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Old 09-18-2018, 03:57 PM
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Here's a photo of the AC Aero V12.



4, 6 and 8 cylinder versions are all possible as most RV guys won't need this many cylinders.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:03 PM
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Here's Matt's plane mentioned in the other EFI thread, now fitted with the SDS top mount injectors, lines and block. His friend Louis also switched his over to our fuel hardware. Great to meet Matt and see them both racing.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:15 PM
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Here is the sun baked SDS trio at the awards banquet.



Left to right: Andrew Findlay Gold Sport Champion, me and Mark Frederickson who took one Medallion Sport win and one second place with his 320 (a half second behind a twin turbo 550 Legacy).

These two treated me so well the last 2 years at Reno. Super nice, super smart and both fair pilots as well.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:37 AM
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I know some of the turbo RVs are struggling with fueling via their Bendix FI setups. We can certainly fix your issues with EFI like we did with Andy's setup and get you going faster.

For those interested, here are a couple videos I put together on Andy's races. The SDS EFI/EI lets this engine run hard above 85 inches. Listen to that sound.

https://youtu.be/U-DS8ar4heU

https://youtu.be/jzyzDdFnHRk

We'll be starting a more in depth Reno racer program for those running SDS next year as we have more people switching over from other systems after seeing Andy's success. A few more new things are in the pipeline which will be available to all teams equally.

We really appreciate all the kudos and orders we received after Reno! We'll try to work through the backlog as best we can.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:43 AM
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Anything planned for supporting us slower guys in Medallion or Bronze?
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:23 AM
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Ross, It's racing and you can't tell all, but what are Andy and Jeff running these days? Put another way, what does it take to run up front in Sport Gold?
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:24 AM
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We'll extend racer net pricing to everyone who runs our system and decals at Reno. Everyone will also get the same access to new developments.

We like to support all racers, regardless of which class they are in. Mark Frederickson has been using SDS on his Medallion Lancair for 2 years now with great success- Medallion win in 2017 and rookie of the year plus a win and a 2nd this year again.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:29 AM
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Ross, It's racing and you can't tell all, but what are Andy and Jeff running these days? Put another way, what does it take to run up front in Sport Gold?
Hp wise, these guys are north of 900hp and well north of 85 inches MAP.

Lots of specialized mods to the engines, lots happening on piston development, turbos, thermal management, spray bar systems, data acquisition, instrumentation and telemetry, data analysis, on engine, propeller and flight parameters with field specialists looking at and crunching all the data.

Likewise on the aerodynamics side.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:30 AM
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PM me the info on net pricing if you would, please.

Also, to win in Reno sport gold it takes a glass plane running a big block at 85"+ and a bazillion rpm. Lol. And it sounds AWESOME!!
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:15 AM
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Ross, It's racing and you can't tell all, but what are Andy and Jeff running these days? Put another way, what does it take to run up front in Sport Gold?
One really obvious thing I noticed on Andy's plane was the lack of intercoolers for the turbos. Instead they are using ADI fluid injected directly in the piping at the turbo output.

No intercoolers = less cooling drag. And at the speeds they are running that is a lot of drag.
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