Icaro Omega 2

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Product code: ICARO-OMEGA2

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Status: Current model

Condition: New

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Top-of-the-range microlight helmet with built-in headset offering excellent vision and safety.

Icaro2000 is committed to ongoing product research and development. For this reason, following requests by many pilots and dealers for a microlight helmet with integrated headsets offering excellent vision and a high level of safety, we produced the Omega 2. Although its volume is appreciable, this helmet is visually lightened by an exciting design which minimises lateral projections, inside which are the best Peltor Optime III earphones.

Helmet features

  • Shell made of fiber glass
  • Interchangeable internal padding
  • Adjustable plastic-coated stainless steel wire
  • Strap suspension cables with luxury chin strap (registered model)
  • "Float Fit" earphone suspension
  • "Rollbar" and "Turbo Skip"
  • "Don Loop"
  • Certification E.N. 966
  • Manual
  • Weight
  • Made 100% in Italy
  • One size fits all (optional)
  • Visor Standard (optional extra)
  • Visor Rollbar (optional extra)

Headset features

  • ICE electronics
  • Aviation or 2m
  • Ear cups Peltor Optime III
  • Microphone
  • "Swing Boom"
  • Loudspeakers
  • Volume control
  • Radio cable

Shell made of strong fiber glass layers

Omega 2, a helmet built using the same technology as in military applications, including high-modulus glass fibre and high-density polystyrol to guarantee the highest possible standards of safety.

Interchangeable Internal Padding

3 internal paddings are adapted to the 3 sizes determined by the wheel regulator situated in the back of the helmet. They can be replaced by larger or smaller padding pieces included the wheel regulator, thus varying the helmet size.

You just choose your own size of ICARO tailored inner helmet lining for a safe, perfectly comfortable head fit. It can be changed in moments in case a different size is needed.

If the helmet is not a perfect fit, Icaro will send a new padding free of charge, independently from where you bought the helmet.

The important advantage: you can easily remove the padding and replace it with a new one or just wash it.

Covering shell edge

We found a method to stich a strip of fabric around the helmet shell edge. The result is beautiful!

Sidepieces and chin strap

Plastic-coated stainless steel wire sidepieces and micrometric chin strap.

"Float Fit" earphone suspension

The "Float Fit" earphone suspension allows the earcups to settle perfectly over your ears.

Float Fit also allows you to easily adjust the earphone pressure on your ears for best quiet and comfort, whatever your head size, simply turning the two screws on the inside of the helmet.

"Don Loop"

The "Don Loop" donning loops make for effortless donning of the helmet with the earphones perfectly placed automatically.

The donning loops on the two sides of the helmet are linked to the earphones. When putting on the helmet, these loops can be used to pull the earphones outwards, away from the ears, which makes it easier to lower the helmet into the final position. When the loops are released, the earphones return to their correct position on the ears.

Certification E.N. 966

The Omega 2 has been tested by the Italian laboratory Newton, a company authorized by the Italian Ministry of Transport and recognized by the German TUV.

All our helmets are designed especially for free flight and micro light pilots, in accordance with the European standards (EN 966).

Our helmets were designed and built specifically to be as light as possible. However they optimize safety for hang glider, paraglider and micro light pilots, as shown by the information above.

You can download and read the complete test report here (pdf 2.1 mb).

Look also at our very interesting video we made during the EN 966 test of the Icaro Rega helmet.

Look at the complete EN 966 test report.

Weight

  • Helmet with integrated headsets Peltor Optime III, electronics Ice and cable grams 1.170 +/- grams 50
  • Visor with visor fixing system grams 175

The weight of a helmet has a tolerance of +/- 50 grams due to the glue applied and to the thickness of the fiber glass layers.

Sizes

  • S (cm 56)
  • M (cm 58)
  • L (cm 60)
  • XL (cm 62)
  • XXL (cm 64)

The size of a helmet is always described by the inner circumference of the internal padding. The size number therefore corresponds to the head circumference in centimetres.  

ICE headsets

With the Omega 2 Icaro launches its new in-helmet electronic systems for radio communications.

A long term friend of ours, the engineer and former Royal Air Force pilot Ralph Chester, has a company called Comunica which manufactures state-of-the-art electronic systems for radio communications. We have invited Comunica, with their 25 years' experience making leading helmet and headset electronics for sport and professional aircraft, to design a new communications range of the very highest quality to complement our family of sport and professional flying helmets. ICE = Icaro Comunica Electronics.

