"Beat the Heat, Haze, Glare and Fatigue"
Blue Sky Sun Visors
Use and Care Guide
1. Blue Sky Sun Visors may be moved to any position in the front or side to reduce the amount of sun reaching occupants or the instrument panel.
2. While the tint of the visors provides significant screening it also reduces visibility to some extent. Consequently, additional care in scanning for other aircraft is important.
3. The amount of light blockage can be adjusted slightly by changing the angle of the visor to the sun's rays. When the visor surface is perpendicular to the light source it has the least sun blocking effect. Adjusting the angle of the Visor Screen will reduce the sunís effect but can also reduce the visibility of objects outside the aircraft.
4. In addition to the movement on the support rod, the visors are also adjustable in a vertical plane within the clamp assembly so that the rounded top of the visor can more closely follow the contour of the windshield bow. Once the visor is in the correct position on the support rod, only turn the clamp knob enough to keep the visor from moving. Over-tightening the Clamp knob can, over time, deform the clamp assembly.
5. Loosen the Clamp Knob to slide the visor in and out on the Support Rod and then re-tighten. When the aircraft is not in use, we recommend loosening the Clamp Knob so that the visor can hang loosely on the support rod.
6. In some cases the clamp knob may be inconvenient to adjust in the configuration as shipped. This can be solved by switching the pilot and co-pilot visor screen assemblies.
7. Temperature variation between seasons may reduce the friction between the Mount Block and Swivel Cylinder. Therefore, it may be necessary to adjust the Swivel Cylinder and Rod Base Tension Screws to keep the visors in place when flying. Without the visor screen on the support rod, it should take 5 to 7 oz. (140 to 200 grams) of pressure or tension applied at the end of the support rod to move the visor in a horizontal or vertical direction.
8. The proper swivel tensions are set at the factory. If the Swivel Cylinder rotates too easily, remove the Rod Base Tension Screw and using a #2 phillips screwdriver, slightly tighten the Swivel Tension Screw located inside of the swivel cylinder. No more than an 1/8 of a turn should be required to achieve the proper tension. When properly tensioned, you should not be able to turn the swivel cylinder when gripping it with you bare hand with out the support rod attached. Re-tighten the Rod Base Tension Screw until Support Rod Assembly tension is correct.
9. The visor is made of acrylic plastic and can be cleaned by any products compatible with the aircraft windshield. Care should be used to avoid scratching the visor material. A light coat of liquid or spray wax suitable for cars or airplanes can reduce the visibility of fingerprints. All other visor parts are compatible with these cleaning materials.
If used in accordance with the above, the Blue Sky Visor will provide years of dependable service. Comments, questions, and suggestions concerning your visors should be forwarded to: Vern Schulze, Blue Sky Sun Visors, 3139 Creekwood Dr., Reno, NV 89502-7738 or by phone at (775) 857-3139, Fax (775) 857-3138, or e-mail to: Grummster@BlueSkySunVisors.com