VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 2.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: rv6ejguy
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Today, 05:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,334
Posted By rv6ejguy
The remaining new EM-5 inventory would be sold to...

The remaining new EM-5 inventory would be sold to whoever wants them. We'll probably also have a number of relatively new, returned EM-5 boards when we start subbing them out for EM-6s for our recent...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rv6ejguy
Thanks Bill. I won't be at Osh this year but...

Thanks Bill. I won't be at Osh this year but we'll have some representation at the show. See my other post today. If folks are interested in learning more about SDS EFI, think about attending Ralph...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
Oshkosh

For those of you going to Oshkosh and are interested in SDS products, here is where you can see and find out more about them:

EM-5 EFI/EI:

Aviation West LLC booth #638/639- Ray Watson. LS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rv6ejguy
I'll make an announcement tomorrow about where...

I'll make an announcement tomorrow about where you can view and touch the new SDS CPI-2 ignitions at Osh. We can replace the Dual Mag setups on both 4 and 6 cylinder Lycoming engines.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By rv6ejguy
Nice work and good detail on how things were done...

Nice work and good detail on how things were done Ashley. Great looking airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,653
Posted By rv6ejguy
If you're wrenching on helicopters, you won't...

If you're wrenching on helicopters, you won't have much problem installing an EM-5 or EM-6. Pretty much a bolt on and some power and ground connections. :)

Maybe a turbo to go along with that to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,931
Posted By rv6ejguy
As always, nice work Dan and something always...

As always, nice work Dan and something always interesting from you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,653
Posted By rv6ejguy
Steve, I think the Raider would be a good project...

Steve, I think the Raider would be a good project to start on.

On the Raptor, I wouldn't count on that coming through any time soon or be anywhere near the quoted cost. Be aware there are multiple...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-06-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
I finally found some time today to do some more...

I finally found some time today to do some more website updates. I've been wanting to split the Lycoming sub pages into 4 and 6 cylinder as they were getting too long to easily find information on...
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,636
Posted By rv6ejguy
Good stuff! You and your family will remember...

Good stuff! You and your family will remember these good times and adventure for a long time.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-04-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 53,049
Posted By rv6ejguy
http://sdsefi.com/data.htm

http://sdsefi.com/data.htm
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By rv6ejguy
The Autolite plugs may not have a strictly...

The Autolite plugs may not have a strictly comparable heat range according to some sources, rather it describes heat range within a family of plug types.

Other sources say they are 6 heat range in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By rv6ejguy
I could never find an 18mm plug with the correct...

I could never find an 18mm plug with the correct heat range which is why we (and other EI manufacturers I assume) go the adapter route. They may exist but I didn't find any.

If you're using our...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By rv6ejguy
Dan is correct and we've seen one EFI/ EI vendor...

Dan is correct and we've seen one EFI/ EI vendor supply the wrong plugs and adapters for the 390/580 engines. If in doubt, check what you have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-04-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 53,049
Posted By rv6ejguy
EM-5 ECUs can data log, earlier ECUs can't.

EM-5 ECUs can data log, earlier ECUs can't.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By rv6ejguy
The 386 would appear to equate to about a 6 heat...

The 386 would appear to equate to about a 6 heat range plug in NGK which would be way too hot for a Lycoming where we normally fit an 8 heat range (2 steps colder).

Might work, but doesn't seem...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-03-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By rv6ejguy
Nice post Greg. Hopefully your boy will remember...

Nice post Greg. Hopefully your boy will remember and cherish these flights with his dad and eventually want to become a pilot too. It worked for me. I remember every flight I did with my father and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-02-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
All Billet Throttle Bodies

We've recently added 2 new billet throttle bodies to our product lineup. This makes the complete line billet now, no more cast ones.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48183667472_8d49b62901_b.jpg...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-01-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By rv6ejguy
We usually recommend the sensor be around 12...

We usually recommend the sensor be around 12 inches from atmosphere and at least 12 inches from the port, if that's possible. We want to avoid very high temps on the sensor and air contamination due...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,933
Posted By rv6ejguy
While we haven't tested this new setup yet, our...

While we haven't tested this new setup yet, our earlier Rotax EFI systems have shown a 4-18% reduction in fuel burn. The wide range there is dependent on leaning strategies, altitude and whether you...
Forum: Safety 06-28-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,391
Posted By rv6ejguy
Canadian Joy, that's a touching story and we're...

