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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,486
Posted By rv6ejguy
Design1 Programmer

Ok, many folks have been waiting to see what the new EM-6 programmers will look like for some time. As always, things take longer to do than you plan.

We looked at many different sizes and types of...
Forum: Alternative Engines Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 62,450
Posted By rv6ejguy
The biggest concern would be if you run a tank...

The biggest concern would be if you run a tank dry, you'll have a lot of air in the system and it will take many seconds to process that through the injectors. The engine will be too lean to run....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-17-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
As of Oct. 15, we have switched the intake air...

As of Oct. 15, we have switched the intake air temperature sensors we supply with Lycoming kits from 3/8 NPT to 1/8 NPT to save weight and cost and make mounting easier.

Vertical induction 6...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By rv6ejguy
I'd hazard a guess that high numbers of RV-14...

I'd hazard a guess that high numbers of RV-14 builds and the XP-382/400 debacle is pushing demand over what was anticipated a year ago. Hard to ramp up production a bunch in a short time.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
The O2 sensor had taken a dump some time ago....

The O2 sensor had taken a dump some time ago. Since most of the tuning was completed, it isn't really needed once you have good EGT targets.

Trim values are held in hard memory like the other values...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-15-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
RV-10 Video

I just uploaded this video of our flight on Saturday. This shows some LOP operation and fuel trimming on the SDS EFI: https://youtu.be/1XdrC8FIcak
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,301
Posted By rv6ejguy
Yes, alternator rotor rpm.

Yes, alternator rotor rpm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,818
Posted By rv6ejguy
Look good on there. Thanks for posting the photos...

Look good on there. Thanks for posting the photos Jim.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-13-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
RV-10 EFI

I was up flying yesterday with my friend Les Kearney in his RV-10, shooting some video to put together a new vid for our YouTube channel next week hopefully. We had lovely glass smooth air with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,301
Posted By rv6ejguy
Most auto alternators reach full output at 6-7000...

Most auto alternators reach full output at 6-7000 rotor rpm. No need to spin them any faster than this continuously. Some car stuff will reach 14,000 rpm at redline but needs to be that way to supply...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By rv6ejguy
This looks like a real dog's breakfast. That's...

This looks like a real dog's breakfast. That's the best Rotax could do?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-05-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 56,739
Posted By rv6ejguy
I got a message from Dave last week, hadn't heard...

I got a message from Dave last week, hadn't heard from him for a while. He's relocated to Arizona from California and been busy with the move.

He said the plane is running fantastic and he loves the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,277
Posted By rv6ejguy
You do some lovely design and glass work...

You do some lovely design and glass work Dan.

Appreciate the data and photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,277
Posted By rv6ejguy
Bell mouths when testing articles on a flow bench...

Bell mouths when testing articles on a flow bench are standard ware. You can end up with some nasty turbulence otherwise which can nix the accuracy and validity of the tests.

Good to see actual...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
I was trouble shooting for a customer today who...

I was trouble shooting for a customer today who has been flying for about 1 1/2 years with no issues.

In the last couple days he had some rough running and a bit of power loss in cruise,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,277
Posted By rv6ejguy
Some of the fast F1 guys locate the induction...

Some of the fast F1 guys locate the induction inlet close to the prop and a fair ways out to recover max pressure at the carb. Found gains by doing it, confirming theory.

In some of my rad testing...
Forum: RV-3 10-02-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By rv6ejguy
Thanks for the kind words guys. We appreciated...

Thanks for the kind words guys. We appreciated your patience as we worked through a few kinks. It all helps to improve the product.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By rv6ejguy
Because you can't control all the variables from...

Because you can't control all the variables from one flight to the next you don't know which ones hurt speed and which ones help. Stack ones that help and you think you made a gain but you really...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-02-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
Yup. He has the whole skill set. Impressive guy.

Yup. He has the whole skill set. Impressive guy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By rv6ejguy
Ground speed affected by wind which might not be...

Ground speed affected by wind which might not be a constant during your run. You still have to control all the variables I previously mentioned to be sure they are not skewing the results....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By rv6ejguy
I had talked to at least one team who said the...

I had talked to at least one team who said the system was having issues returning accurate data. Still working on it.

Certainly very valuable for these folks if they get it to work reliably and with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By rv6ejguy
1% power changes are within the scatter of most...

1% power changes are within the scatter of most decent engine dynos and even each individual power pulse varies by more than this typically if you plan to use strain gauges.

