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    Question Engine Start Switches

    Hi friends and simmers,
    I plan to mount two "Solenoid Magnetic Switches" into my (737) overhead panel working as engine start switches. The Interface is ready (with an extra 24V power supply to hold the magnets), but I don't know, where to get this switches.
    I also learned, that these kind of switches are very expensive, about USD 1.500/EUR 1.100 each? Can someone confirm that?
    Any hints or tips appreciated!
    Last edited by flightdeck; 07-27-2007 at 10:54 AM. Reason: Shifted currencies :-)
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    Well I have seen them for around $300.00 US each if you watch like Ebay but that would sound like a serviceable set price.
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    I'll try that! Thx a lot, Bob!
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    Wow. I had no idea they were that high. I wonder what all those solenoid switches in my Sperry AP would cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    Wow. I had no idea they were that high. I wonder what all those solenoid switches in my Sperry AP would cost.
    HUGE $$$ BSW!! And by the way that is $1500.00 U.S. each switch!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    Wow. I had no idea they were that high. I wonder what all those solenoid switches in my Sperry AP would cost.
    Business idea: Buy old APs...... disassemble.... sell solenoid switches to simmers at high markup.

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    Hi guys,

    Dont know much about this stuff. This might help.

    http://www.thesolenoidcompany.com/rotary_d.php

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    Thank you for that link.

    That is a very interesting web-site.


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