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Old 01-02-2019, 06:52 AM
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Default SDS EFI in 2019

December 2018 ended as our busiest month in the last 4 years with a flurry of orders. Thanks to all who placed orders last year.

2019 brings us to a big milestone we're very proud of- this is our 25th year as a manufacturer of EFI and ignition systems with close to 10,000 electronic controllers supplied to aviation, automotive, marine, educational and UAV/ military applications. As far as we know, we've supplied more user programmable EFI ECUs for Experimental aviation than any other company.

2019 will see the release of the new CPI2 aviation ignition system and if we're fortunate, the new EM-6 series of EFI/ignition controllers as well.

You'll see some new content and pages appear on our website over the next few weeks.

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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 427.8 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:08 AM
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Default Congrats!

Ross,

That is a great milestone. You are really one of the good guys here on VAF. I wish you continued success!
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:43 PM
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Thanks Pete.

Our biggest challenge is production at the moment. We've been blown away by the pre-order response on the CPI-2. Initial production is already sold out and we'll be starting preparations to do another, much larger PCB run by the end of this month to try to prevent a supply gap from appearing down the line. We've second sourced some of the enclosure machining to reduce those bottlenecks as well.

I can't thank VAF members enough for their support and confidence in our products. This is a great community!
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 427.8 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:22 PM
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Short update for the 3rd week in 2019. We'll be adding a 3rd machine shop to handle the increased demand in orders which require CNC'd parts. Our other 2 guys are booked up for a while with present workloads.

We've also started serial production of popular sub-assemblies to try to make production more efficient with the increased numbers.

We'd like to reduce the wait time below 2 weeks by Feb. on EFI systems and 4 weeks on CPI-2 systems by March sometime. That's the goal anyway...
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 427.8 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:47 AM
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Short update for the 3rd week in 2019. We'll be adding a 3rd machine shop to handle the increased demand in orders which require CNC'd parts. Our other 2 guys are booked up for a while with present workloads.

We've also started serial production of popular sub-assemblies to try to make production more efficient with the increased numbers.

We'd like to reduce the wait time below 2 weeks by Feb. on EFI systems and 4 weeks on CPI-2 systems by March sometime. That's the goal anyway...
Ross,

Thank you for all your support to the Experimental side of aviation. There are just too many folks out there who lack guts or are too greedy to put their products out there at reasonable prices for us who fly experimental planes. I for one can attest that your company's support, even for us small fries has been super.

Thanks.

Charlie (using SDS EFI for years EM3+EM4).
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:42 AM
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Thanks Charlie. We really appreciate your support through the years and the kind words. We enjoy our work and I have to say that our aviation customers are some of the nicest folks around and many have some great flying stories to share.

Last week, we had a couple of customers from the US come by and visit our shop. Always nice to put a face on the voice over the phone and learn more about their project and background.

I hope to meet more guys again at Reno in Sept. this year.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 427.8 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 02-08-2019, 07:07 PM
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We're firming up some of our marketing and promotional plans now for 2019.

For those racing at Reno, we have the Reno Discount Plan on our EFI and ignition systems. Ask me if you're interested.

We'll have at least 4 aircraft in Sport Class running EM-5 systems this year and a few in other classes running CPIs. We'll have some new software tweaks and features available for the big boys to push well past 400mph laps as Andy did last year.

We're also working out a deal with one of our other partners and a unique air show performer to fit SDS for this season.

Excited about both of these things and to be working with some of the smartest and nicest airplane folks around.

We'll have some new partners in the auto conversion market too who have been flying SDS for a few years now and are branching out to supply FWF kits.

You'll see some new web pages soon when these things are finalized.

Thanks to all the VAF community for buying SDS products and giving us feedback. Both help us to improve the products and bring out even better stuff for the future.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 427.8 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi.htm


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