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Old 12-24-2017, 03:16 PM
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Default SDS. Many Thanks to Our Customers

I wanted to thank all all of our new aviation customers for choosing SDS products for their RVs (and other builds) in 2017.

I have to say you were all great to work with. RV folks are just the best and we look forward to serving and supporting you in the future.

Thank you also for the feedback and ideas you gave to us so we can improve our products for the future. We'll be implementing many of these ideas in 2018 as we bring out new hardware and software in the upcoming months.

We've added some more production capacity and new partners to better deal with the demand for SDS we're seeing the last quarter of 2017. Hopefully we can keep our lead times in 2018 as short as before.


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and good health.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:56 PM
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From the "other guys" who also swing thru here (under cover of darkness haha), keep up the good work. Looking forward to CPI2!

Enjoy your holidays!
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:14 AM
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Talking valve covers!

Thanks Ross, you too, and everyone else! - looking forward to those purdy valve covers.
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:40 AM
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Merry Christmas to you too Ross. Thank you.

Looking forward to 2018 as well. I know we are going to see some copycat products from at least one of your competitors, but I hope that ALL of them adopt your philosophy of continuous product refinement and customer focus. You are a standout here, lets hope you start a trend.
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:27 AM
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Thanks guys. The valve covers are being run in the next couple days and we even got a few more grams off them this time around. Thanks for your support.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 424.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:47 PM
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Merry Christmas Ross from another happy customer. 750 hrs on this airplane behind SDS EFI, 110 of them Lycoming powered.

DSC_7732 (1) by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:29 PM
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Thanks Caleb. You always post great photos.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 424.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi.htm



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Old 01-08-2018, 11:35 AM
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Thumbs up 540 with SDS running at ASP today!

Hello Ross,

Got a note from the guys at ASP today to say that my 540 with full SDS will be running on their test stand. Really looking forward to running your system soon on the -10 project.

Thanks for your ongoing informative posts and great support...

Cheers!
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:46 AM
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Hello Ross,

Got a note from the guys at ASP today to say that my 540 with full SDS will be running on their test stand. Really looking forward to running your system soon on the -10 project.

Thanks for your ongoing informative posts and great support...

Cheers!
Good stuff. Let me know if you need anything when you hang the engine in the airframe.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 424.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi.htm


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Old 08-27-2018, 06:01 PM
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Default Oz Connection

One of our customers from Australia, Ashley Miller, was in town here for vacation this month and dropped by the shop on a couple of occasions. Ashley is very friendly, savvy and enthusiastic RV-10 owner. He designed the RV-10 dual coil mount for -10s that we sell.

It was really great to meet him in person and get the scoop on RVs and GA in Australia. We don't know how easy we have it here in North America with our massive aviation vendor base, kit makers, engine builders, GPS data bases and numerous airports etc.

Almost everything has to be shipped from afar (very afar) regarding airplane stuff. This makes it slow to obtain and expensive just from a shipping standpoint. Distances between refueling stops can be huge so range and fuel economy are important.

We've sold a fair number of systems in Australia and NZ over the last 10 years or so and Ashley has helped spread the SDS name down under in recent years even more. We really appreciate his efforts and hope to work more with him and other folks in Australia in the future. They are a tight knit group, freely sharing resources and knowledge with each other to promote Experimental aviation there. They have some great brain power and are working on some aero mods to eke out a few more knots or a few more MPG. Looking forward to seeing those tested.

In my past dealings with Aussies, I formed the impression that they are friendly, no nonsense, get to work types. Ashley is just like my impression, with a limitless dose of energy to boot.

I am looking forward to a trip to Australia next year to meet some clients and see the land very much. Ashley has generously agreed to show me their local operation and put me in touch with others down there.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 424.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi.htm


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