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June 27, 2003 at 11:13 am #591AnonymousInactive
Would anyone care to share thoughts on what headsets work best in the P3. I have tried Bose and Lightspeed 25XL’s. Neither one can handle the noise level. The Bose are completely overwhelmed on TO and climb, the lightspeed are somewhat better but for them to work I have to compress them pretty tight with both hands. This is not ideal while trying to fly the airplane. Any insight would be greatly appreciated…
I’ve been thinking of trying the Telex Stratus 50D. [addsig]
June 29, 2003 at 7:09 pm #611Norbert SteinwedelKeymaster
I have good results with the aircraft powered Bose Headset.
And I use a David Clark with the Headsets ANR system installed , they all have problems handling the takeoff noise.
I am installing Soundproofing on the inside Firewall of A-814
I post the result after the test flight.
July 8, 2003 at 2:12 am #612AnonymousInactive
In case anyone else was interested, I tried the Telex Stratus 50D today in the Pilatus and it was far superior to any headset I’ve used, including Bose X, Lightspeed 25XL and David Clarks. No comparison. The noise level was suppressed in a controlled manner even on TO and climb. [addsig]
August 7, 2003 at 8:33 pm #613AnonymousInactive
Good Morning Jerry!
I am using a Lightspeed 25XL and a Thirty-3G. They both work well in our Continental -520 powered C182.
The active noise reduction in the P3 is fine, however both sets make annoying popping sounds, even at cruise power. After having used the Telex Stratus 50D for a while, are you still happy with its performance? If so, I might give the Telex a try too.
Thanks for your feedback.
Tom Meier [addsig]
August 12, 2003 at 2:11 am #614AnonymousInactive
I put a few more hours on the Stratus 50D’s in the P3 last week and I continue to be amazed. The combination of excellent passive and active (both digital and analog) cancelling seems to be the right mix to quiet down the tremendous noise on T/O and climb.
I still think the Bose are wonderful, but the passive capability is non-existent which puts them at quite a disadvantage in an unusually harsh noise environment like the P3 (in my opinion). The Bose are more comfortable and lighter weight so I keep them in my x-country airplane now.
Also, its interesting that you are getting the popping sounds in the Lightspeed, I used to get them intermittently in my old Cessna 310. If I tapped the headset a few times it would usually stop.
Hope this helps…
edited by: aerobake, Aug 11, 2003 – 04:12 PM[addsig]
September 1, 2003 at 7:04 am #615AnonymousInactive
I tried the Telex and was really pleased with it; in fact so much, I bought a second one. I still get the popping sound at a very high rate of descent, but that’s not unusual. It usually goes right along with clearing your ears on a fast descent (6000ft/min+). It’s tough getting older .
September 1, 2003 at 7:13 am #616AnonymousInactive
You can get the TELEX STRATUS 50D at Pacific Coast Avionics. Talk to Dewey Conroy at +1 (800) 353-0370. He is always very competitive with his prices.
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