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Old 05-18-2019, 12:29 AM
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Ross, what’s the price on this unit?
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:25 AM
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I haven't got all the bills yet for this TB but given the prices for the 45 and 80mm ones, probably around $325US.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:16 AM
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I haven't got all the bills yet for this TB but given the prices for the 45 and 80mm ones, probably around $325US.
Thanks a lot Ross! Oh, BTW, when will they be available?
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:38 PM
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More being machined this weekend. Hopefully out of anodizing by Friday.
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:58 PM
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I wanted to get this caution out there to our customers on wiring and connector installation. We've seen a few instances now where people reported some strange issues with the engine running roughly and these took some time to troubleshoot and find the cause.

In two instances, the ECU connectors were not plugged in all the way. The 16 pin Molex connector at the end of the ECU carrying injector outputs, grounds for the coils and injectors and some other options, has a positive latch which will clearly snap in when engaged. Ditto for the same type of connectors used on the injector relay boxes. They cannot come loose if properly latched.

The D sub connectors used for Hall, programmer and sensor wiring have 4-40 screws on either side. Be sure these are plugged in all the way and the screws tightened down.

Please double check all connections before flying. Things can be forgotten if you get distracted and these are flight critical items.

The third thing we saw which took months to finally troubleshoot was due to ECU sensor wires being tie wrapped to the spark plug wires. The result was inconsistent running and eventually 2 fried ECUs. NEVER tie wrap any ECU wires to spark plug leads.

There is up to 40,000 volts on those leads and if you tie a sensor wire to it for any length, you can get inductive and capacitive coupling inducing voltages in that sensor wire far exceeding the logic levels normally present in the ECU which operates on only 5V. In this extreme case, current/ voltages on inputs went well over what protection circuitry is designed to deal with. (we figure over 400V to do this damage).

Finally, watch all those ground connections. They must be 100%. If the ECU cannot pull control devices to ground, it may not operate them properly, or at all. Don't stack any device grounds which have pulsing current loads (injectors, coil packs, strobes, electric motors etc. to the CPU ground (pin 18 on DB25). Use separate ground terminals for each CPU ground wire.

For wiring connections, be sure to look at our wiring page here: http://sdsefi.com/wiring.htm and our MSD plug wire tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_sakmDb2fo, plus our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiy...g2GvQfelECCGoQ for other info.

We're also going to start stocking crimpers which will crimp most of the pins supplied with the kits. We'll make those available at near cost for system buyers so you don't need to search for one or try to use a tool which is not designed for the job.
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:52 PM
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Les Kearney dropped by today and said he's flown off the initial 25 hours now with no issues. That was pretty quick considering the crappy weather we had late last month and the forest fire smoke the last couple days.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:22 PM
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June 4/19 Service Bulletin Regarding AEM Wideband AFR Meter Sensor Selection in Programmer

On EM-5 systems supplied with AEM Wideband AFR kits after Feb. 2019, be sure to select the AEM (New) setting (O2 Sensor Type) so that the correct AFRs are displayed. The defaults prior to June 1 in the ECUs, were set to the AEM Old setting which will result in richer settings than actually displayed.

The default setting will be corrected on all units shipped after June 1/19.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 435.3 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:05 PM
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June 25/19 Service Bulletin Regarding Possible Hall Sensor Mounting Bolt Interference With Front Case Through-Bolts

Be sure the Hall sensor bolts don't hit the case bolts inside the threaded stainless steel standoffs. If they do, place another washer under the head of the Hall sensor bolts. Additional standard and light washers are provided with the assembly for this purpose and to establish proper sensor to flywheel clearance.

This appears to be an issue only with some clone engines which have slightly longer case bolts.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 435.3 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:16 PM
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Default What's up at SDS?

I haven't posted too much here lately as we've been crazy busy clearing order backlogs. Those are down to a more manageable level now.

You'll see some new parts are done for Rotax 912 and Conti IO-550 kits in two other threads today.

The 2nd batch of CPI-2 boards are being loaded and soldered now and we expect those late next week sometime. Should be able to start filling new orders around the 2nd week in July.

We'll have some new announcements prior to Oshkosh and Reno.

Will be some more changes to our website coming to make it easier to find what you're looking for.

Barry was finally able to get some serious design time in on the EM-6 components this week which feels a lot better than little snips here and there.

We've got gold and red Lycoming induction flanges and CT clamps in stock again. More PV and AV valve covers are running next week.

Lightweight billet flywheels are in stock. These are the ones that don't crack, unlike another brand out on the market which were made a little too light...

Our CNC partners have cranked out over 1000 new parts in the last 60 days so we are finally well stocked on most items. That's been a long haul.

Excited to offer all these better bits to builders and to be working on the 6th Generation in earnest now. We love what we're doing. A big thanks again to all the builders and owners here who support us. This is such a great community. Keep those photos of your SDS installs coming, and the fresh ideas/ feedback coming. All good stuff.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 435.3 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 07-02-2019, 05:20 PM
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Default All Billet Throttle Bodies

We've recently added 2 new billet throttle bodies to our product lineup. This makes the complete line billet now, no more cast ones.



From left to right, 80mm, 60mm, 45mm, 40mm.

The 60mm one is 1/4 the weight of competing cast ones.

80mm fits horizontal induction engines, replacing RSA-10 servos.
60mm fits vertical and horizontal induction 320-540 engines using carbs or RSA-5 servos.
45mm fits Jabiru and Lyc O-235, O-290 plus Conti O-200 (2 bolt patterns available).
40mm fits Rotax 912 and VW engines.
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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- 435.3 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm



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