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Old 03-17-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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Looking for one or two cloth or leather flying helmets that will fit David Clark headsets.

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Old 03-17-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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If you want new, Aircraft Spruce sells them.
This is actually the cloth one.
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Gibson & Barnes have a good selection.
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Pop's Leather has a good reputation.

http://www.popsleather.com/

Low prices, too. It's out of Turkey, but a lot of guys in the US seem to use them.

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If you are looking low budget go one eBay and look for Navy flight deck cranials. They are canvas and come with David Clark style hearing protectors in them. You can discard that or repurpose that for when you are mowing the lawn. The David Clark headsets fit right in. Some come with ABS snap on shells that you can discard. The shells are color coded by flight deck MOS, i.e. ordinance, fuel, mechanic, etc.

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Look for "Flight Deck Helmet" on e-bay. I just received a 'brand new, in the original bag' one that I purchased last Sunday night for $27.00. This is my second one. When they get dirty, I throw them away and get another.

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The flight deck helmet was a great tip, got two new ones for $27 each. Just what I needed. My kids were disappointed in that they are not leather though, they said they are leather in cartoons. I'll keep my eyes open for a leather set as well.
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I got my leather one from ACS.
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How good are these http://www.gibson-barnes.com/prod-29...s-Helmets.html

at filtering out actual cockpit noise for radio transmissions out when you click the button to talk? My PM1200 does great for the intercom but actual transmissions out when the engine is at cruise is almost uninteligable when I push to talk do to cockpit noise NOT incoming transmission noise which is what the bose filters.
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I've looked at these for ages, V tempted but no idea if any good??

They look good
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For 638$ they need to filter cockpit noise otherwise I will just live with it lol.
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We can chat. I have a cloth helmet from Pops that I love but doesn't keep out noise. My Lightspeed does that. But just switched to clarity aloft.
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My existing one is a "flight suit ltd" that fits a david clark. The thought of my radio being as clear as my intercom almost seems too good to be true ... do I gamble with $638 lol. Looks like flight suit ltd is a really obscure company owned by James A Wegge - USA, California, El Cajon,92020-1682, 1675 Pioneer Way no email or phone number.

There is also this cap http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...lickkey=204019 not sure how I feel about this one.
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Flightsuits Ltd aka Gibson and Barnes has been around for a long time and are about the only place (I think) you can guy a brand new Gentex helmet as a civilian. They are well known in the warbird and aerobatic community, more so under their old name of Fligjtsuits Ltd.

I have a helmet from them, I have been to their store, they are a real brick and mortar business. It looks like the helmets you are looking at are their cloth helmet with the plastic ear cups they sell that go inside an HGU-55. I would expect them to work as well as a passive David Clark type headset. My helmet with the ANR turned off is "ok", much better with the ANR on, and even better still with the CEP and ANR on.
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What is cep is that built into some david clarks? I can't seem to find the same style cap that I own now on the Barnes website, do they sell leather caps without the head set built in?
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No cloth or leather helmet is going to provide any appreciable passive noise attenuation, unless the helmet is NOT designed to take a headset AND includes ear-cups that seal around your ears and insulation as part of its design. Noise attenuation will be the sole province of whatever headset you wear as part of the helmet.

A hard helmet can include both passive attenuation and accommodation for communications.

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The Barnes anr leather cap has a built in head set

My existing david clarks started working amazingly well for the intercom when the pm1200 was installed so it has to be electronic filtering of engine/air noise.

I am wondering if the Barnes has something similar built into the mic for radio out transmission.
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I am a long way from flying.

But has anyone experience with Campbell systems?

I understand they are in New Zealand.
I like the classic design.
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I am a long way from flying.

But has anyone experience with Campbell systems?

I understand they are in New Zealand.
I like the classic design.
I really like them. But have you checked the price?

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I really like them. But have you checked the price?

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Ok, shock us!
I've heard it's somewhere around $2000-$2500. Found an online reference saying $2000 NZ dollars, but that was from 2005.

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I've heard it's somewhere around $2000-$2500. Found an online reference saying $2000 NZ dollars, but that was from 2005.

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Holy sheep! that's a lot of money.
I understand they are sheep covered Kevlar.

Now if they came with the electronics/headphones, all ready to plug in (I'm thinking Bose price headphones) then it wouldn't be so, as they say "out of reach"

Ok' maybe remove the Kevlar and U have leather skull cap and Bose phones.
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Holy sheep! that's a lot of money.
I understand they are sheep covered Kevlar.

Now if they came with the electronics/headphones, all ready to plug in (I'm thinking Bose price headphones) then it wouldn't be so, as they say "out of reach"
Yes, they're operational headsets as well. Not sure what quality level the electronics are, but the passive noise attenuation should be pretty good. Does not appear that ANL is available, and installing an aftermarket unit is probably difficult.

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+1 to above, I asked a few years back and was told around $2,700. Plus I think they look big, over sized on a normal head as it ads all you see on the outside of a standard Gentex type helmet.


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