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Message: [Acro] Re: Has anyone used the Panther Micro Ear headset?
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From: "Olga M. M. Mitchell" <olgammm at comcast.net>
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 >aircraft? >See web site www.pantherelectronics.com or ad in lastes EAA Sport Aviation >page 77. > >Was curious how it worked and how understandable the voice transmissions >are. > >Thanks, Herman