Canadian Joy, that's a touching story and we're all going to be there some time.

My Dad hung up his headphones for the last time on his 84th birthday. His hearing had been ruined from flying...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-28-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,334
Posted By rv6ejguy
We've had at least 4 people contacting us over...

We've had at least 4 people contacting us over the years to do EFI on radials but none have followed through. Pretty easy to do fuel only, a lot harder to do spark on odd numbers of cylinders. Would...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-28-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By rv6ejguy
This why we generally recommend to use low MAP...

This why we generally recommend to use low MAP for advance only. If you lose a MAP hose, you just get the straight and safe rpm timing curve. Not sure what the other EI manufacturers are doing but I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-27-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
What's up at SDS?

I haven't posted too much here lately as we've been crazy busy clearing order backlogs. Those are down to a more manageable level now.

You'll see some new parts are done for Rotax 912 and Conti...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,454
Posted By rv6ejguy
More CNC'd bits for the 550

It takes a while to get these new designs drafted and done but we've finally completed phase 2 parts on the IO-550 EFI kits.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48140563812_dd8d91d54b_b.jpg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,933
Posted By rv6ejguy
New SDS EFI Parts for Rotax 912s

We've just finished most of the CNC'd parts for our all new 912 EFI kits. Engine test fitting should begin in July. These include new 40mm throttle bodies made specifically for this...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Revised Manual

Revised manual is now posted: http://sdsefi.com/cpi-2manjune2519.pdf

This supersedes previous versions.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
June 25/19 Service Bulletin Regarding Possible...

June 25/19 Service Bulletin Regarding Possible Hall Sensor Mounting Bolt Interference With Front Case Through-Bolts

Be sure the Hall sensor bolts don't hit the case bolts inside the threaded...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By rv6ejguy
Thanks for the update Scott.

Thanks for the update Scott.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-17-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Glad this got figured out and Barry is very...

Glad this got figured out and Barry is very embarrassed at the wiring error.

A revised manual has been uploaded to the CPI-2 and Aircraft Documentation area pages today. All users, please reference...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-16-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Bruce, I'll contact Dynon on Monday and see if we...

Bruce, I'll contact Dynon on Monday and see if we can get to the bottom of this for you.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-15-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,857
Posted By rv6ejguy
I finally have lots of the CT clamps in hand now...

I finally have lots of the CT clamps in hand now so am starting to ship more of these kits again. Sorry for the long wait.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
There is insufficient resolution with the...

There is insufficient resolution with the triggering setup and there would be other hardware required. Something like this would have added 6-12 more months to development and product release on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,277
Posted By rv6ejguy
Marc did a great job at KP and so did you. To...

Marc did a great job at KP and so did you. To have both there will be very good! One has to enjoy life so smart move for you Paul. Happy to see Marc back too.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-08-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Thanks Bruce. Your feedback is leading us to...

Thanks Bruce. Your feedback is leading us to revise a couple things in the manual to improve clarity and you uncovered something in the software which was giving you the gibberish on one line of the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-05-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,857
Posted By rv6ejguy
Clamps Soon!

Ok, my supplier has the clamps in Canada now so I should have them by Monday or Tuesday and can start filling outstanding orders soon after. Thanks to everyone for their patience.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
Service Bulletin

June 4/19 Service Bulletin Regarding AEM Wideband AFR Meter Sensor Selection in Programmer

On EM-5 systems supplied with AEM Wideband AFR kits after Feb. 2019, be sure to select the AEM (New)...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By rv6ejguy
As far as I know, no cowling mods were done. More...

As far as I know, no cowling mods were done. More info might be a little slow in coming as the airplane will move a couple thousand km away soon so Andrew will be busy in his new home for a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By rv6ejguy
RV-12 EFI

Andrew Shay in Australia sent me some photos of his new EFI install on his -12.
He says it's running more smoothly than the carbs ever did. Synch problems are eliminated for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,551
Posted By rv6ejguy
I was up for a test flight of sorts today,...

I was up for a test flight of sorts today, running some charging and voltage tests with the primary and backup batteries. Looking at run voltages with the alternator switched off. I'd be confident in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
The second set of boards and components are now...

The second set of boards and components are now at the loading/ soldering facility. Looking forward to having completed boards in hand later this month and clearing the order backlog.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-01-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
RV-10

Les Kearney dropped by today and said he's flown off the initial 25 hours now with no issues. That was pretty quick considering the crappy weather we had late last month and the forest fire smoke the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,560
Posted By rv6ejguy
While this may be true of most other aircraft...

