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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By rcpaisley
Well said!

Well said Bill!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By rcpaisley
SDS problems

I will apologize to the experimental public for the rant (not that it isn't deserved).

There are historical reasons why we are all in the current situation.
Most people are unaware of how we got to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By rcpaisley
SDS problems

Most impressive rhetoric,
No one doubts that SDS kits represent the cheapest solution in engine managment.
SDS has pretty much been kicked out of the automotive market.
The electronics are 20 year...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-08-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By rcpaisley
SDS problems

As Ross infers, the weakest link in our system was always the SDS parts.
Their new "features", like most of the parts they supply never passed our requirements for value, function, and safety. This...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-30-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By rcpaisley
SDS boxes coming back

Most of the boxes coming back are EM-5 units.
We might put them on Ebay.

Robert
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-30-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,253
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII moves forward

No orphans with our customers,
We have tons of gold boxes coming back from customers upgrading to System32. We're trying to figure out what to do with these?

We will always have lots of legacy SDS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-06-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,728
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII System32

We thank all who have emailed and called asking about our new System32 engine management system.
http://www.flyefii.com/system-32/

This represents a 20 year leap forward in the available engine...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 102,537
Posted By rcpaisley
auto fuel

No problem with EFII/390 and premium auto fuel with up to 9:1 compression.
Higher compression engines should stick with 100LL.

As Cliff mentions, auto fuel shouldn't be flown over 8,000ft or in hot...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,929
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII

We have standard parts for the RSA-10 sumps (3 1/2" throat) for use with our 80mm throttle body. We have many high horsepower 540s (and the 8 cylinder Relentless NXT) running these parts.
We also...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-31-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By rcpaisley
Throttle response

As you open the throttle, more air enters the engine and manifold pressure rises accordingly.
The ECU is watching the manifold pressure and rpm to determine how much fuel to give the engine.
If you...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-30-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By rcpaisley
Orifice adapters

The orifice adapters are in your vacuum hose kit.
Two of them were in your kit.
They are brass male to female pieces with an .020" hole inside.
They will help settle down MAP signal fluctuation.
They...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By rcpaisley
CHT change

Hi Mel,
Something changed.
Are you climbing slower?
Are your EGTs different.
Is your air fuel ratio any different?
Is it 40 degree hotter outside than it was?
Is your oil temp different than...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-18-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By rcpaisley
MAP signal

Hi Terry,
Where is your MAP sensor getting its pressure source.
It should be on the throttle body for the most stable pressure (not on one cylinder). Your kit was delivered with two .020" orifice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By rcpaisley
MAP sensor

Hi Paul,
It can go on either side of the firewall,
Robert
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-22-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,426
Posted By rcpaisley
timing

Just a clarification on engine timing with EFII.
We position the timing magnets in our machine shop with a precision indexing machine. The is no variation from engine to engine on magnet position...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-19-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,426
Posted By rcpaisley
ECU

Our standard ignition timing curves work very well for these engines.
There is certainly nothing wrong with pilots making adjustments if they know what they are adjusting.

I have helped several...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-17-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,426
Posted By rcpaisley
test

It is very simple to determine if you are having ECU reboot during cranking (most likely situation - trust me, I've dealt with over 400 airplanes).

Hook up a separate battery to the ECU power for a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-17-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,426
Posted By rcpaisley
EI start

This is one of the benefits of the Bus Manager - protect the 12v supply to the ECUs during starting.

If an existing install develops this issue, it is usually a battery getting weak.
If an original...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By rcpaisley
EIGN-4-1 current draw

Hi Luis,
The EIGN-4-1 system draws an average current of 1.2A at high rpm.
The breaker values are short circuit protection.

Robert
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-11-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By rcpaisley
fuel pumps

The fuel pumps are self cooled by the 35gph of cold fuel running through the system. There is no such thing as hot starts with our system. There is always cold fuel at the injectors. The heat shield...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,760
Posted By rcpaisley
Bus Manager

Let's get back to reality:
There are close to 200 Bus Managers in the field.
First in service in 2008.
1000s of flight hours.
ZERO bus failures or fuel pump failures.

