"SwitchBlade" Binoculars Assembly and Install Instructions

What's in the package:

The SwitchBlade Binoculars come with:

  • Modem Housing Body with "Insty" on the side
  • 2 Left Blade Antennas
  • 2 Right Blade Antennas
  • 10 screws (8 are needed, 2 are extra)

SwitchBlade Assembly:

Install blades with the angled taper facing up, blades pointing away from the Insty logo.  They should be facing the round pole mount flange.

Insert included phillips head screw into the modem housing while holding on to the blade antenna.  Shift the blade until the screw 'finds' the hole on the blade, then use a phillips head screwdriver to fasten the blade to the modem housing.  Do not overtighten the screw, snug is all you need.

Use all 8 screws to fasten the blades on both sides of the modem housing. After tightening screws, try collapsing the blades in.  They should fold and stay folded up.  If they flop around, try tighteninng the screws a little bit more.  You may have to check and tighten the screws from time to time.

Insert Modem and Attach Antenna Wires

Insert modem with USB port on the same side as the "Insty" logo.  

Attach upper antenna blades to the outer antenna ports.

Attach lower antenna blades to the inner antenna ports.


Attach USB C Data cable and insert modem into housing.

Push the USB Data cable into the holding notch inside the housing to secure modem inside the blades.

*Important - the blades must be vertical at all times when using outdoors. 

Switchblade Mounting Options

We included an insert for a painters stick or broomhandle that utilizes the standard thread.  (Note, when you first thread the stick in, you may hear a plastic noise from inside.  That is normal.  You can hand tighten the stick in 'snug'.

You can also use the round 'flange' to zip tie to any pole that's between 1" - 2" Round.  Be sure to use strong ZIP ties or hose clamps.

Also Flag Pole Buddy (FlagPoleBuddy.com) has an Insty specialized mount adapter that is compatable with the Switchblade.  Be sure to use zip ties when using the adapter as well.