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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,161
Posted By rv6ejguy
Just our EFI. He runs Lightspeed III ignitions.

Just our EFI. He runs Lightspeed III ignitions.
Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By rv6ejguy
There seems to be a general, rapid drop off in...

There seems to be a general, rapid drop off in reliability on the newer PP units compared to the units of several years ago. This seems to roughly coincide with when Hartzell off-shored these.

I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 08:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,161
Posted By rv6ejguy
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49973129688_9d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49973129688_9dd0ded051_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j8Xmqh)

Yes, Dave now has a lightweight flywheel and front mount alternator.

I'd stick with the US made one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,161
Posted By rv6ejguy
Dave said 617K36 from McMaster.

Dave said 617K36 from McMaster.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,161
Posted By rv6ejguy
Segmented Belt

Dave Anders is using a the segmented belt, mentioned in this thread, on his RV after a friend had used them for 10 years on his boat. Allows you to change the belt without removing the prop.

Will...
Forum: RV-4 06-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,749
Posted By rv6ejguy
Of course any engine run with too much timing and...

Of course any engine run with too much timing and too lean will melt down. This was human caused from the improper mapping to the decision to take off with an engine not running right. The pilot...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By rv6ejguy
I'd say if you are seeing actual fouling with NGK...

I'd say if you are seeing actual fouling with NGK 8s in there, you are running far too rich or you have an oil consumption issue.

Thousands of aircraft are flying with NGK 8s or Denso 24s and 27s...
Forum: RV-4 06-02-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,749
Posted By rv6ejguy
Unfortunate but a good lesson for others going...

Unfortunate but a good lesson for others going down this route. Glad the pilot walked away.

Having been in the auto engine conversion world for 20 years now and supplying hundreds of ECUs to this...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-02-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By rv6ejguy
Glad it's working well on the -6 for you Bruce.:)

Glad it's working well on the -6 for you Bruce.:)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By rv6ejguy
Where there is a need for a new part, we try to...

Where there is a need for a new part, we try to design and machine it. This helps our main products to have a wider market appeal and installation easier for our customers.

I'm only working 55 hour...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By rv6ejguy
SDS For Dual Mag Engines

We've had a few folks install CPI, CPI-2 and EM-5 ignition systems on Lycomings equipped with the generally loathed and mistrusted Bendix Dual Mags.

We had a solution for the last 2 years to block...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,894
Posted By rv6ejguy
Darwin Barrie sent me a photo of our billet...

Darwin Barrie sent me a photo of our billet rocker covers installed on his AV IO-390 today. Thanks Darwin. They look great on there.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49960774748_28cc66949b_z.jpg...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-01-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,767
Posted By rv6ejguy
Agree. Dave has talked to many folks about what...

Agree. Dave has talked to many folks about what he has done to his RV. Very sharing with his information and experiences. A tremendous guy in this community.:)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-01-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,767
Posted By rv6ejguy
Dave has been doing some testing on optimizing...

Dave has been doing some testing on optimizing intake runner lengths as of late and has found a bit more free power as a result. Dave puts in a lot of time tweaking and testing to find every last bit...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,072
Posted By rv6ejguy
All these points have been covered by my previous...

All these points have been covered by my previous posts over the years. In 25 years and over 700,000 flight hours collectively, we've learned here that KISS is the most reliable approach. Long time,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By rv6ejguy
There have been reports of mag bearings and gears...

There have been reports of mag bearings and gears fragging and the pieces fall into the rest of the gear sets and destroy everything in the accessory case. This often isn't a magneto issue directly...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-01-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,101
Posted By rv6ejguy
EM-6 deliveries are quite a ways off at this time...

EM-6 deliveries are quite a ways off at this time and we'll be wanting the EM-5s back on trade for this upgrade. EM-5s from other markets pop up from time to time on the used market since there are a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By rv6ejguy
With 2 mags, it would be highly unlikely that...

With 2 mags, it would be highly unlikely that both would fail on the same flight so you probably would find few, if any accidents caused by double mag failures.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,614
Posted By rv6ejguy
Those look great on there. Thank you for the...

Those look great on there. Thank you for the photo, review and support!

We are almost always preparing a set or two of each every week now with custom laser etched logos on the rocker covers....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-31-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By rv6ejguy
Denso 27s are about the same as NGK 9s. IMO...

Denso 27s are about the same as NGK 9s. IMO IKH24s or NGK 8s should work fine for you. A half point of CR isn't significant here.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-31-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,072
Posted By rv6ejguy
It's my impression that these FADECs, outside of...