The internals of the Bus...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,760
Posted By rcpaisley
fuel pump wiring

The Bus Manager fuel pump wiring is very simple and diagrammed in the manual.
It does not require a signal from the Bus Manager to keep a pump on.
There is always one pump running regardless of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,760
Posted By rcpaisley
Bus Manager

Hi Charlie,
The current paths drawing is in the installation manual on our Downloads page,
Robert
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,760
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII Bus Manager

Wonderfull propaganda effort Dan - bravo!
It's going to take awhile for my Internet bologna meter to unstick its needle.

If any Actual customers have any Actual questions about how our products...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,760
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII Bus Manager

The Bus Manager is a fun little box that does a number of things.
Most importantly, it provides two separate current paths to the engine electronics that do not require pilot intervention to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,591
Posted By rcpaisley
fuel pump location

The fuel pump can go on the cabin floor or on the firewall.
If you mount it on the firewall, you want to put it low and not too close the exhaust pipes. The fuel pump comes with a heat shield to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII Boost Pump

Hi Ray,
We have a very high quality Boost Pump that uses an American made Walbro pump. They last forever:
http://www.flyefii.com/products/boost-pump/

Robert Paisley
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,693
Posted By rcpaisley
BUs Manager

Just over a pound,
Robert
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,693
Posted By rcpaisley
Bus Manager

More than half our systems go out with a Bus Manager.
It is the simplest solution for all these desired functions.

Robert
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,693
Posted By rcpaisley
Bus Manager

The isolation of the Bus Manager allows the mixed battery voltages to work fine together. We have many customers running one Odyssey and one EarthX.
The batteries are not tied together except if and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,772
Posted By rcpaisley
robust electrical

There is always more than one way to solve any electrical requirement.
We use a very simple and robust scheme that doesn't include a master relay, or a typical aircraft right/left/both type switch....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,772
Posted By rcpaisley
batts and alts

There really isn't anything to argue, that's how alternators work.
An important part of the evolving aircraft electronics systems is the evolving electrical distribution to support the new...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,772
Posted By rcpaisley
electrical system evolution

Dan's got it right,
Electrical system complexity follows a progression:
1. One batt, one alternator
2. Two batts, one alternator
3. Two batts, two alternators

One batt, two alternators is a problem....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-23-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII

Hi Tim,
The engine would light back up in a fraction of a second. There is no discernible delay,
Robert
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-22-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By rcpaisley
Bus Manager

Hi Tim,
The Emergency Power switch function of the Bus Manager is a completely separate circuit with its own Oring of both batteries to the Essential Bus.

If the normal current path through the Bus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,874
Posted By rcpaisley
fuel coolers

Good one - you got me! :)

Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,874
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII fuel pumps

The EFII fuel pump is set to 35 psi in our installations.
The pump module can be mounted in the cabin or on the firewall - either solution is valid and works fine. The pump module includes a heat...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-28-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII

Don't forget, our ignitions are all upgradeable to include electronic injection.
The reason our systems idle so smoothly and down to rpms that are really too low for engine oiling health is that the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-28-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII

All our systems are set up with 100rpm programming now.

If you will send me a PM, I would like to know what the unfavorable feedback was,

Robert Paisley
Forum: RV-4 04-25-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII fuel flow

Hi Spence,
I know you already figured this out. But for others:
GRT has a pulse width option on their fuel flow input which allows their engine monitors to directly take our Fuel Flow signal and...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,339
Posted By rcpaisley
Pete

Pete Krok was a great guy who helped many people.
He will be missed by all who had the chance to know him.

