you know that crack you're not supposed to put things into?

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  1. eman1200

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    you know, the one between the glare shield and the wind shield? well I guess I tossed my keys a lil too hard on the glare shield and as if it was in slow motion I watched as they slid all the way back, disappeared into the crack, and deep into the panel. fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu kme. took me a good 25 minutes to get them out. it was not fun, I do not recommend it.
     
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    I’ve got an annoying penny I can’t get out of there. Care to explain how it’s done?

    And congrats.
     
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    Sledge hammer and Safelite?:mad:
     
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    Only 25 minutes.?? That didn't take long at all.
     
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    gotta be more careful hoski
     
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    Just wait about 8-10 hours. It’ll work its way out. Or eat a big box of dates & raisins and wash it down with a couple shots of maple syrup. Only 25 minutes, or so I hear.
     
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    My airplane is 41 years old. There are some 40-year-old bug carcasses in there. You can see 'em from the outside through the windshield, but there's no getting to them.
     
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    A paper sectional is just thin enough and just stiff enough to sweep them out.
     
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    Is that why you didn’t get back to Jqf until almost 8 PM yesterday?
     
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    I’ll have to try that. I have the same problem as @Pilawt and it really ‘bugs’ me.
     
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    There may or may not be a key to the luggage/entry door somewhere under the cowling of the Mooney. And that gets you inside where there may or may not be a hidden ignition key.

    Probably not though, as I'll have to remove them once the ADSB mandate takes hold.
     
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    I've been known to keep the keys to my car on top of one of the tires. easier than carrying them in my pocket.
     
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    There is a crack you are not supposed to put something into ?
     
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    Duct tape and/or WD40?
     
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    I always hang the keys on the DG knob.
     
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    Me too
     
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    Plebs. Those of us with glass cockpits don’t have the DG key ring holder.
     
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    Yep. I'm old school. Just 2 G5s, G430W and GTX345. And it's a C-172, not a Bomooney.
     
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    Ha finally one use for paper sectional
     
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    Use the mixture knob
     
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    I put my keys in my pants pocket . . . Just sayin' . . . .

    Add more keys to your ring. I have the following on mine:
    1. Ignition key
    2. Door key
    3. Baggage key
    4. Hangar key
    5. Old hangar key (in case I visit and need it again--new tenant's idea, not mine)
    6. Maintenance key
    7. Padlock key
    8. Tag with my name and PPL date [gift from my CFI]
     
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    Keys are in the pocket until it comes time to needing them to start the plane. Baggage door and ignition key are on their own little keychain attached to the main keychain. Comes off right after I close the hangar as in walking towards the plane. And no, I don’t need more keys on my keychain.
     
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    This guy could get it...

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    Sounds like a complicated system. It would probably be easier if you just left the ignition key in the ignition 24/7.
     
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    I hate it when that happens.
     
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    For safety reasons, I’d hang it on the DG instead.
     
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    multiple hidden spares, always, every vehicle, in bags, on vehicle, in hangar, garage, readily available at home.
    NO, it is NOT compensating for “age” or a “bad memory”... it’s simply “being prepared”, lol.
     
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    I take it you aren't a fan of these things? :)

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    That’s fine. I’ve owned an airplanes with such a mag switch.

    However, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to ignore the fact that a keyed ignition has some safety advantages. Hanging it on the dg helps you ensure you shut it off, and gives you an easy visual indication of such when you glance in the airplane.

    Same thing in my boat. Boat rule #1: nobody steps on the swimboard unless the key is removed from the ignition and is hanging from a spot where anyone in the boat has an easy visual.
     
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    Aren’t some people taught when they shut down to put the keys on the glare shield to let the line guys know they keys are out?
     
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    I’ve heard that before and have certainly seen some folks do it. I’ve never liked the risk of losing the keys if they slide into the “crack”.
     
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    Just imagine the pain if the keys fell down a defroster vent...
     
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    I certainly was trained to show the line guys the keys were out and on the glare shield. I have a huge ring and a long lanyard for safety. I also “set”, not “throw”. Whatever, I’m destined to match Eman any flight now...
     
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    I put a carabiner on my tow bar. I hang my key on it first thing when I get into the hangar. It only comes off when I’m ready to get in and start up. That way I never forget to pull the tow bar off.
     
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    I was taught that and to this date still do.
     
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    Because you never shut down and park away from your hangar, like on a overnight trip or even a lunch run???