Aviator headsets for VATSIM control?

David Matichuk

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Aviator headsets for VATSIM control?
« on: January 13, 2020, 06:42:53 PM »
Can I use the same headset for real flight, sim flight as well as VATSIM? I'm looking at a Lightspeed Zulu 3 but I was told it only works in planes and is not compatible with PC's. Anyone know if there are adapters for this? How about bluetooth? If I can use the Zulu 3 Bluetooth to take calls then I should be able to use bluetooth to connect Zulu 3 to VATSIM? I'd like some feedback before I drop $1200 on these cans.

Kolby Dunning

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Re: Aviator headsets for VATSIM control?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 07:10:32 PM »
From the website:

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How do I connect my Zulu 3 headset with my Bluetooth device?
1. Turn on the headset and verify the green LED is flashing. Make sure Zulu 3’s Bluetooth mode is turned off. Blue or red flashes from the Bluetooth LED should not be present.
2. Press and hold the Zulu 3 Bluetooth button for about five to ten seconds or until the Bluetooth LED continually flashes red and blue. This indicates the Zulu 3 pairing mode setting and lasts about two minutes. If this step takes longer and the Bluetooth LED is no longer alternating red and blue, start over from step one.
3. With Zulu 3 in pairing mode, follow the menu prompts on your Bluetooth device directing it to look for Bluetooth devices.
4. Select Lightspeed-V### (numbers may vary) on your Bluetooth device from the list of found devices.
5. If asked to enter a password or PIN, enter 0000. Your device should now be paired and ready for continued use with Zulu 3. When you turn on the Zulu 3 Bluetooth mode it will connect to the most recently paired device.

This website may be able to help with the hardware side of things: https://www.lightspeedaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zulu3-User-Guide-RevA4.pdf

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Re: Aviator headsets for VATSIM control?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 06:02:02 PM »
This website may be able to help with the hardware side of things: https://www.lightspeedaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zulu3-User-Guide-RevA4.pdf

Thank you. That was helpful to know it's possible but I still wonder why I don't see more examples of people using the Zulu 3 on their PC's, specifically in simulators. I wonder if it doesn't work well in that environment. I wish there was more information about this.

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Re: Aviator headsets for VATSIM control?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 09:37:31 PM »
This website may be able to help with the hardware side of things: https://www.lightspeedaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zulu3-User-Guide-RevA4.pdf

Thank you. That was helpful to know it's possible but I still wonder why I don't see more examples of people using the Zulu 3 on their PC's, specifically in simulators. I wonder if it doesn't work well in that environment. I wish there was more information about this.

I'm assuming that it is because it is expensive (there is no point for them if you aren't flying in real life) and this type of headset isn't required for VATSIM (there are a variety of other options so the Zulu 3 wouldn't be necessary).

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Re: Aviator headsets for VATSIM control?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 07:10:57 AM »
I enjoy Turtle beach headsets! Come in multiple options (Wired VS wireless) There are hardware options to convert the jacks into USB when using real aviation headsets. But why spend $1200 for an ATC sim headset? Still going into USB...?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/flightsoundx.php

^ Is an example of the hardware required

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Re: Aviator headsets for VATSIM control?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 07:30:06 AM »
Sounds perfect for simpits.