I debated where to post this, since it touches avionics, new panels and ignition systems at the same time...
I'm in process of getting quotes for a new panel and turning my airplane from a nice analog-VFR machine to more of a glass-IFR machine.
One of the things I've liked in some airplanes I've flown is a simple process of turning on the mags and battery and hitting a push-button to start as opposed to using a key. Seems simpler.
Any reason why I shouldn't do that with the new panel, since I'm re-wiring a lot of things?
I have Slick mags on my O-360 right now, and I've been considering going to eMags for all the normal reasons (efficiency, normal plugs) since they're coming up on overhaul and wondered if a switch to those mags would have any effect on the push button start idea above...I don't think so but I don't know for sure.
In short, these are major changes. I think
this is something I want to do, but I don't know what I don't know yet, especially around dependencies. I'd certainly appreciate your thoughts and opinions about the way to go about this, since I'm certain some of you have made this decision yourselves more than once. (I'm looking in your direction, Carl.)