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CharlieWaffles 11-14-2011 12:47 AM

Push Button Starter
 
So, for those of you that have a push button starter, what are you doing about a keylock? Is there a keylock without a L/R Magento option? Are you wiring up switches for L/R magentos??

gasman 11-14-2011 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharlieWaffles (Post 595596)
So, for those of you that have a push button starter, what are you doing about a keylock?

1. Is there a keylock without a L/R Magneto option?
2. Are you wiring up switches for L/R magnetos??

1. YES. You could use it to control your master or starter.
2. YES. Simple cheap and reliable.

CharlieWaffles 11-14-2011 01:29 AM

Thanks. Where are you finding key switches without Magento control?

cfiidon 11-14-2011 03:31 AM

Marine Switch
 
You could try something like this:

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...gnition+Switch

and use it to control the battery master ground or the power to the starter or I suppose provide a second ground source to both magnetos.

Now I'll throw in my two cents: I think keyed switches provide no security at all. A canopy lock deters hands in the cockpit. I good chain and lock around the prop deters engine start. But you are the designer/builder so go with what makes you feel comfortable. Most twins have a door lock and toggles for magnetos.

Don

Toobuilder 11-14-2011 06:49 AM

I'm using the standard keyed switch to control the ignition and a push button for the starter. The starter button is "hot" with the master switch on.

N941WR 11-14-2011 06:54 AM

Push button, mag switches, and no key.

I find no reason to add the complexity of a key switch. Besides, who in their right mind would steal an experimental? However, you might want to find a way to secure the canopy so no one can open it and take your radios.

panhandler1956 11-14-2011 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by N941WR (Post 595633)
Push button, mag switches, and no key.

I did the same as Bill - if some nefarious wants your airplane, a key isn't gonna stop them - IMHO.

Guy Prevost 11-14-2011 07:09 AM

I'm also push button, ignition switches, and no key. I don't lock the canopy either. If someone wants to steal my radios, I'm hoping they gently open the canopy instead of smash it. It's easier to replace electronics than the canopy.

At my home airport the plane is in a locked hangar. When I'm away, I just use my canopy cover.

Guy

Mark12A 11-14-2011 07:27 AM

PB Starter...
 
Plus, the starter button on the stick really kills two birds with one stone. And your airplane doesn't have to be impregnable...just harder to get into than the next one in line.

N208ET 11-14-2011 07:42 AM

same
 
I have a push button with toggle mag switches. I have a canopy lock that works but will easily give if pushed hard. Keeps the honest thieves out. I think the best security is a canopy cover, what people can't see won't tempt them to steal.

Randy


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