1% power gain would make...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By rv6ejguy
You won't be able to measure valid HP gains of 1%...

You won't be able to measure valid HP gains of 1% via flight testing, looking at speed gains, especially if you change more than one variable- AFR, humidity etc.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-01-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
Western Canada SDS Installation

We've added a new partner in Canada to do SDS installations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC. Harry Jaeger from Caddis Aviation offers mobile service to your plane and can also help with most other...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-30-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By rv6ejguy
Never had to use brake on a max power takeoff,...

Never had to use brake on a max power takeoff, maybe half to 3/4 rudder for the first few seconds.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-29-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By rv6ejguy
Mark is doing things right compared to most...

Mark is doing things right compared to most others who've preceded him in this field and he's got the proper engineering background to do it too. That being said, only actual test and flight time...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-29-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,410
Posted By rv6ejguy
Having been involved in a couple engine...

Having been involved in a couple engine development projects eons ago, I can't agree that setting a longer TBO than what's been actually demonstrated on the dyno or test stand is valid nor can FEA...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-28-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By rv6ejguy
Though I like how Mark at AM is going about this,...

Though I like how Mark at AM is going about this, I'd advise you not to the the first one to put one in a -10. Wait for a few years of feedback and success before you decide.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-28-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,315
Posted By rv6ejguy
Fast 6A

I haven't updated this thread lately. Ralph and I are always busy. Ralph flew the plane to Osh and has quite a few hours on it now, using it as his aerial transportation around the province. Last...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-28-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
Magnet Position Setting

In the last couple months we've had a few people call, being unsure of the procedure on setting the magnet offset values for the crank sensor which we call Magnet Position. This applies to CPI, CPI-2...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,486
Posted By rv6ejguy
New Programmers

Production keypads for Design 1 will be shipped Oct. 10th. Proto PCBs are being tested now. Proto enclosure machining was delayed 2 weeks while the machine shop replaced one mill with a new 4 axis...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-27-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 57,603
Posted By rv6ejguy
We welcome your input on the AV engines...

We welcome your input on the AV engines Marvin.

BTW, the CPI-2 manual has be updated today on the website. We also now list revisions at the bottom of the manual so you can know what was changed.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 57,603
Posted By rv6ejguy
Your test results mirror typical experience. We...

Your test results mirror typical experience. We haven't found much difference ROP where power seems to be pretty insensitive to timing (though CHTs usually aren't).

LOP, depending on how much and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-25-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Thanks Ashley. Yes, even with my new camera this...

Thanks Ashley. Yes, even with my new camera this year, it was hard to get close and smoothly follow the action on the main straight where Andy and Jeff are doing over 400. I got lots of jumpy footage...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-24-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
3rd Vid

https://youtu.be/KBDRs2VSDSU
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By rv6ejguy
Thanks for sharing the panel photos Mike. We were...

Thanks for sharing the panel photos Mike. We were striving for a close match with the Garmin screen and enclosure frame colors. Looks good there!
Forum: RV-3 09-23-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By rv6ejguy
We have the PDF template which can be printed on...

We have the PDF template which can be printed on the CPI-2 page. Because the 45 degree corners are where the screw holes go, there is no easy way to make a template to locate these and scribe the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-20-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Lee Ulrich Turbo RV-7

https://youtu.be/-QyMmHi76AE

Here is a short vid on Lee's airplane with SDS EFI taking care of fuel and spark.
254 mph in the Bronze race. That's movin' for a -7. He embarrassed some glass this...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-20-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
First Vid

https://youtu.be/SYBw0hNIgQM

I'll work on getting footage of Lee's turbo RV-7 up next.

I see discussion about 400 mph laps and people being close to Andy Findlay this year. No. Currently racing,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-19-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
Lead Times

A couple guys called this morning about lead times on the EM-5 systems. At this time of year, we are generally at 7-14 days depending on the ebb and flow of orders received.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-19-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
As the Unlimited speeds and fields dwindle down...

As the Unlimited speeds and fields dwindle down and Sport class fields grow along with their speeds, the writing is all the wall. Sport class may become the main draw soon at Reno.

3 Sport Class...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-18-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Great Time Spent

I talked with many of our customers flying SDS at Reno, interested in their feedback on how to improve features and performance. This was invaluable and we'll be adding these ideas to the next...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-18-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
Injector Boss Mounting, Fuel Hoses, Plug Wires

We've made a slight procedural change when assembling the thread-in injector mounts on Lycoming engines.

