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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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Old 11-14-2011, 07:05 AM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:09 AM
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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.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:27 AM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:42 AM
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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.

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