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02-28-2004, 01:30 PM
I use a Comtronics # 2000 and a Sportys handheld. I have trouble hearing others and they have trouble hearing me as well,I do have a foam and leather mic. cover. And a hard wired antenna to my gyro frame. I was thinking of getting a full face helmet that has the ear speakers and the mic. on the inside. What do you use , How do you like it, What would you recommend. Dave
02-28-2004, 05:50 PM
I use a Vertex Standard Pro - V Radio (formerly Yaesu) and a full faced helmet.
The company that makes the helmet sells through ebay. I called them and got a bag to to with it for just a little more. The total was about $200 for helmet and bag.
Here is a simular radio on ebay:
Here is the helmet guy:
02-29-2004, 04:41 AM
The full face I was going for comes from Comtronics for over $300. do you think it is worth it?.
02-29-2004, 03:56 PM
I see that so many people have checked this out but did not reply, please join in and help too.Dave.
ps. I did order the helmet . thanks.
02-29-2004, 08:55 PM
I hope you like it. It works good and fit my budget. I plan to make one small modification, a little foam or cloth over the earpieces.
Did you try using the radio with it's own antenna? Sometimes an external antenna can be a problem if there is any electrical noise in your gyro electrical system. Is the radio working better with the engine off?
I am considering buying a good full face motorcycle helmet and using audio earplug and an electret mic. John Landry has a long post in the old-old conference about this subject. I like this combo because you get to choose any helmet you want and the audio plugs are good for noisy aircraft. You can use the same audio plugs with more that one helmet (winter-summer).
03-01-2004, 03:29 PM
I also see ad's in aviation mag's that allow you to upgrade your headset to an (ANR) active noise reduction. for only $169. what do you think?
03-09-2004, 03:40 AM
Steven, I now know that if you are going to fly a lot then the Micro air and a full helmet is the only way to go. What the full face does is shield the mic. from wind and engine noise. The Micro air does just what you said. Aircraft Spruce has a copy of the micro air for a little less $$$. But it does not have the flip flop, And I like that feature. Dave
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