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04-29-2010, 04:37 PM
Does anyone besides David Clark make a helmet that goes over a headset?
I have acquired a couple of nice headsets, and was wondering if there is a helmet available that goes over the headset, or has anyone modified a motorcycle helmet?
I have a few headsets, helmets, and about 4 radios, I need to decide what to keep and what to sell.
Like this to get an idea. http://www.aviationsupermart.com/store/p/13298-David-Clark-K10-Helmet-Kit.html?feed=froogle
04-29-2010, 04:47 PM
I use the Comtronics PRO-COM (No Audio) helmet with my Telex (and various other) standard aviation headsets. It is reasonably comfortable. Basically, it is just a motorcycle helmet that has been stripped, cut and new inside padding installed to fit the new profile. Aircraft Spruce has them at $159.00...slightly less than on the Comtronics site.
04-29-2010, 04:56 PM
Jon, I have a comtronics helmet already, it works fine, I just happened to get a really nice ANR headset with a radio and patch cords, all that is missing is the hard shell over my noggin. :)
04-29-2010, 06:00 PM
That's my point exactly. The PRO-CON (No Audio) is made for use with your own headset. It has no microphone or earphones, hence the lower price than the PRO-CON (with Audio).
and scroll down to the hideously ugly green one. Part number: PN 11-07396
04-29-2010, 06:02 PM
Scott, the pro-com doesn't have the audio built it. It should be able to be used a standard headset. http://www.ultralightnews.ca/comtronics/procom.htm
OOPS. Jon beat me to it.
04-29-2010, 06:21 PM
Thanks! I'll have to stop by and try one on.
Gotta have something to do while I wait for engine parts. :)
04-29-2010, 07:39 PM
I put a flight helmet visor on one. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
04-30-2010, 06:04 AM
Tim are you afraid of air swerl in side the visor during flight? I would be very interested to hear how that works out.
04-30-2010, 06:50 AM
Looks great Tim,
04-30-2010, 04:41 PM
I haven't had any trouble with my Gentex SPH-4 helmet. I wear goggles because of my contacts so the visor is mainly for the dark tint.
Paul in PA
05-01-2010, 03:56 AM
I know the ultralight guys flying Challengers and the like, love the Lynx system although it is pricey. They say it's quality for sound is top notch.
05-01-2010, 06:23 AM
I have a pair of WHITE comtronics Pro-coms w/o audio.
I LOVE them and use them with several headsets including Telex ANR.
I am thinking about selling my 2 LARGE WHITE helmets and replacing them with black ones to better match my gyro. I would let them go for $100 each. They have about 250hrs on them. Good shape but some scratches on the top.
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