It's my impression that these FADECs, outside of the Rotax ones, have been slow sellers, perhaps because of the high cost. Certification of these things is not cheap and the costs have to be passed...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,072
Posted By rv6ejguy
As a complete engine package which is what you'd...

As a complete engine package which is what you'd expect on a certified product.

FAA certified Conti engines with FADEC are the IOF-240 and IOF-550.
FAA certified Lyc FADEC engine is the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,072
Posted By rv6ejguy
IE2 and Powerlink FADECs have been certified for...

IE2 and Powerlink FADECs have been certified for around a decade. No magnetos present. Rotax 912is and 915is also FADEC equipped- no mags.

I can recall a story here on VAF, mag failure and almost...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-29-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,101
Posted By rv6ejguy
Update

It's been a while since I updated progress on the EM-6 ECU because we've been so busy with our day to day business. Most work is being done on software right now.

Barry has released V31 software for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-28-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 86,989
Posted By rv6ejguy
You are wrong on so many levels here about engine...

You are wrong on so many levels here about engine design and this topic has been discussed at length here on VAF. Perhaps you can look here:...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
Fuel Pump Modules

We had a big rush on fuel pump modules this month and are sold out right now. More are at the anodizer now so should have early this week.

Ditto on the fuel pumps to go in them, ordered a couple...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-23-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By rv6ejguy
Plug heat range for a given engine design is...

Plug heat range for a given engine design is usually selected on the basis of sustained hp output levels. Ideally this keeps the firing tip warm enough not to foul during idle operation and cool...
Forum: Reviews 05-22-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By rv6ejguy
Tom is always great to work with and always wants...

Tom is always great to work with and always wants the best solution. Can't say enough good things about him. He'll soon have some very nice hose kits out for popular airframes fitted with SDS EFI.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By rv6ejguy
Gasoline swells silicone substantially.

Gasoline swells silicone substantially.
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 05-17-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,225
Posted By rv6ejguy
If we are talking auto engines here, the latest...

If we are talking auto engines here, the latest SI engine designs from Toyota match the BSFC figures of auto light diesels. Toyotas Dynamic Force engines, introduced in 2018, have a thermal...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-16-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 86,989
Posted By rv6ejguy
Yup, that's worked for me on my setup.

Yup, that's worked for me on my setup.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-15-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
Slight Price Increase, update

We've had a slight price increase on our 4 cylinder kits of $60 to help offset increased costs of materials and extra hardware supplied.

Prices had been held the same for about the last 2 years but...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,075
Posted By rv6ejguy
Yes but several inches shorter so some mods to...

Yes but several inches shorter so some mods to connect to a filter/snorkel are required.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-13-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv6ejguy
Agree, nothing like accurate flight testing to...

Agree, nothing like accurate flight testing to determine best performance. Most dynos can't simulate all variables present in flight. Lower OAT, ram rise and especially lower exhaust back...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,075
Posted By rv6ejguy
Ashley Miller brought to my attention that the...

Ashley Miller brought to my attention that the new 390 C and D sub types use RSA-10 size servos rather than RSA-5 which is interesting.

We find our 80mm throttles bodies (RSA-10 bolt pattern) on 540...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv6ejguy
David, your example TIO-540 is an angle valve...

David, your example TIO-540 is an angle valve engine which we've seen from flight testing requires somewhat less timing than the PV engines to make best torque.

Also, were you running the mogas at...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-12-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 86,989
Posted By rv6ejguy
It's coming along nicely. Do you have a heat...

It's coming along nicely. Do you have a heat shield for the turbine outlet pipe to the silicone hose?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-12-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By rv6ejguy
Shorai engineers evaluated a BMS for their...

Shorai engineers evaluated a BMS for their batteries and decided the disadvantages outweighed the advantages for their target market (which isn't aviation BTW).

Something that isn't there can't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By rv6ejguy
Using Shorai also. LFX18L1-BS12. Cranks over...

Using Shorai also. LFX18L1-BS12. Cranks over well. Treat it as a 6AH battery in conventional terms when it comes to slower current draw over extended time periods though. No issues to date. Never...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-09-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv6ejguy
No, I didn't say say that alcohols need the same...

No, I didn't say say that alcohols need the same advance. Methanol does require a bit more timing for best torque. I was only saying that high octane fuel is no harder to ignite than low octane stuff...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv6ejguy
I mentioned Subaru (one centrally located spark...

