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High noise enviornment headsets?

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Andrew King
Vintage Aircraft Association Member
#1 Posted: 5/11/2011 11:09:33

We're trying to find a good headset/microphone set-up to use in the replica 1911 Curtiss Pusher, www.elycurtisspusher.com , and I'm looking for suggestions.  It has comm and txpdr so we can fly into controlled airspace (will be flying over NY Harbor and the Statue of Liberty between May 21-26), and the headset part works OK, but with all the wind the normal boom mic doesn't work too well, even with a shield on it.  Any suggestions from Breezy pilots or guys flying open ultralight types?  Cruise speed is about 55 mph, and if you slow down to about 40 it gets quiet enough that the comms work much better.  I've got a throat mic that I want to try, and I've been told that there are headsets out there that sense your voice through the ear pieces, anybody know about those?

David Comabasosa
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#2 Posted: 5/12/2011 07:11:08

I solved this problem in a biplane with a high density foam on the mic, a rat and effective solution.


Peter Weiskopf
Warbirds of America MemberHomebuilder or Craftsman
#3 Posted: 5/12/2011 09:03:41

H7010_comp1.jpg    David Clark  Military Aviation Ground Support - NSN  5965-01-182-5727. We used them on the flight deck. Worked quite well, except when the A/C on the cat was in burner. You might give them a call and see if they will make you one with a civil aviation mic element and connectors. If not, any technician can do the conversion.