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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Headsets & Duct Tape


Thread: [Acro] Re: Headsets & Duct Tape

Message: [Acro] Re: Headsets & Duct Tape

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From: N6108P at

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:27:17 UTC


  I just drilled a small hole in each ear cup, carefully avoiding the electronics, then secured a velcro strip to each side using a small screw with a washer. It works fine but doesn't add that certain something that duct tape does.:-)

Chuck Strauch
S2A N31453

In a message dated 2/11/2003 12:40:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, Andrew Boyd <aboyd at> writes:

>I must be one of the few acro pilots that doesn't use
>a snoopy helmet.  Leather is too hot, I don't like the
>snap at the top of the fabric ones - hard on the canopy.
>Even the fabric snoopy helmets can get pretty hot on
>a warm day.  Don't like 'em.
>During positive G, a headset will mostly stay on,
>but as soon as you push even -1 negative, off it
>comes.  What to do?
>I have a nice Bose Series II - which with it's funky
>earcups probably wouldn't fit into a snoopy helmet
>anyways - that I put a simple chin strap with two
>snaps on the earcups.  Works pretty well, until
>it wore out and I had to send to back to the factory
>for a new driver (whistling) and a new mike.
>But what to do in the meantime?
>I've got an old reliable H10-80 that I got back
>in the mid-80's that I've upgraded with new ear
>seals and cetner padding, that I figured out how 
>to keep on during aerobatics:
>Duct Tape!  It's our national general-purpose
>adhesive, too.  Yes, tear off about 1.5 feet of 
>duct tape, wrap it around your chin like so:
>and I guarantee you that if you spring for
>_new_ duct tape every flight, you can exceed
>your +/- airframe limits before your headset 
>comes off  :-)
>Also reduces the noise, too - it improves
>the seal around your ears.
>Just a trick I learned that I thought I'd
>pass on to the new guys (let me guess - Jimmy
>Doolittle did the same thing in the 30's right?  :)
>It mostly comes in handy when carrying pax
>that are using their own (or borrowed) headset.


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