside, I love everything else about this knee-board. As long as I don;t hit severe turbulence, I feel confident my iPad should be okay for my cross country flights.
November 29, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Well built but cramped for iPad Pro
A little too small for iPad Pro 10.5”. Bands holding iPad cover some selection points.
November 28, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Decent for the price
The knee pad is nice for the price. The straps cover the buttons on my iPad making it a little awkward to use them. The case is nice and the strap is wide and holds well. About the right size for a small airplane like a 172. If I flew more often, I would upgrade to a fancier, albeit more costly knee pad. But for the occasional pilot, it is a good value for the money.
November 28, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
IPad Pro 10.5"
Thought this would be more economical kneeboard for my new IPad Pro 10.5". My IPad could barely get into the elastic bands. In flight, the Velcro could not hold the IPad on the kneeboard. The tilt-up feature was totally useless. Flying in a G1000 172, I finally gave up and handed the IPad to my daughter copilot. This kneeboard needs a serious rework before it can handle the 10.5" IPad Pro. Would not recommend for the new Pro IPad. I'm an ATP/CFII
November 27, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good for the price
Overall a good kneeboard. The only real complaint is that the elastic straps that hold my ipad Pro in place covers a portion of the screen at the corners. This definitely can have an impact if you use the Foreflight app which uses the entire screen and the buttons in the corners are covered. I mostly solved the problem by rolling the elastic in half so that it doubled under itself and didn't block the screen as much.
November 23, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Hp iPad mini knee board holder works great.
I started flight instructing again in C172s and needed a way to hold my iPad mini my phone and a backup battery. The HP keeep everything organized and it is a great way to protect things too. I wasn’t sure I would like the Velcro pop up stand but I use quite a bit.
November 18, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
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Will this secure the iPad during aerobatics? I'm looking for a sturdy iPad kneeboard that isn't bulky, will hold things in place during aerobatics, and won't pop off when my g-suit inflates.
A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have this knee-board and I love it! But ... I would not trust it in aerobatics. The Velcro just holds the bottom of the iPad in place to keep it from sliding around during normal operations. After having this for a week, I am certain your iPad would fly right off in high G situations.
What size iPad with this accommodate?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are two options - one for the iPad Mini size (1-4), and one for iPad Air 1-2/iPad Pro 9.7".
Is it possible to rotate this to wear on the left leg?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is possible to rotate this to use on the left leg.
Will this case hold the IPad Pro 10.5"? There are two similar questions that appear to conflict.
A shopper on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will hold the 10.5 iPad.
Will it hold the iPad Pro 10.5" ?
JoeyG on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This WILL fit the pro 10.5”. This will not fit the 12” pro.
Will it work with the Apple Smart case?
Chris C on Dec 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The elastic straps that secure the iPad to the kneeboard have enough elasticity to stretch over the iPad while in a smart case. However, doing this will add bulk to an already less than slim case.
I know it states what iPads it holds, but can it also fit older model iPads?
Casey Pederson on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The biggest factor is the screen size. I just got my new knee-board a few days ago and love it. It has elastic straps that hold the iPad in place. So it is not like some hard case mounts that are ultra specific.

My iPad is a 9.7" screen, but is 11" exactly from corner to corner. If your iPad (or other tablet, for that matter) measures around that, you should be good to go with this knee-board. OH! And it is comfortable, too! My only wish is that they had another Velcro strap at the top, too, for extra hold when i have the knee-board flat, as in my aircraft I actually prefer NOT to prop it up.

Hope that helps.
Good morning. Do you sell your products to Spain?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes we ship worldwide.
Will an iPad Mini, mounted in a Pivot protective case, fit in the corner elastic straps?
John W on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should fit. If it does not you can return the kneeboard.
It will not fit to 10.5 iPad pro?
Paorab on Aug 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will fit the 10.5.
Does this come with the pouch included in picture 2/16 to hold a charger?
S A on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The pouch is an available option.
Can you put your license in the front?
Elizardo M on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not have a place to put the your license in the front.
Is there a Clipboard clip on top of front top of outside cover for holding paper?
Uffda on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is not a clip on the top to hold papers.
Does this have leg straps or does it simply sit on your leg?
Karen B on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The knee board has leg straps that attach around your leg with velco.
my I-pad is 5.25 x 8. will this fit???
Don C on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Probably. My i pad is the larger one. I believe they make a smaller version for your iPad
Does this kneeboard have a tilt function so you can elevate screen for a better view?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. It tilts and rotates.
Will this product work with a Samsung tablet of the same size as the mini?
RE/MAX E on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will fit the Samsung Tablet. The clips that hold the edges of the tablet are able to expand.
Does it rotate from portrait to landscape, or is it Velcro?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is velcro, so you can switch from one to the other quickly.
What are the measurements of the knee board?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Mini is 7"w x 9.5"h; the Air/Pro model is 8.5"w x 11"h.
Will it fit an iPad it's an otter box on it?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, an Otterbox is going to be just a little too thick.
I am a helicopter pilot and want to use this on the left leg as I rest my right arm for the cyclic. Can I simply flip it "upside down" so I can use it on my left leg?
Garrett D on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can - works very well in that position.
Which option /size would work for a Samsung - Galaxy Tab E - 9.6"?
RE/MAX E on Dec 20, 2016
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