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Old 09-18-2008, 05:29 AM
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Geico266 Geico266 is offline
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I have flown planes with push buttons and from a safety stand point they are not a good idea. There is no key to lock the aircraft's ignition. Anyone can get it the plane turn on the master and push the button.

Story Time: I am reminded of SnF a few years ago where a customer was sitting in a light sport display plane and said; "What does this button do"? The Rotax 912S engine started full throttle, plane shot across a busy area, hit a ditch, went airborne, and then crashed into 3 cars. Push button stater? NOT a good idea in an airplane.

Go with the key lock. When the key is on dash or in your pocket the plane cannot be started.
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Last edited by Geico266 : 09-18-2008 at 06:14 AM.
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