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Old 11-08-2018, 06:19 PM
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Great news. I hope Iím near the front of the line for the CPI2 and related battery components. I already have the FF components. Any idea what the price will be yet?
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:39 PM
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You're near the front of the list. I'll be getting most of the bills in next week as we are just finishing the final component orders tonight and Friday. Will also be getting the rest of the CNC'd parts then too so I can do most of the costing. Still have to get a quote for loading and cooking the PCBs but I have a rough idea of what that will be from many previous jobs.

I hope to have prices figured by the 3rd week in Nov.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:05 PM
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I know many of you will be sorry to see the green go... We are about to run another batch of original CPIs, green and all, if you MUST have green.
I read the whole thread... whoooa. Ross you are a patient man. Take all the armchair designers input with grain of salt, and don't rush nothing. Take all the time you need or want.

On a serious note, I LOVE GREEN Glad the original CPI is still available since that meets my needs. I'm standing by on the CPI2 price, which is a cool design and might change my mind, but at this time my plan is provide my own OV protection with dual original CPI's:

Ignition A) powered from main bus battery (which is crowbar protected from alternator going crazy OV).
Ignition B) powered from E-bus battery charged from main bus through isolation diode, with independent over-volt protection relay (automatic).
* Under-voltage (alternator off line) will trigger alarms and pilot action (land).
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:21 PM
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I read the whole thread... whoooa. Ross you are a patient man. Take all the armchair designers input with grain of salt, and don't rush nothing. Take all the time you need or want.

On a serious note, I LOVE GREEN Glad the original CPI is still available since that meets my needs. I'm standing by on the CPI2 price, which is a cool design and might change my mind, but at this time my plan is provide my own OV protection with dual original CPI's:

Ignition A) powered from main bus battery (which is crowbar protected from alternator going crazy OV).
Ignition B) powered from E-bus battery charged from main bus through isolation diode, with independent over-volt protection relay (automatic).
* Under-voltage (alternator off line) will trigger alarms and pilot action (land).
Thanks George, it's been a long haul. Our designer will be happy to hear you like the green! No green available on the CPI2 though...

Today we finally got our boards and prototype dual box together. Just 2 minor changes to bring the boxes to full production spec. Here's some PCB and CNC eye candy for those patient souls awaiting release:



Boards are panelized for machine loading and soldering. We had the quote back today and it was fair so this will be a go early next week.



Trevor turns out his usual impeccable work on the Haas



Some folks might be tempted just to buy CPI2 for the box it comes in...



Notice the heat sink platforms for the big through hole type 5V regulators we had to fit after the earlier thermal imaging showed the SMT regs were getting too hot.

Anyway this is one reason why we love our jobs. It's very satisfying to see all the numerous individual pieces start coming together after over a year of hard work and multiple challenges along the way. Inching ever closer to the finished project.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:25 AM
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Hi Ross

I am trying to follow the thread from the beginning but getting a bit confused on the marketing\branding of the various components. Can you help clarify a bit. At times, part of this thread seems to show CPI2 as the programmer type device that would go into the panel and other times CPI2 seems to be the replacement for the previous gold colored EM-5 box?

Is the CPI2 systems composed of the programmer + a EM-5 type box? I may be the only one, but a picture\block diagram of the main components and naming would help me greatly.

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Old 11-18-2018, 09:01 AM
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Hi Ross

I am trying to follow the thread from the beginning but getting a bit confused on the marketing\branding of the various components. Can you help clarify a bit. At times, part of this thread seems to show CPI2 as the programmer type device that would go into the panel and other times CPI2 seems to be the replacement for the previous gold colored EM-5 box?

Is the CPI2 systems composed of the programmer + a EM-5 type box? I may be the only one, but a picture\block diagram of the main components and naming would help me greatly.

Thx

Steve
The EM-5 is a totally separate product from the CPI and CPI2. The EM-5 does fuel and spark control and uses a 3 1/8 panel mount programmer and blind mounted ECU.

The CPI is an ignition only, single module, with the ignition controller and programmer built into one box which can be blind or panel mounted.

CPI2 is 2 part, ignition only with a separate blind mount controller and separate 2.8 X 2.8 inch panel mount programmer.
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:20 PM
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All electronic components in hand now along with the solder stencil for production loading and soldering. Off to the circuit board house in a day or so to get produced.
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:53 PM
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Boards and bits were off to the loading/ soldering facility today. We've been slammed with EM-5 orders this week but will be working on CPI2 software cleanups, documentation and pricing over the next couple weeks as time permits (that means evenings). We've also given the go ahead on CNC production of single and dual enclosures, backup battery boxes and panel display enclosures.

Hopefully in about 3-4 weeks all this stuff will start flowing into our hands and we can start delivering to those folks on our list who've been patiently waiting in early 2019 after the holidays are over.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:12 AM
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Completed PCBs should arrive today or Wednesday. Single and dual enclosures plus battery boxes are off the mill and will go to anodizing today. Programmer boxes and faces are machined and done anodizing. LCDs and keypads have been in hand for a few weeks now.

It's all coming together now. Production software is done and bench tested. Documentation will hopefully be completed by mid January, about the same time we finish engine running tests if the weather permits.
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http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:56 PM
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Received a bunch of CNC'd parts today from our hard working anodizer, Christa before they closed down for the holidays.



CPI2 battery box parts



Dual and single CPI2 enclosures

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