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PanoBridge MINI Rail Arm

$35.00

Lead Time on this product: 5-10 business days

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You are looking at a replacement MINI Rail adapter for the panobridge. This rail adapter is needed if users wish to run DUAL MH25 thermal monoculars. Each Panobridge includes ONE of these Mini Rail Adapters. IF you want to run dual MH25’s, add this little guy to your cart.

A bit more about the PanoBridge mount:

The panobridge is a nightvision mount method that allows users the ability to run two PVS-14s side by side, effectively creating a panoramic binocular of sorts. Included in the packaging are two PVS-14 mount arms. Also included is an MH rail adapter which allows users to mount thermal optics like the MH25 next to a PVS-14.

Here are some of our observations about the Panobridge

  • Although the panobridge is made out of polymers, it has proven to be durable
  • The panobridge weights less than a single PVS-14 J arm
  • The panobridge allows users who already have a PVS 14 to purchase another and effectively “build” bino’s.
  • The panobridge allows up to 75 degrees of FOV. This will vary depending on users.

Our current preferred method of use for the PanoBridge is either with a PVS14 coupled with an MH25 thermal, or we like to run dual MH25 thermal monoculars. Combining two PVS14’s can easily be done as well with the included hardware and mounts. Users should note: When attempting to do this, it is important to use PVS-14 units that are closely matched tubes. Using PVS-14’s with tube specs that vary greatly can have mixed results. Some people will not care, some will get headaches during prolonged use.

Read below for full details and specs about the PanoBridge.

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

**Below is some general information on the PanoBridge. Please NOTE: This page is JUST a replacement MINI Rail adapter, not the whole Panobridge unit.**
What is the Panobridge?

The Panobridge is a very unique piece of gear that was initially designed to allow users to run two PVS-14 units but experience nearly double the field of view. The panobridge is manufactured from advanced polymers. It is designed in a way that allows users to mount all commonly found AN/PVS-14 units. This creates a sort of panoramic binocular hybrid.

Our experience with the PanoBridge:

We will shoot straight with our customers: If we had to choose the panobridge or a set of our BNVD’s, in most cases the BNVD’s are the best bang for your buck. When you factor in the cost of two PVS 14’s, the cost of the panobridge, and the cost of a helmet mount, the BNVD’s often make the most sense. With that being said, we really like the panobridge for several reasons:

  • The panobridge allows users to build up their own binos but with a larger field of view.
  • Users can run nightvision and thermal simultaneously. This has some drawbacks and we usually run one or the other, not both eyes at the same time. It is possible, but typically nightvision is for walking, thermal is for scanning
  • Users can purchase and extra MH rail adapter ( HERE ) and run dual MH25 thermal units. Talk about super powers.
  • It is a cost effective and unique item that fills a void for certain individuals

While the panobridge is certainly not for everyone, it is perfect for the right people. If you find yourself wanting nightvision and thermal, or want to run dual MH25’s, this is an option that is readily available. If you simply want binocular night vision and have the budget, we would generally steer you towards BNVD’s or other forms of binocular nightvision.

NOTE: Lead times for units shown above is 5 – 10 days. This may change without notice as the market is incredibly volatile. Please contact us if you have questions about availability of units on hand or to confirm lead time at this time.

 

Specifications & Features
  • Manufactured from ultra durable polymers
  • very light weight (1.5 ounces), compact design
  • Includes two arms to mount two PVS14’s
  • Also includes a rail adapter for the MH25 thermal monocular
    • NOTE: If you would like to run DUAL MH25’s, you will need to purchase a SECOND rail adapter. The panobridge ONLY includes one.
  • Dovetail design works with mounts like the Lo Sto or Wilcox G24
  • Adjustable FOV from 40 degrees to 75. *User experience may vary depending on facial structure/eye spacing
  • Individual Articulation means you can stow each unit separately above field of view quickly and easily
FAQ’s:

1.) Should I buy the PanoBridge?  

Really this is a question each person must answer for themselves. Some folks already have a PVS14 and plan to buy a second. The only risk here is they should send their PVS14 out to be matched to the new tube or vice versa. Some people can run mis-matched PVS-14’s in a dual setup without issues, others will have issues processing the two images. Ultimately what makes the most sense is buying the two PVS-14s WITH the panobridge at the same time so everything can be matched as closely as possible.

If you want to navigate with a PVS-14 and then flip that up and scan with the MH25, we definitely will say this is an effective option. It really comes down to your budget and needs. If this fits your needs, it is a purchase worth making.

2.) Is it comfortable running dual PVS-14’s?  

We have seen very different experiences for each individual. Some people have no issues running Dual PVS-14’s. Some people have reported headaches quickly. Ultimately, when using them like a standard binocular, we have had good success with no issues. The issues that have been seen tend to be when people are trying to run the widest FOV possible. You can choose how “panoramic” you set this bridge. Most people can function well with bridged PVS-14’s and at the end of the day you are seeing more in darkness than with your naked eye. That’s pretty sweet.

3.) What are the positives of this setup?  

If you have two PVS-14’s, this is a fast way to get them bridged together to expand your vision in darkness. It is simple, rugged, and easy to mount and use.

4.) Are there drawbacks to the Panobridge?  

The price tag is the major drawback for most people. When comparing to other bridge options on the market, it becomes obvious that the price is competitive. Another drawback is when running two PVS-14’s you will have two power sources, two power knobs, and two gain controls. This is obviously not the end of the world, but something to remember.

5.) Dual PVS14 or Dual Thermal?

This really depends on the end users goals. Dual PVS-14’s definitely feel more natural to the eye in many ways. The Dual thermal would really depend on which units users hope to run. The MH25 is a solid option in the helmet mounted game and we would typically tell users that anything less than 640×480 thermal isn’t the best for helmet mounting.

 

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