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Old 12-13-2018, 08:45 PM
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I just zip them up and take them home with me.
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My canopy cover only provides just enough security to keep the honest people out.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:07 PM
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I'm going to try these on the 8.
Bought a pair and they look like the will work fine.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:09 PM
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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.
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The problem with installing the plugs behind you is that they are difficult to reach when you have to reset the plugs in flight. Also, you have to be very careful when putting baggage in the back that you don't damage a plug or wire.

Putting the plugs low on the corner of either side of the panel works best, IMnotsoHO.

Robert, let me know what you decide. For 11 years I have been laying them on the floor, directly in front of the spar and just warning passengers when they get in and out.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:13 AM
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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.

The Captian's side:


The "copilot's" side with builtin pony tail hair clip (?)
Sorry for the thread creep...Scott can you tell me more about the ear plugs you use on your halo, looks like they might last longer than the standard yellow ones...
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:34 PM
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Default CQ1 Ear Plugs

As DanH recently posted in another thread "Ahhh, but those are not Halos..."

What you are seeing in Scott's pictures are not Halo headsets but are the far superior CQ1 headset from Card Machine Works (CMW) with their premium option for Comply Professional ear tips. CMW ship their headset with the perfect tube adapters to use a couple different Comply foam tips if you so choose. They don't directly try to sell you the more expensive ear tips, as they are available from a lot of sources, and they understand that a lot of pilots would rather put the dollars into avgas. We've seen Scott and Tanya use the both the yellow foam (which is what they ship with) and the Comply tips.

Capt Sandy LOVES her CQ1 headset. She is currently using the standard yellow foam tips, and has some Comply foam tips to try.

Sandy used her new CQ1 as we flew about 3000nm after leaving Petit Jean. Loved that she could hear ATC with MUCH more clarity than her Zulu2. Loved being able to wear her knit cap when it was cold. Loved that she would forget they were on during a flight...Ö.

To stay a bit on topic, Sandy stores her CQ1 in the vent, just like Scott.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:40 PM
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The problem with installing the plugs behind you is that they are difficult to reach when you have to reset the plugs in flight. Also, you have to be very careful when putting baggage in the back that you don't damage a plug or wire.
Iíve only once had to reset the plugs in flight and I will admit it wasnít easy - but it was doable. Having the cords hang behind my shoulder 99% of the time is IMHO worth the very rare times I have to reach behind me to either reset a plug or exchange a headset for another. Iím not a big fan either of the headset cord laying across my lap and getting in the way of flight activity because itís plugged into plugs on the panel.

As far as being in the way when stowing baggage or flight gear theyíre generally not in the way and when they are I just unplug them, lay them in the seat or on the dash and plug them back in when Iím through loading the plane. No big deal! As they say, ďwhat ever floats your boat!Ē

Bird dog,
Unfortunately I donít have a really good picture of the plugs and right now the interior is torn apart and being upgraded. I also donít have a picture sharing website for posting pictures on VAF. However I do have one picture which shows the headsets hanging in the back on the hooks. Iíll pm it to you.

Jim
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:47 PM
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Bird dog,

Sorry I cannot send you a picture. VAF pm wonít let me paste a picture and your profile doesnít allow email.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:07 PM
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Bird dog,

Sorry I cannot send you a picture. VAF pm wonít let me paste a picture and your profile doesnít allow email.
Sent ya a PM
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:54 PM
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I wanted to keep the wires out of the way, put them higher than the upper baggage wall. The headset holders are mounted on the support. My better half has hers hanging up on her side..... The brackets were sized for Lightspeeds before we switched over to Clarity Aloft. In 10 years I never had to unplug or re-plug them in during flight.

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Old 12-15-2018, 09:16 PM
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I bent some scrap aluminum up and made these hangers. Shamelessly copied from Van's factory airplanes.



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