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Old 12-13-2018, 12:10 PM
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Default Headset Stowage

Anyone have any interesting (or uninteresting) ways of stowing your headsets in an RV-9, tip-up?

Robert

Photos would be most excellent.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:21 PM
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In my -7A, I set them in the MLG weldment.
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:04 PM
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I usually mount a bracket about 2 inches below the sub panel on the fuselage side rib. Easy access, out of sight, out of the way of your knee.
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:17 PM
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We just jam them into the air vent and forgedaboudit. It doesn't have to be complicated if It Just Works.

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Old 12-13-2018, 01:54 PM
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Default Zip it up, bring it home!

I just zip them up and take them home with me. The heat is the biggest enemy of headsets (and avionics, and just about everything else), so one of the nice things about a compact headset like this is that it's not a major hassle to just bring a couple of them back with me rather than leaving them in the airplane.

I'm just about finished with that RV in the background, and just flew across the country (via 737) for some transition training. I zipped up the headset and put it in my computer bag along with my notebook and some 'work' stuff.


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Old 12-13-2018, 05:11 PM
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This is in a -12, but the idea would work in most any RV methinks:

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Old 12-13-2018, 05:16 PM
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Default How about behind your head

The gentleman who built my RV7A ran the headset wires to the top bracing in the cargo storage area that separates the rear plexiglass window. He also installed two coat hooks (one on each side) on that top brace behind the headset plug ins to hange the headsets on when not in use.

You wouldn’t want to leave them there very long when the plane is parked out in the sun but I have left them there on my $100 hamburger trips for a few hours without any trouble. If you do this same installation I recommend getting larger hooks. The small clothes hooks he used tend to not always hold the headsets unless you’re careful when you place them there. However I love having the headset plugs behind me with the wires naturally hanging over my shoulders and out of the way.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:21 PM
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I leave them on the glare shield. One less thing to forget
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:59 PM
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I leave mine on my head at all times. That way it never gets lost.

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Old 12-13-2018, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tankerpilot75 View Post
The gentleman who built my RV7A ran the headset wires to the top bracing in the cargo storage area that separates the rear plexiglass window. He also installed two coat hooks (one on each side) on that top brace behind the headset plug ins to hange the headsets on when not in use.

You wouldn’t want to leave them there very long when the plane is parked out in the sun but I have left them there on my $100 hamburger trips for a few hours without any trouble. If you do this same installation I recommend getting larger hooks. The small clothes hooks he used tend to not always hold the headsets unless you’re careful when you place them there. However I love having the headset plugs behind me with the wires naturally hanging over my shoulders and out of the way.
Got any pics of the plug location?
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