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Old 10-11-2011, 07:18 PM
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Default Helmet Conversion using CEP headset

Just wanted to share my latest project. I have taken a new Fulmer motorcycle 3/4 helmet with an adjustable sun shade and removable face shield and installed a boom mic using an amplified electrcet mic (M-7A) on a flex boom. I installed a normal GA aircraft headset cord and also a helmet plug for the CEP headset system. Put it all together and it acually works! I had to turn down my side tone on the radio and also uses less volume now. With cooler weather coming soon I thought the optics correct face shield would be nice, I also like the adjustable sun shield which works independent of the face shield. By using the amplified electracet mic (M-7A) I do not need the Comtronics mic amplifier and I can use any GA headset with my other helmet or use this one with the CEP. It eliminates some of the extra wiring adapters and plugs. Most of the parts I ordered from acousticom.com. Will give more feedback after a few hours using it.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:35 PM
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Steve, that looks like a great project. How much did it cost?
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:43 PM
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Tony, about $300. ~130 helmet, 40 for flex boom, 30 for Mic, 95 for CEP.
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Default That is a very nice job Steve.

I suspect that helmet would offer better impact protection than my helicopter helmet.

Thank you for sharing the idea, Vance
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Steve,
Which radio are you using and how's the quality of transmission and receiving?
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:59 AM
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Vance, thanks for your compliment.

Mike, I am using an Icom A24 with GA headset adapter. The CEP works well, it does a good job of blocking noise and I use less volume which is probably treating my hearing better.
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Looks great, Steve.
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Steve, I have the same radio and you've convinced me to make the same kind of helmet/headset.
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Do you have any part numbers or where to buy the parts? It looks great.

I would like to convert one of these helmets, They are very comfortable, and they come with a clear and a tinted sheild.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:30 AM
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Scott, I have the part numbers for the main parts. I robbed the cord and grommets from a broken headset given to me. That helmet should be easy to convert. The CEP kit I bought is not on the website yet you need to call them.

cep-usa.com
CEP helmet conversion kit, CEP 508-K04

Acousticom.com
Boom, BM-WF-E
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Cool Thanks for the info!
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To make the CEP system comfortable for long rides, check out the custom molded earpieces at custom-ears. No pressure points, complete comfort & they block sound, too.
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Steve, Is this just a CEP -ie, no other helmet speakers? I've been doing a lot of helmet research recently, and I really like the CEP idea (I use custom eargels for my bluetooth headset and really like the custom fit). I think I'd really like to do this rather than pay for a helmet with internal speakers. I had wondered about wiring just these into a helmet with a mic until I saw your posting.
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