The ICE design philosophy is simple:

  • To select the world’s very best components (ear defence, microphones, earphones, controls, cables and connectors, radios etc) to build your equipment, with cost a secondary consideration.
  • To give you the highest possible levels of comfort, safety, ease-of-use and long life of your communications equipment.

Aviation or 2m (options)

  • Headset Aviation: With aviation connectors, for aviation band radios.
  • Headset 2m: With 2m radio connectors, for 2m band radios.

Peltor Optime III ear cups

For the Omega 2 we use only the finest Peltor-brand "OPTIME III" ear defence cups, mounted perfectly into the helmet, for high noise-exclusion (SNR 35 db). The ICE detail design takes great care to preserve their special performance intact.

Microphone (options)

One of 3 world top performance noise-cancelling microphones can be chosen:

  • The miniature Knowles NR ELECTRET, best for most flying.
  • The Knowles WP ELECTRET, submersible, for floatplanes.
  • The AKG DYNAMIC for special applications.

One of 2 high performance mic windshields can be chosen, each machined to the ideal shape, from "reticulated" foam:

  • "BMUFF", the large windshield for open aircraft and windy applications.
  • "SMUFF", the neat small windshield for closed cockpits. 

Boom, speakers and volume control

The microphone stainless steel/brass bendy booms are the top MILITARY type and have PTFE swing-bearings for smooth movement up-and-down from the mouth. It allows a perfect microphone positioning in front of the mouth. Swing boom then allows you to simply swing the adjusted boom down below the chin (to drink, use a handkerchief etc) and then rotate it back up in front of the mouth, and it will be once again at the correct distance, without any re-adjustment.

The earphone loudspeakers are high fidelity mylar units.

The volume control is a tough MILITARY type. Omega 2 is supplied with an independent volume control system. Pilot and passenger can adjust the volume of their earphones independently, permitting perfect personalization and maximum flying comfort.

The radio cable (options)

The highest quality ICOM radio cables and SIGTRONIX headset cables are used, with a choice of:

  • "GA" TWIN-JACKS
  • "NEXUS, USNATO" SINGLE JACKS (MIL or PELTOR pinout)
  • Special connectors on request 

Radio and headset compatibility

Different radios and headsets have different connectors and internal wiring, which means that not every radio is compatible with every headset.

For this reason you will need to confirm the make and model of your radio when you place your order so that Icaro know which connector and wiring to use for the headset before they fit it to the helmet.

If there isn't a provision to give us this info on the product page itself then the best and easiest way to do this is using our contact form after you place your order.

Rollbar and Turbo Skip (recommended options at order time)

The "Rollbar" has the function to protect the chin with a titanium-anodized aluminium tube.

Icaro 2000 is a company committed to ongoing product research and development. For this reason, following requests by many pilots and dealers for a full-face Microlight helmet with built-in headsets, we opted for a different solution: the first helmet with a rollbar, offering excellent vision and a high level of safety. This helmet, with its exciting, high-tech design, is hallmarked by its most distinctive feature, the rollbar, which guarantees protection for the lower part of the face without reducing field of vision. The helmet is built using highly reliable materials and modern components. In particular, the rollbar, in high-performance aluminium, is highlighted by its titanium-colour anodized finish, which enhances the unit’s visual appearance.

The Turbo Skip avoids that the air flow can enter from the under side of the helmet and create annoying turbolences between the eyes and the visor. It is fixed on the rollbar and can easyly be replaced. The turbo skip with a zipper is a standard feature on all rollbar options

Visor Rollbar (optional extra)

Recommended option and mandatory with the rollbar and turbo skip.

It is the same visor as the normal one but with a special locking system in front of the rollbar, thus avoiding that it opens at high velocities.

The visor is equally easily unlocked and raised with one hand.

Moreover the strong visor helps to protect the face like an integral helmet.

2 colours available: transparent and tinted brown

Visor Standard (optional extra)

The long visor gives you great visibility both open and closed. It can be easily locked onto the shell, thus avoiding that it opens at high velocities.

The visor is equally easily unlocked and raised with one hand.

Moreover the strong visor helps to protect the face like an integral helmet.

2 colours available: transparent and tinted brown

Icaro Helmets Manual

Download the user manual and maintenance guide for all Icaro 2000 helmets:

Icaro 2000 Extreme Sports Helmets User Manual (PDF file, approx 166 KB)

Additional Information

Condition New
Shipping Details 1-3 workdays
Model Status Current model

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