I mentioned Subaru (one centrally located spark plug) in the post which requires more advance than a Lycoming. My point was that gasoline type has little to no effect on the advance needed to achieve...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv6ejguy
I have never seen any research or results to...

I have never seen any research or results to indicate this is true. Have run some crazy high lead content and, high aromatic home brew race gasolines and M85 fuels in cars and Reno aircraft at stupid...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv6ejguy
I've done hundreds of dyno pulls with 100LL vs....

I've done hundreds of dyno pulls with 100LL vs. non-ethanol 91 mogas on various automotive engines. Best torque was obtained with the same total timing in all cases and the same jetting or maps if...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv6ejguy
Informative post Mike. Amazing insensitivity to...

Informative post Mike.

Amazing insensitivity to timing on these engines.

Appreciate you sharing this data.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,550
Posted By rv6ejguy
I dunno, we've seen a couple of turbo RVs which...

I dunno, we've seen a couple of turbo RVs which will exceed 220 KTAS if you want to try that. You don't need to use all that power if it scares you.

Simple solution here, limit MAP and/or RPM to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-04-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
Glad that's all remedied now Ralph. Hopefully we...

Glad that's all remedied now Ralph. Hopefully we can get flying again and shoot some video when this virus deal is done.

On the supply chain front, we've experienced a few slowdowns on some...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,844
Posted By rv6ejguy
Very informative post. Thanks Dan. Always learn...

Very informative post. Thanks Dan. Always learn something from you.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-22-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
Supply Update

At this point in time, we are starting to see some difficulties in getting certain sizes of 6061-T6 and 7075-T6 billet. We've managed to source some from alternate suppliers for most runs so far...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-17-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
Magnet Position Values Update

On Sept. 2/19 we published an SB on our Aircraft Page outlining a change in checking and setting the Magnet position parameter on EM-5, CPI and CPI-2 systems.

The original method described using a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
50,000 CNC'd parts

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49757717542_24366926a6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iNViTL)

With some recent parts received last week, (partial sample shown here) we've now surpassed 50,000 CNC'd...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-10-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By rv6ejguy
I'm with Mark and Tom on this. Less connections=...

I'm with Mark and Tom on this. Less connections= less potential failure points.

You shouldn't be removing the engine very often.

The old adage- if it isn't there, it can't fail applies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,758
Posted By rv6ejguy
Impressive capabilities there guys. Always happy...

Impressive capabilities there guys. Always happy to work with you and send customers your way. Best to you in the future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,889
Posted By rv6ejguy
Congrats Doug. VAF is one of the most well known...

Congrats Doug. VAF is one of the most well known and respected aviation forums on the web for information about all things Experimental. Lots of non- RV folks follow the discussions here. You're...
Forum: Safety 04-05-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,211
Posted By rv6ejguy
Very concise write up and hopefully the lessons...

Very concise write up and hopefully the lessons learned will sink into others faced with similar scenarios. Appreciate your candor in sharing this story.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-03-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
Anodizing flywheels usually takes about 1 week....

Anodizing flywheels usually takes about 1 week. Getting flywheels with no lightening holes would have to wait until the next run which would be some time as we just got a fresh batch 2 weeks...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-03-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
Update

A number of people have contacted us, wondering if we are still operating at this time.

Yes, we are still producing and shipping parts, systems and providing tech support and system updates as...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By rv6ejguy
I've chatted with Mark a few times about several...

I've chatted with Mark a few times about several subjects over the past several years. He's refreshingly straightforward and being a mechanical engineer, very knowledgeable. Few FWF vendors who...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By rv6ejguy
Mark has developed his own line of PSRUs as well.

Mark has developed his own line of PSRUs as well.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-26-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
All Lit Up

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49702213151_a1065f1e55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iJ1Qnv)

Here is Rusty Crawford's new panel powered up with the latest SDS Design1 programmer installed just...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-23-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,924
Posted By rv6ejguy
We've had a few people ask about impact of the...

We've had a few people ask about impact of the Wuhan virus on our operations lately.

So far, no impact on CNC machining and kit production but we have had some delays in getting parts out of some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,398
Posted By rv6ejguy
Up flying Saturday morning since almost nobody...

Up flying Saturday morning since almost nobody else was. It was so quiet, I checked the NOTAMS to be sure the system wasn't closed down. Controllers seemed happy there was someone to control.

Flight...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-21-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By rv6ejguy
Keep the rpm as low as possible for a a couple...

Keep the rpm as low as possible for a a couple minutes. It should only take a minute or 2 to replenish what was drained during a normal start, cranking for 10 seconds or less.

At my idle rpm and...
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