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Thread: [Acro] Re: Has anyone used the Panther Micro E ...

Message: [Acro] Re: Has anyone used the Panther Micro Ear headset?

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From: "Olga M. M. Mitchell" <olgammm at>

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 02:51:31 UTC


  I purchased a Panther headset in January and have been using it in my 
Decathlon and have also used it a couple of times while instructing in 
other planes.  On a radio check, I always get "loud and clear".  However, 
I've been told by my friends that the transmissions are intelligible but 
sound a bit hollow.  I've had trouble on occasion getting a good seal 
between my ear and the earpiece that has the mike built into it.  (I've 
been using mineral oil.)    A poor seal results in noise pickup.  This is 
particularly annoying on the intercom when I'm instructing.  I just talked 
to the folks at Panther and they suggested a couple of things to try to get 
a better seal--A&D ointment, chapstick.

I've had an intermittent problem with the mike.  On two occasions, I was 
not able to transmit.  Panther has agreed to have me ship it back at their 
expense.  However, I have decided to hold off shipping it back unless I get 
another failure.  It may be that the channel leading to the mike in the 
earpiece was blocked by ear wax.  Yesterday and today it worked fine.

I really like the freedom of not having to wear a bulky headset and boom 
mike--it will simplify wearing a helmet.  The ambient noise attenuation is 
acceptable but I don't think that it's quite as good as my Lightspeed ANR 
headset--not sure.  The hardware arrangement is very good.  It's easy to 
find a place to mount the small (and light) electronics box that's between 
the earpieces and the mike/phone plugs.

More later when I try out the sealing goops.

Olga Mitchell
IAC #14229

At 12:00 AM 5/13/02 -0500, Herman Dierks wrote:
>Has anyone on the acro list use the Panther Micro Ear headset in acro
>See web site or ad in lastes EAA Sport Aviation
>page 77.
>Was curious how it worked and how understandable the voice transmissions
>Thanks, Herman


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