Previously we specified using VERY small amounts of red Locktite for the NPT lower body into...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 57,603
Posted By rv6ejguy
Thanks Mike. Flickr isn't the easiest thing to...

Thanks Mike. Flickr isn't the easiest thing to figure out and you'll have to trim the link afterwards.

Click your photo on Flickr
Click curved arrow bottom right
Upper right, choose BBcode
Right...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-15-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Another Great Year for SDS

Lee posted a 254 mph average in today's race which is pretty amazing for a -7. This was faster than his qualifying run. Great show Lee.

Mark Frederickson took Medallion first place.

Andy took the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-14-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Correct. He bought SDS early in the year but did...

Correct. He bought SDS early in the year but did not have time to get it installed and tested unfortunately. He's back with his mechanical injection setup used previously.

Lee Ulrich is running SDS...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-13-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Andy won Fridays race as well. We need Jeff to...

Andy won Fridays race as well. We need Jeff to get 39 fixed up for a proper showdown on the weekend.

Congrats to Lee Ulrich for a great race in his RV-7.

I'll lend any help I can tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,359
Posted By rv6ejguy
Yup, our man Lee just lost 1st place by a...

Yup, our man Lee just lost 1st place by a fraction at the line. Good race. We'll see what happens on Saturday and Sunday.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-12-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Andy took first place in Thursdays race by a wide...

Andy took first place in Thursdays race by a wide margin. Looks like many other folks are having issues, being much slower than they've been in previous years. Hopefully they get sorted before the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-11-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Another Pole for SDS

Looks like Andy retained the pole for Sport Class, with Jeff coming up a couple of mph short today. Another good day for SDS. Congrats to Andy! He's faster than all but 2 of the Unlimiteds this year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,448
Posted By rv6ejguy
.403 is within the realm of reasonable at 50 LOP...

.403 is within the realm of reasonable at 50 LOP with a Lycoming.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-10-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
SDS on Top So Far...

Tuesday qualifying saw 2 SDS EFI equipped Sport Class entries in the top 5 with Andy Findlay on the provisional pole at 398 mph.

Other SDS users:

Sean VanHatten 346 mph
Lee Ulrich 250 mph...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By rv6ejguy
Probably not much hp gain in this environment,...

Probably not much hp gain in this environment, ROP and WOT, naturally aspirated. With the forced induction, high hp engines, a lot more piston life and far less cockpit systems management which means...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,359
Posted By rv6ejguy
Not really a place to see lots of vendors. It is...

Not really a place to see lots of vendors.

It is the place is you want to see the biggest collection of fast race planes in the world and spend time with some of the friendliest, most talented...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-03-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,500
Posted By rv6ejguy
RV-14 Fuel Filter

We're doing a number of RV-14 systems these days and the question has come up several times about using the Van's supplied Andair filter as the SDS pump pre-filter.

Yes, that's fine and we can...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-02-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,486
Posted By rv6ejguy
Our usual procedure is to wait until we have all...

Our usual procedure is to wait until we have all the hardware in hand and working before we release photos.

The face was approved for production last week so that's in process now. That usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By rv6ejguy
Congrats Mike. You're a building machine...:)

Congrats Mike. You're a building machine...:)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-31-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By rv6ejguy
I've examined one here. No oil hole but other...

I've examined one here. No oil hole but other people tell me some do. Two engine shops I contacted said they hadn't seen one there. 175 different Lycoming engine models, so who knows?

Anyone with...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-31-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,486
Posted By rv6ejguy
We wanted to give our customers more choices...

We wanted to give our customers more choices which will fit their panel space. Research showed this to be a big deal. There are a lot a new builds with glass and still a lot of retrofits in some...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-30-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,486
Posted By rv6ejguy
Update

It's been a while since we updated this thread.

We are currently working on the new panel mount programmers which will be compatible with both EM-5 and EM-6 ECUs. Most of the design for one is done...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,515
Posted By rv6ejguy
Me too. We already have a couple tweaks we want...

Me too. We already have a couple tweaks we want to do on production parts to make installation easier.

The setup will go off to one of our partners in the US next week for fitment and running on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,515
Posted By rv6ejguy
Short Vid

I uploaded this short video tonight showing our twin throttle body setup and linkage: https://youtu.be/bwkBrh4Ho58
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