Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard

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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.

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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; and Pro 10.5" ).

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
4.1 / 5.0
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4.3 / 5
Reliability
4.2 / 5
Performance
3.9 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.9 / 5
Value
4.1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (36)
No (4)
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not as good as the old one.
This is my second iPad kneeboard by Flight Gear. The last one was for an iPad Air. This new one is for an iPad Pro. I like to keep the iPad flat against my knee and not canted upwards. The old model would keep the iPad tightly secured in any position including flat. But, this new one uses a small piece with Velcro to prop up the iPad at whatever canted angle you want. You CAN lie the iPad flat. But, in the flat position the little prop does not secure the top end of the unit, and allows it to flop around quite a bit.
February 1, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
iPad mini Knee Board
All in all I like the knee board.
I think the design is well thought out and it works as advertised.... except it is NOT easy to reverse it, and have it on the left leg with the hanging part on the outside of the left leg.
It can be done... but then the iPad angling velcro that is used to angle the iPad towards the user, doesn't work right. The upper (formerly lower) velcro pad is too thin to make it work.
Suggestion would be to make BOTH velcro pads the same, larger, size. That way the knee board could indeed be used on either leg.
The elastic to hold it works well for the bare iPad mini, but does not accommodate the larger thickness when I keep the iPad mini in the Apple case I bought with it. That necessitates the removal of the iPad mini every time I want to fly with it.
January 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very good value
Seems very well made of high quality materials. Adjustable enough to be used from the right or left side. Capacity of zippered pocket is limited, but workable. Openings of all pockets is toward the spine, making access awkward if you're using as a lap board (as I am). However, orientation of pocket openings means stuff doesn't fall out when the item is closed. Item is light and packs easily, I'm pretty happy with my choice.
January 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
kneeboard evaluation
average quality. Not quite what I expected. If it had a velcro patch on the front cover to keep it closed it would be better
January 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
The usability of the platform would be much better if the mount was on a swivel so the user could position for preference or ability to write more easily. The fixed vertical mount restricts the picture available.
January 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Underwhelming prouct
I ordered this last week. While the price is reasonable, this is not a high-quality product even for the money. I'm considering sending it back. The material is not high quality. Further, there is not much Velcro holding the iPad to your knee. I can envision the iPad becoming detached during bumpy flight.
January 8, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works as advertised and comes at a fair price!
Works as advertised and comes at a fair price! That really says it all. Shipping was very expeditious, thank you Sporty’s! I have no isues with the rubber bands, they do infringe a little bit onto the screen area without negative practical impact.
January 4, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
No place to put a pad to write on
I do like how adjustable the iPad is, but I found that I was stuffing paper underneath the iPad and in the pockets. I need paper for IFR flying as part of my personal risk management should my iPad go out. There was no place to clip a notepad or paper on this one. If you are all VFR, it is great.
December 28, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very Good Product
Versatile, simple, well thought out kneeboard. I appreciate the way it folds down on the side so as not to get in the way of the co-pilot seat
December 28, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great product!
This was a gift for hubby! As far as I know, he loves it!!
December 26, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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What size iPad with this accommodate?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It’s for the 9.7 and 10.5 screen their physical dimensions are the same.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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