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Old 04-09-2018, 08:57 AM
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Aside from aircraft spruce, has anyone else found a good source for
door/baggage compartment locks? I just got off the phone with ACS because I wanted (3) locks. One for the baggage compartment and (2) for the doors. They told me that it takes 6 weeks to get them.

I see them offered on other sites, I'm just worried about sizes and making sure it works properly.

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Old 04-09-2018, 09:09 AM
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Google "cabinet lock"
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:24 AM
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I picked up my baggage door lock from my local Camping World. Any RV (recreational vehicle) would have them. Mine is made by Sherwood.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:05 AM
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I got mine online at a lock shop, and yes, they are just cabinet locks. I also got a set from ACS. It was a NIGHTMARE trying to get three locks keyed the same (and expensive). Comparing the ACS locks with the ones from the lock shop, the only real difference was the key. The ACS key was a double cut key, the cadet lock, single cut. The ACS locks came with only two keys; the cabinet locks came with 2 keys for each lock (6 total).

The other consideration was that the bezel on the ACS locks is slightly different from the cabinet locks. This came into play when using the Aerosport Low Profile Handle. The trim ring is machined for the ACS locks and I needed to "massage" the trim to achieve a nice fit...

A nice thing about the locks I bought is that they have a weather cover in the key slot. When you remove the key, the hole is blocked by an internal "door" preventing water or dirt from entering the lock. The ACS does not have that feature.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:10 AM
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I like these round key type locks. Harder to break off a key in them.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 04-09-2018, 06:33 PM
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Thanks Guys... found these on Amazon... there are 4 to a set all keyed the same, so I can use the same key for both doors and the baggage compartment. Hopefully they'll fit OK. Way cheaper than ACS and they'll be here in 2 days instead of 6 weeks.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:15 PM
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I like these round key type locks. Harder to break off a key in them.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Carl
That's what I used, got two for the doors and one for the baggage, all keyed the same.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:52 PM
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What is the size/length lock needed? I see many different lengths from 3/4" to 1 1/2"
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:00 PM
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That's what I used, got two for the doors and one for the baggage, all keyed the same.
One consideration. I do not install locks on the doors, just the baggage compartment. My thought is that if someone wants to steal the avionics, he will do it one way or another. A door lock might translate to a broken door and a lot of work. The avionics will be gone anyway - and covered by insurance.

If parked on the ramp the canopy cover is on it so the “people just looking” aspect is not there.

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Old 04-15-2018, 03:55 PM
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What is the size/length lock needed? I see many different lengths from 3/4" to 1 1/2"
Mark - I had the same question and wound up ordering the wrong size. Here is what i ultimately ordered and they fit perfectly... 5/8"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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