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    Default Who makes the panel/avionics locks?

    In the past I have seen a type of yoke lock that also has a part that locks a bar over the center avionics section of the panel.
    I have been looking around the internet and I can't find any listed anywhere...
    Anyone have any ideas?
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    I haven't seen what you are referring to. But from the sound of what you are asking for, if you can't find it you could probably have somebody fabricate one fairly easily.
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    If you are referring to the Cessna style, that one usually locks the yoke and covers the mag & master switch. The idea being you wouldn't start the plane with the control lock installed.

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    THANK YOU AGAIN, MR PID.... That is the device I have seen.... The Iron Maiden...
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    And they are not cheap......
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    Wow, neat device. Hadn't ever seen that.
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    The CAP calls them The Iron Maiden. They lock up both yokes, the throttle and mix and they block the radio panel from view and would make it much more time consuming to extract a radio or GPS.

    They are a big pain in the butt to put back in place or remove before flight. But for $400 I wonder what I could weld up on my own...
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    Somebody sells Medico pick-proof lock cylinders for Cessnas. Put one on the baggage door and lock the pilot's door from the inside.

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    Somebody jimmied my pilot side door night before last. Looks like they were messing around with a few other planes as well.
    More local dopers looking for something to pawn.
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    Here you go. Lock cylinders are $100 per. Locking the pilot door from inside is the only way to make it jimmy-proof. Extend that latch bolt.

    http://www.aircraftsecurity.com/lock.../singleengine/

    Besides, with winter winds and snow you need to use external gust locks to ease the wear on your cables and pulleys.

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    to use external gust locks to ease the wear on your cables and pulleys
    I have them. I made them from plastic water pipe covered with foam sleeves.
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