SMX is a fire base, I suspect the helicopter was training for fire suppression but I don’t know who. If it is flying again today I will take a better picture or capture the N number.Interesting paint scheme, but I cannot make it out at all.
A good question about an ongoing challenge.Van you have probably already fixed the wind in the mic issue but if you haven’t, sometimes a mic cover is all it takes.
Vance:My current challenge with radio communication in The Predator is wind noise in the rear microphone when I push to talk. The Predator does not have a windshield in the back.
The radio is working well and I just have to learn to use it. There is less distortion at higher volumes and it seems to have good range. I find it hard to read what is in the display.
The tower can hear me well as long as there is no microphone in the back seat.
With the old set up the microphones were prioritized; with the new transceiver/intercom both microphones are hot when I press either push to talk button.
If I used a single throw double pole relay I could activate the push to talk and cut off the rear microphone with the push to talk button in the front.
I feel this would probably get the job done.
As you may imagine I am not anxious to dive back into the wiring even though this is pretty straight forward.
I have some flying to do to catch up with my absence and I am headed to Copper State (driving) on February 17 returning February 22.
I feel the mush mouth will also address the challenge and that is my short term solution.