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srn4 - n/a
22-Jun-06, 11:04 AM
Does anyone know of a cheap noise canceling type intercom that could be used whilst cruising?

Im fed up of having to yell....



dazling - n/a
22-Jun-06, 02:21 PM
what about using a rally intercom with practice headsets instead of helmets ! the terratrip clubman system is cheap enough

just a thought


team black - n/a
22-Jun-06, 06:31 PM
Cheap, noise cancelling and waterproof http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif That'll keep you going for a bit!

Michel - n/a
23-Jun-06, 09:54 PM
Ultralight plane shops have some models.

Same engines, same noise, same wind, same rain.

jimmyd - n/a
27-Jun-06, 01:37 AM
Hi Dunc

I've never done any cruising or used any of the intercom systems suitable for use on a hovercraft, but have you thought of using moulded headphones as used by musicians and all the motor racing guys - F1 etc?

They can be expensive (at least 200 a pair and upto 900), but I use them all the time and they're great. You get moulds made of your ear and then the headies are custom made to fit you. They attenuate a serious amount of outside noise, which means you can run the headphones at a safe level from your intercom.

Check out http://www.handheldaudio.co.uk (www.handheldaudio.co.uk)

Shure make a set of headphones called E2's which are a sort of generic fit version of the custom made ones, but a lot cheaper... http://www.shure.co.uk/PersonalAudio/Products/Earphones/E-Se (www.shure.co.uk/PersonalAudio/Products/Earphones/E-Series/index.htm) ries/index.htm

What's more you can wear a helmet... Obviously leaves you with a mic problem....

let me know if you try it


Renegade1127 - n/a
27-Jun-06, 01:47 PM
Try Maplins Dunc.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=10060&& (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=10060&&source=14&doy=27m6) source=14&doy=27m6

They should do the job, and NiMh batteries will extend the life.

jcraig - n/a
28-Jun-06, 01:04 AM
I have a pair of shure E3c's which are about $130 american. They work very well. I have used them mowing and on planes, and when you take them off in a plane you think "man it's loud out here." I have yet to try them with hovercraft as I have yet to build mine. They come with a bunch of different styles of earpieces so you get a good fit.


P.S. (if anyone wants to give me a free hovercraft in exchange for this bit of advice, feel free)