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Old 03-18-2019, 11:56 AM
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Default Visor mount near center?

I thought I saw someone that mounted visors (Rosen or Blue Sky?) on the overhead near the center bar instead of the traditional door pillar area. I have a set of the Rosen's and they are great quality but I just don't like how they hang down so low, even when folded up. It seems like there'd be a better way?

I'm really leaning towards leaving them out since I hate them in most other airplanes (personal preference, I know I'm different). But I figured I'd try to find that center mount picture if anyone else has done it.

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:28 PM
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I am doing some custom visors and plan a center mount. Just a block of alum. with one hole to clamp on the support and two small holes for 5/16" rod that will hold the visors. threaded knobs will hold the visors at different angles. I will send a pic when I make it.

I could probably make two, but may not help for the Rosen's.

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Old 03-18-2019, 02:16 PM
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Perhaps you saw my post on the ?other? rv10 web site. I refused to pay $300 for sunvisors. So I bought a bunch of suction cup sun visors from ACS for, iirc, $4 each. The optical quality of the tinted plastic is quite good. They stick okay to the side windows (front and back) but won?t stay upside down on the windscreen. So I removed the suction cup screws, and used the holes to screw the visor to a wooden dowel. The dowel goes thru a hole on a block of wood. The wood has a U shaped conduit bracket on it, which holds it to the center post. The dowel from the copilot side goes thru this same block. Friction holds everything in place, but everything can be made to move. Rotate the visor up onto the cabin ceiling when not in use; rotate down, slide block to desired height, when in use. Right seat not independently adjustable for height. It looks like what it is - a $10 solution. But it?s okay for me.
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Perhaps you saw my post on the ?other? rv10 web site. I refused to pay $300 for sunvisors.
Curious what the "other" RV-10 site is.

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Old 03-18-2019, 03:07 PM
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Curious what the "other" RV-10 site is.

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Old 03-18-2019, 05:19 PM
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Default cheap straight forward solution for RV-10 visors

My solution that I just completed during my condition inspection was to buy the RAM $68.00 visor from Aircraft Spruce and the SHORT Ram ball clamp connector. It is only 2.5'' -3 '' long. I then ground one end of the ball connector to the curvature of the round center bar using my removable co-pilot control stick that is the same sized material as a template. I then painted it and glued small pieces of rubber to the inside of the ground end to prevent scratching up the post and allow the clamp to grip the post tight.

By using the short ball mount modified to fit the post, the visor fits between the post and the edge of the door frame just right. the visor can be adjusted up and down the post depending on how high or low the sun is during flight. You can also swing it around to cover the co-pilot side of the windshield if needed. It can be easily removed by just loosening the ball clamp and set it in the back seat.

I also installed a ball mount above the pilot's door with a nutsert to mount the ball stud and utilize the same visor on the door by ordering another short ball clamp WITHOUT modifying it to fit on the ball mount and the visor ball. It works great and can cover the entire side window area for those early morning flights when the sun is pouring in the side window.
1 visor
2 ball clamps
1 ball stud for door
under $100
Test flew it and works great!

I can send pics to anyone wanting to see the final result and maybe they could post them for others. I am not computer savvy enough to post pics...

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Old 03-18-2019, 11:06 PM
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I can post them if you send pics,

t m short at 'g'mail.com
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:41 AM
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I would be interested in seeing this also.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:27 AM
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My solution that I just completed during my condition inspection was to buy the RAM $68.00 visor from Aircraft Spruce and the SHORT Ram ball clamp connector. It is only 2.5'' -3 '' long. I then ground one end of the ball connector to the curvature of the round center bar using my removable co-pilot control stick that is the same sized material as a template. I then painted it and glued small pieces of rubber to the inside of the ground end to prevent scratching up the post and allow the clamp to grip the post tight.

By using the short ball mount modified to fit the post, the visor fits between the post and the edge of the door frame just right. the visor can be adjusted up and down the post depending on how high or low the sun is during flight. You can also swing it around to cover the co-pilot side of the windshield if needed. It can be easily removed by just loosening the ball clamp and set it in the back seat.

I also installed a ball mount above the pilot's door with a nutsert to mount the ball stud and utilize the same visor on the door by ordering another short ball clamp WITHOUT modifying it to fit on the ball mount and the visor ball. It works great and can cover the entire side window area for those early morning flights when the sun is pouring in the side window.
1 visor
2 ball clamps
1 ball stud for door
under $100
Test flew it and works great!

I can send pics to anyone wanting to see the final result and maybe they could post them for others. I am not computer savvy enough to post pics...

Don Orrick
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Thanks for mentioning this, I have a bunch of the ram mounts for the Moto's and Jeep, so this looks to be an easy solution. Of course I still like the COMPOSICLEAN SOLAR SCREEN, easy to move around and nothing really in the way.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:11 AM
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Here are Don's pics:













Thanks for sending them along!
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