While this may be true of most other aircraft EIs, SDS EIs (CPI, CPI-2, EM-5) have LOP switches (which we pioneered in this market). This allows you to have the best of all worlds- speed/ efficiency,...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By rv6ejguy
This thread is targeted at EFI equipped engines...

This thread is targeted at EFI equipped engines which have very high return flow rates. Very different from Bendix type systems.
Forum: Canada 05-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By rv6ejguy
Fuel filter inspections at annual are pretty...

Fuel filter inspections at annual are pretty standard items. On the EFI systems, we are talking about the pre and post filters to the electric pumps.

You may also be able to verify that the filters...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,193
Posted By rv6ejguy
I agree. With EIs that have a powerful spark, you...

I agree. With EIs that have a powerful spark, you may never notice any running differences even with .080-.100 electrode gap. People often ask me what the plug gap should be and I generally say with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-28-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,193
Posted By rv6ejguy
Plug life depends on several factors, ignition...

Plug life depends on several factors, ignition type and brand being among those. Most of our customers are changing standard plugs at 100-200 hours, depending mostly on hours flown between...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-26-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,857
Posted By rv6ejguy
Look good on there. Thanks for posting the...

Look good on there. Thanks for posting the photos. :)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,857
Posted By rv6ejguy
Glad to hear. Well, we have the no leak, no...

Glad to hear. Well, we have the no leak, no loosen, billet valve covers than shave off some weight too. And billet flywheels. Can all be anodized as well.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,857
Posted By rv6ejguy
We'll have gold and red here and I only have 4...

We'll have gold and red here and I only have 4 red ones spoken for on this batch so far.

I can let you know when we have the clamps come in as we are completely sold out of those at this time.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,857
Posted By rv6ejguy
I looked at a 2 piece design a number of months...

I looked at a 2 piece design a number of months ago but did not think it could be made rigid enough to be reliable so stopped work on it there.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,857
Posted By rv6ejguy
We have a new batch of flanges at anodizing now....

We have a new batch of flanges at anodizing now. Should have those in hand next week. Still waiting for the CS clamps form Germany which should have been here by now.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,837
Posted By rv6ejguy
Be Careful Out There

I wanted to get this caution out there to our customers on wiring and connector installation. We've seen a few instances now where people reported some strange issues with the engine running roughly...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
New Info

I uploaded a new supplement for Lycoming CPI-2 engine hardware which should help to better clarify details on the coil pack, crank sensor and bracket plus spark plug and wire assembly/mounting:...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,193
Posted By rv6ejguy
I pulled the factory original NGKs out of my 2002...

I pulled the factory original NGKs out of my 2002 BMW a few years back with 120,000 km on them. Still looked almost like new. Resistance measured very close to the new ones I put in to replace them....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By rv6ejguy
It's good to have some airflow past fuel blocks...

It's good to have some airflow past fuel blocks and coil packs.

The theoretical and practical requirements of optimized cooling are sometimes a bit different and always involve other compromises.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By rv6ejguy
I can only comment from general trends observed...

I can only comment from general trends observed in my testing and the shapes I was using related to ducts with radiators at the other end. The Lycoming setups are quite different shapes but much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By rv6ejguy
I'd surmise that round or rectangular inlets...

I'd surmise that round or rectangular inlets doesn't matter much with regards to downstream turbulence in the plenum. Once the air passes the aft end of the inlet into the massively greater volume,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By rv6ejguy
A lot of time spent on that Mike. Nice...

A lot of time spent on that Mike. Nice work.

I've done a lot of flow studies on ducts using big blowers and alignment grids, guide vanes, wool tufts and boom manometers looking at localized...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,551
Posted By rv6ejguy
Buttoning up the airplane after the annual and...

Buttoning up the airplane after the annual and mods. Total weight loss was 29 pounds. I don't notice any difference in how the engine turns over compared to fresh PC680s but this engine is only 134...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-21-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,454
Posted By rv6ejguy
The kit price is $7090US with all options (dual...

The kit price is $7090US with all options (dual ECU, fuel trim, PC data logging and fuel flow). Other than maybe a few bolts and Adel clamps, you should have everything you need to do the install....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-20-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
In an RV, 18 gauge wire should be fine for the...

In an RV, 18 gauge wire should be fine for the high current runs and a 15 amp fusible link.
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:32 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.