Although my original microphone had worked flawlessly, I recently moved to a different R22 helicopter where the radio was speech activated. I’m quite quietly spoken and found the response time of the new radio meant that I needed a little more sensitivity.
I felt a longer reach microphone would sit directly in front of my mouth. In the air this works as intended, giving the fraction of a second lead time in the noisy R22 environment meaning my radio call is fully heard. Additionally, it really helps when in the office (see my other review – I use it with a flightsounds box with MS Teams) I can speak more quietly and every work is picked up but breathing is not, so I’m still safe from the Darth Vader impressions too!
Switching the microphone is really simple, no tools just a simple and effective plug in/out.
I’m happy to keep the shorter mic for passenger rides as the positioning allows me to take sips from my water bottle without adjusting the mic. Delivery was swift and as always, customer service is excellent.