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Decibel level inside an airplane
« on: May 20, 2008, 01:26:33 PM »
I have found a lot of data regarding aircraft noise outside the cabin, but nothing about decibels inside. Does anyone know where i might find such? Specifically, middle seats in a T206. Thanks.
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 02:48:18 PM »
 I don't know where you'd find the data you're looking for, but I do have a dB meter that you'd be welcome to borrow if you're ever in BC Fraser Valley.
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 04:21:10 PM »
I don't know where you'd find the data you're looking for, but I do have a dB meter that you'd be welcome to borrow if you're ever in BC Fraser Valley.

I'd like to borrow that myself, but given the price of fuel, it would be a bit cheaper to buy one! I saw an analog sound level meter at RadioShack for under $50.

I wonder if there's any free software that could turn a laptop into a db meter, but I'm too lazy to google for it!

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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 05:00:00 PM »

I wonder if there's any free software that could turn a laptop into a db meter, but I'm too lazy to google for it!


So are we :)

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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 06:10:02 PM »

I wonder if there's any free software that could turn a laptop into a db meter, but I'm too lazy to google for it!


So are we :)

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The software to turn your laptop into a sound level meter was too expensive.  How about Radio Shack....Less than one hour of fuel cost in a 172 for a db meter.

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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 08:25:10 PM »
Kenny,

Not sure where you are but I'm at Paine and have one of those meters someplace. Let me know if you want to take it for a ride...
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 09:54:56 PM »
........ data regarding aircraft noise .............Specifically, middle seats in a T206.     

  Why are you looking for this data-- just curiosity, or ???
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 04:15:10 PM »
Thanks for the loaner offers everyone. I'm based at KSZT and don't have any immediate plans for visits to the west side.

I incorrectly thought that a meter would be too expensive so I never bothered to look. I'll check that.

As to the reason; i want to know how loud it is in the back seat before my infant grand daughter goes for a ride ;D

Thanks again, all.
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 04:34:19 PM »
I have one in Yakima and use it regularly when I do audio reinforcement.
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2008, 05:22:05 PM »
As to the reason; i want to know how loud it is in the back seat before my infant grand daughter goes for a ride    ........   

 Earplugs!  Unless it's an airliner, I'm sure it's too loud for a baby without some sort of hearing protection.

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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 05:56:35 PM »
As to the reason; i want to know how loud it is in the back seat before my infant grand daughter goes for a ride    ........   

 Earplugs!  Unless it's an airliner, I'm sure it's too loud for a baby without some sort of hearing protection.

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I think it might be too loud too! her Mom certainly thinks so :o. But, I want to know for certain because there are published recommendations for infant exposure to noise. I don't think she would tolerate a headset or earplugs, but maybe earmuffs would do the trick.

The planned flight is a long one; nine hours with fuel stops. Thanks for the reply! ;D
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 08:26:53 PM »
I have found a lot of data regarding aircraft noise outside the cabin, but nothing about decibels inside. Does anyone know where i might find such? Specifically, middle seats in a T206. Thanks.

It varies. Is Al in it? Is there turbulence? He can get REALLY loud!

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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2008, 09:25:09 PM »

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The planned flight is a long one; nine hours with fuel stops. Thanks for the reply! ;D
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2008, 09:40:23 PM »
As to the reason; i want to know how loud it is in the back seat before my infant grand daughter goes for a ride    ........   

 Earplugs!  Unless it's an airliner, I'm sure it's too loud for a baby without some sort of hearing protection.

Eric

I think it might be too loud too! her Mom certainly thinks so :o. But, I want to know for certain because there are published recommendations for infant exposure to noise. I don't think she would tolerate a headset or earplugs, but maybe earmuffs would do the trick.

The planned flight is a long one; nine hours with fuel stops. Thanks for the reply! ;D

9 hours with fuel stops?
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Re: Decibel level inside an airplane
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 06:38:26 PM »
As to the reason; i want to know how loud it is in the back seat before my infant grand daughter goes for a ride    ........   

 Earplugs!  Unless it's an airliner, I'm sure it's too loud for a baby without some sort of hearing protection.

Eric

I think it might be too loud too! her Mom certainly thinks so :o. But, I want to know for certain because there are published recommendations for infant exposure to noise. I don't think she would tolerate a headset or earplugs, but maybe earmuffs would do the trick.

The planned flight is a long one; nine hours with fuel stops. Thanks for the reply! ;D

9 hours with fuel stops?
X2?

David - did the medals arrive yet? I just found our first awardee!

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Tony, I missed the award joke. My airplane has 5.5 hours endurance, but I don't and I'm guessing a 7 month old wouldn't either.

The circumnav of Hudson's Bay is over 2200 miles. I am having difficulty finding out who might have fuel and at what price. CYYQ, CYEK, CYRT, CYZS, CYIK, CYKO, CYPX, CYGW.

Please clue me in on the joke if there was one.
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