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Old 11-14-2011, 12:47 AM
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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??
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:22 AM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:29 AM
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Thanks. Where are you finding key switches without Magento control?
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:31 AM
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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.

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:49 AM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:54 AM
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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.
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