PVS-14 installation tips on Panobridge:
- We recommend using a U.S. quarter as a tool to tighten the slotted screw, as a quarter perfectly fits inside the slot.
- It is important to use sufficient torque in order to ensure the PVS-14 is firmly mounted and will not move out of alignment.
Tether point attachment tips:
- We recommend using 550 cord / paracord and / or a dedicated night vision goggle lanyard to connect to the rear of the Panobridge's central portion, which has a tether point attachment built in.
- Do not tether directly to either PVS-14, as this will likely pull the monocular rearward, out of alignment.
Adjusting joint tension:
- The vertical and AFOV (panning) joint mechanism tension may be adjusted by tightening or loosening screws with the appropriate hex keys.
- The ideal tension allows the user to easily move the joint while also ensuring the monoculars do not come out of the desired position during rough activities.
- As delivered, the maximum recommend adjustment for additional tension in the vertical joint mechanism is 1/4 to 1 full turn clockwise. Damage should not result if additional tension is added, but the joint will eventually bind.
- As delivered, the maximum recommend adjustment for additional tension in the AFOV joint mechanism is 1/4 to 1 full turn clockwise. Damage should not result if additional tension is added, but the joint may bind.
- In order to eliminate eye strain, it is best to collimate both PVS-14s after they are installed on Panobridge. A technician can easily complete this task in a few minutes by using a special machine. However, it is possible to perform collimation without a machine on a DIY basis, though not necessarily to the same level of perfection. Do not attempt a DIY collimation if the goggle is to be used in a professional capacity.