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Old 07-02-2019, 04:26 PM
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:20 PM
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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 them. Just haven't had time to do this for 6 months.

Done now. Access the new links from the Aircraft Page, bold headings.

Also uploaded 3 revised manuals and added some more photos and info.

Hopefully will have time to split the Conti Pages the same way sometime soon.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:50 AM
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Default 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 conversions

Go-EZ Aerobatics- Kyle Fowler. He'll be performing on Tuesday and Sunday as well as participating in the 40th anniversary formation flight on Thursday honoring Burt Rutan. Will be parked Tues and Sunday in the Performer Parking and I believe near the Aero Sport Power booth #270 the rest of the time.

South MS Light Aircraft- Ronnie Smith. Rotax Service and Training Center, Forum 1030 Booths 265, 266, 267

Les Kearney will have his RV-10 at the show. Registration C-GROK, parked in the RV-10 lineup. Les will be happy to talk about his installation and show it.

Ralph Inkster will be doing a tech talk in the EAA Canada tent on Friday 1130 AM and EFI/EI wiring tech talk at 1 PM the same day. Ralph will also be flying down in his 6A with SDS EM-5 and will be available to show and talk about that.

CPI-2 Ignition systems:

Aero Sport Power booth #270. They'll have a CPI-2 on display.

Barrett Precision Engines booth #3036, Bldg C. They will also have a CPI-2 on display.

Also starting today, we'll have a special on the SDS Aero Products billet valve covers for parallel valve Lycomings and the SDS No Leak induction flange kits for Lycoming engines. 10% off both items until July 31st. Contact me if you're interested in either of those items or our EFI and EI products.

I won't personally be at Osh unfortunately. We are working hard at getting orders out to our customers, getting things rolling on the 2nd CPI-2 batch order and design work is forging ahead on the EM-6 as well.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:15 PM
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Ralph's 6A registration is C-GEOY, white with dark blue trim. He'll have a CPI-2 programmer on hand to show at the talk as well.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:56 PM
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Default Post Osh News

Many thanks to Marvin McGraw (RV-14), Ralph Inkster (RV-6A) and Les Kearney (RV-10) who generously showed off their SDS EFI installations and answered people's questions. I can't thank you guys enough. Les unfortunately wasn't able to get into Osh to show his plane there.

Also thanks to Aero Sport Power and Barrett who showed off the CPI-2. I understand that Barrett had some issues booting up the display early on and I chatted with them to get that working mid week.

A big thanks to Ray Watson who was displaying our EM-5 along with his LS engine packages. Lots of interest there on both fronts.

We prepare next for Reno in September and I'll be there as usual. I'd love to meet you if you can make it. We'll have several of the fastest aircraft in F1, Biplane and Sport using SDS EFI or EI systems including defending Sport Class champion, Andrew Findley and a couple of RVs of course. If you're thinking of running Reno, remember we have a racer discount program if you run SDS and our logo.

I have some new cameras and hope to have time to shoot some decent video and photos this year.

Work is proceeding reasonably quickly so far on the EM-6, considering this looks to be our busiest summer in about 14 years so lots of our time is taken up building, shipping and supporting. At least we have nights to do the R&D. Doesn't look like the 60 hour weeks will end any time soon...
We hope to detail some of the new upgrades in the Fall if all goes to plan.

Thanks to all those who gave us feedback on the EM-6 and buy SDS products. We're always excited to work on new stuff for the market.

Last of the Rotax 912 parts should be in my hands next week and hopefully I can get them on the test plane this month. Seems to be some decent interest in this.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:36 AM
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Default First Start

A customer from Spain sent a short video of his first engine start with a dual, SDS EM-5 setup on his RV-7 over the weekend.



Congrats Rafael!
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm


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Old 08-06-2019, 06:45 AM
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Default RV-14 Engines

Lots of RV-14s are nearing completion now and many people are deciding to buy Thunderbolt engines from Lycoming where components can be customized. If you're planning to go with EFI/EI for your 390, you may want to discuss deleting some parts which won't be needed with the new system.

Below is a list of parts not required when fitting SDS EFI:

1. Mags, ignition haness, spark plugs
2. Servo, flow divider, lines, injectors
3. Fuel pump and pushrod
4. Flywheel. Note that new Lycoming flywheels lack the 12 tooling holes which we use to mount the magnet drilling block to).

We can supply billet flywheels with trigger magnets already mounted to replace the factory ones. These do have the tooling holes which can also be useful for attaching prop balancing weights.
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Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm


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Old 08-16-2019, 11:51 AM
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Our E-mail server has been down for over 24 hours now. If you need any tech help or want to place an order, please give us a call.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm


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Old 08-19-2019, 01:36 PM
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E-mail service was partially restored as of Aug. 18th. We are having to use a proxy program to access still, so responses will be a bit slower than usual but the standard e-mail address shown on our site can be used again.

Thanks for your patience.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm


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Old 08-22-2019, 08:33 AM
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We get questions about the compatibility of SDS EFI and EI systems with a/c equipped engines.

We are not compatible with factory Lycoming twin sheave flywheels.

We are compatible with the Airflow Systems serpentine drive flywheels and have a CNC'd drilling jig for these.

As well, be aware that the standard, one sheave flywheels supplied on new Lycoming engines lack the 12 tooling holes to mount our drilling block. In this case, best to delete the flywheel if it's a Thunderbolt engine and order our billet flywheel with the magnets already mounted.
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Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm



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