Blue Skies,
Robert Paisley
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,528
Posted By rcpaisley
ACE RENO engine

This was a pretty cool test and a great day at Lycon.
Even though it was just a break in run at 40", the engine showed tremendous potential.
All of the systems worked together nicely.
There were a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-11-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,021
Posted By rcpaisley
FTB kit

You can certainly use rivets instead of the screws.
Though the screws work fine and are very easy to install.
Proseal everything as it goes together and it will become a permanent part of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-11-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,021
Posted By rcpaisley
return fitting

Or you can use our Fuel Tank Bung kit:
http://www.flyefii.com/products/accessories/fuel-tank-bung/
This gives you a solid interface to the root rib and gets rid of the rotation concern.

Robert
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-11-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,021
Posted By rcpaisley
Fuel Return

Hi Diamond,
The return fitting should be at least three inches from the fuel pickup so vapor bubbles can percolate out of the return fuel stream.

If you put in an additional -6 bulkhead fitting...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-11-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By rcpaisley
Boost Pump dimensions

Hi Carlos,
You can get the pump dimensions from our website here:
http://www.flyefii.com/add_components/BPM/Install_tips.htm

Robert Paisley
EFII
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,858
Posted By rcpaisley
batteries

The batteries don't get connected in parallel.
They are two separate power sources with charge isolation and their own separate wiring.
Alternators put out a rectified AC voltage. This is still an AC...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,858
Posted By rcpaisley
electrical system

We always recommend using a two battery setup when you have an electronically dependent engine.

Alternators do not work without a battery attached. If you have a problem with one of the connections...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,575
Posted By rcpaisley
EFIi long reach spark plug adapters

We do indeed have long reach adapters.
pn SPA-LR-4, 4 adapter set with washers, $74.



Robert
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By rcpaisley
Mags and gears

Always remove the gear that is at the end of the mag.
The mag is the only thing that holds this gear in place.
The gear will slide straight out of the accessory case.
The idler gear that is off to...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,198
Posted By rcpaisley
dyno

That was on their water brake dyno.
They just ran it up to see what it would do.
It made 360hp at 2709rpm.

Robert
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII

You guys have it right:
Full 3/8 return to each tank for EFII.
Buy the valve directly off Andair's website for best price.

Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,574
Posted By rcpaisley
Bus Manager

Yes, you are correct, there are many types of engines and installations which run our Bus Manager. It is a very robust device with a perfect safety record.
Thank you for pointing that out,
Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,574
Posted By rcpaisley
Bus Manager

There is nothing "legacy" about the Bus Manager. It was developed in conjunction with the Lycoming EFII system. It is a complete power distribution and power protection system in one box. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,960
Posted By rcpaisley
injector angles

There are two reasons why we point the injectors the way we do.
It prevents fuel rail vapor bubbles from getting trapped at the injector valves after shutdown and it provides more energy to the fuel...
Forum: COMM 10-15-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,805
Posted By rcpaisley
Spark plugs

The plugs we use are resistor plugs. There isn't a selection of resistances with spark plugs.

However, there are spark plug wires with greater resistance.
We use spiral core plug wires which have...
Forum: COMM 10-14-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,805
Posted By rcpaisley
ignition noise

Wow, that was a lot of work!
It's important to realize where ignition noise comes from.
It comes from the high secondary voltage in an ignition system.
This voltage is present in the secondary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,960
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII

Bingo!
You nailed it Clarke!

Good job,
Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,960
Posted By rcpaisley
Fuel delivery

Actually, the fuel balance with electronic injection is light years ahead of any alternative.

Yes the flow balance with a mechanical injection can be balanced at one operating point. But the fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,960
Posted By rcpaisley
Sumps

Hi Clark,
The Superior cold air sump is a nice upgrade. I would say close to half our customers order their engines originally with the Superior sump.

Robert
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By rcpaisley
EFI tank bung

Hi Tal,
We have tank bungs:
http://www.flyefii.com/add_components/additional_comp.htm#Fuel_Tank_Bung
The tanks don't have to be opened to install these,

Robert
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 102,537
Posted By rcpaisley
EFII

Hi Mark,
You can set up the fuel delivery to do whatever you desire.
You can also force it richer or leaner at any time manually with the Tuning Knob potentiometer.

Robert
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