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That innocuous foam cover

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That cover over the microphone popped off while I was pulling the headset from over the seat. I figured, "no big deal" and went flying without it in place. What a bummer. My Sierra picked up all the cockpit noise and funneled it right through the intercom. Super-annoying :x . So after returning I found the thing lying on the rear floor and zip-tied it in place.
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Re: That innocuous foam cover

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According to this interview with Dr. Brent Blue, microphone covers should be dipped in a 10% bleach solution and then left to air dry. I assume this would mostly apply well before a pilot or passenger switch is made. It might also now be handy to carry extra mic covers in the age of COVID-19, along with either some Clorox sheets or alcohol wipes.

Starts at 5:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KeB7j_6k6Q
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Re: That innocuous foam cover

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TwinStarScott wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:22 am
According to this interview with Dr. Brent Blue, microphone covers should be dipped in a 10% bleach solution and then left to air dry. I assume this would mostly apply well before a pilot or passenger switch is made. It might also now be handy to carry extra mic covers in the age of COVID-19, along with either some Clorox sheets or alcohol wipes.

Starts at 5:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KeB7j_6k6Q
Not a bad thought. But in my case I'm the sole infester of said microphone :D
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Re: That innocuous foam cover

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I had a similar experience lately Rich. I just ordered 4 extras to stash in the plane and flight bag.

I like your idea of the zip tie over the supplied tiny rubberband
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Re: That innocuous foam cover

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Who'd a thunk that cheap little foam dealy would make such a difference :tap:
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Re: That innocuous foam cover

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I bought a 10 pack from Amazon before the last Young Eagles. They don't fit everything perfectly, but they're cheap.

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Re: That innocuous foam cover

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I have some spares in the airplane. My headsets are all David Clark. I generally replace them only when they start to fall apart (which in my case tends to be about 2 - 3 years).
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Re: That innocuous foam cover

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$0.87 each in packs of 15: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071Z ... X1UJ&psc=1

Each passenger gets one to keep. Except for my wife's headset and my own, I pull them off after flight to make certain the next user gets a new one.
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