Remote switch mounted on pilot's forward seat bulkhead near fuel selector valve. Easily accessible if and when needed.

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Comment by Daniel Niendorff on January 24, 2021 at 4:13pm

Sounds like you have thought it through and have good ways to know if your ELT activates either in the air or on the ground.  I doubt your inspector will take issue with it.

Comment by Bill Bear on January 24, 2021 at 4:02pm

Hi Daniel,

My radio constantly monitors 121.5 so I will get an alert to check my remote switch.  The switch has a guard on both sides so an accidental activation should be difficult.  Also, my ELT has a small speaker that sounds off when the ELT is activated.  I was not specifically concerned that I couldn't see the light directly.

If my "inspector" is not satisfied, I'll add another LED in parallel and put it on a blank space on the panel.  The instrument panel is precious real estate, and the remote switch panel is not required to be there, but I do have to be able to reach the switch and that I can do easily and quickly.

At any rate, that was my rationale for its location.


Comment by Daniel Niendorff on January 24, 2021 at 8:03am

How will you see the indicator light if accidentally activated?  I have generally taken to the idea of locating the ELT remote away from all of my usual movements to prevent accidentally flipping the switch.   

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