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Old 04-16-2019, 07:39 PM
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Default Beautiful components!

Ross,

Just received the electronics to complete my CPI2 dual system. Wow! It's a shame to burry these parts under the instrument panel. They deserve to be out where people can see them!


One quick question; Other than making sure water doesn't follow the wires into the CPU, is there any specific mounting orientation preference? I will add a drip loop to make sure water intrusion doesn't happen.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:57 AM
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Glad you like the parts. You can mount the controller in any orientation as long as the drip loop is there. Otherwise, connectors down if the loop isn't possible.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:20 PM
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Ross,

I received my CPI2 dual ignition system along with the SDS backup battery tray. The quality of the machining and finish is exceptional. The wiring harness look fantastic.

Looking forward to the installation.

Thanks,
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:04 AM
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Glad you like. Thanks for being so patient.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:52 PM
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We've updated the CPI-2 manual again for those interested, near the bottom of the page: http://www.sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm

Units are trickling out this week. I was away last week which put a crimp in deliveries. Should be back to full force next week.

Time permitting, I'm going to try to shoot a video of the components and basic features of the CPI-2. Not sure when I'll get it edited and uploaded, hopefully early May.

I hope to follow with a more in-depth video explaining all the windows and their functions.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:23 AM
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April 26/19 Service Bulletin Regarding 18 to 14mm Spark Plug Adapter Installation

Due to a number of broken brass plug adapters, we've changed the procedure for installing these as follows: 1. Thread the spark plug into the adapter 2. Torque the assembly into the cylinder head using the PLUG hex to 19 ft./lbs. 3. Torque the ADAPTER further to 25 ft./lbs.

Use only a thin stripe of anti-seize compound on the plug and adapter. Do not coat the threads. Although we've done multiple yield tests on the adapters torqued into a fixture and they fail at 32-35 ft./lbs., a number of people were snapping them at the originally recommended torque of 22 ft./lbs.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:38 AM
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Default CPI-2 Info Video

Just uploaded this video late last night showing some more details of the hardware and features of the CPI-2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq8jIAEU27o&t=323s

On the production front, we are shipping a few out every week from our back order list. The next PCB run is being planned now and parts will be ordered next week. This should allow us to continue production in late June to hopefully complete all the back orders and start on new orders in July.

Our third CNC contractor will be completing approximately 1000 more parts, mainly for the CPI-2 and EM-5 this month, to aid in this production ramp up.

Some have asked the question if a 6 cylinder version is available as that may not have been clear. Yes, just like the original CPI, we released 4 and 6 cylinder versions simultaneously.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:12 PM
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Some people have questions about switch layouts on the CPI-2.

Here are some possible ways to wire the controllers:



Hope this helps clarify.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:23 PM
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How do the controllers know not to use the backup battery when you open the switches? My concern is how to avoid a “hot” prop, especially without knowing it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:50 PM
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Software needs to see one synch magnet and 2 trigger magnets (4 cylinder) within a certain time span before it will initiate any spark. No chance the engine will fire by turning the prop even a half revolution.

The system will switch to backup battery any time there is no or low voltage (below the set threshold). There is a time out on this feature so it does not run the backup battery down. I believe that is around 30 seconds.

The system is purposely designed to stay active unless you purposely shut it down.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 431.1 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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