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Old 01-23-2020, 09:27 PM
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Default New Vid Up

https://youtu.be/klft9JrXXjg

This shows some of processes involved in manufacturing our latest batch of EM-5 ECU boards a few days ago.
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Old 01-31-2020, 09:45 PM
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Default Temp Sensors Take 2

I mentioned a couple weeks ago we'd be testing a new epoxy potting compound for manufacturing our temperature sensors and I finally got around to doing that this week.

I didn't have time to shoot all of the testing as it's been a busy week but here is a short clip: https://youtu.be/JzAK-cLOztw

We used a Canadian made brand before rated for over 400F but it became somewhat soft at over 300F and we wanted something better. I found a company in the US who makes all kinds of amazing high temp compounds and products and tried one of their solutions. Really impressed with how hard this stuff remains at high temps and how it sticks to things-even the Tefzel wire!

It's expensive and requires a high temperature curing process which is a pain but the results seem worth it. We want the best durability possible here so you have to do what you have to do and we'll be switching over to this product immediately.

I was up in Les Kearney's -10 a couple days ago and we shot some more video at altitudes up to 20,000 feet. We finally had a functioning wideband and also the PC data logging running. It will take quite a few hours to go through the footage from 3 cameras and edit it into something meaningful. Stay tuned.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 436.9 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 02-01-2020, 04:07 PM
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Default Full Speed Ahead

Our machine shop guys have been very busy over the last 2 weeks, churning out nearly 300 more CNC'd parts for EFI kits- mag covers, fuel pump frames, Injector housings, programmer faces and enclosures, throttle bodies, fuel pump covers etc.

We also took delivery of coil packs, fuel pumps and injectors that were ordered back in 2019.


Design1 programmer face plates just back from anodizing

Thanks to all those who've placed orders or partial orders while building. We see a big uptick in interest for RV-14s now.

Also have some more guys starting to prep for Reno already too. Folks are ditching the mechanical injection and mags for the winning SDS EFI/EI solution. We have a Reno Racer Discount Program for those so inclined. Excited to see some new entries out this year with SDS gear.

We'll be adding a couple new partners to the fold this year which will help extend our market reach some more.

Barry was working on software for some of the new EM-6 features this last week. That's a slow process but at least it's going well so far. You never know what roadblocks will crop in this phase though which can drag the process out.

Currently we can ship EFI kits in roughly 7-14 days.
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:13 AM
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Default Another RV-10 vid

Les took his -10 up to 20,000 feet to check fuel economy LOP. Did some in-flight data logging from the SDS ECU.

Full Garmin glass is awesome.

Hope folks find this interesting:

https://youtu.be/FgXH-1VJl44

I always learn something new every time I shoot or edit a video. The lesson here is that one person can't use 3 cameras and a laptop at the same time... Also makes it a nightmare to edit.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:30 AM
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Les took his -10 up to 20,000 feet to check fuel economy LOP. Did some in-flight data logging from the SDS ECU.

Full Garmin glass is awesome.

Hope folks find this interesting:

https://youtu.be/FgXH-1VJl44

I always learn something new every time I shoot or edit a video. The lesson here is that one person can't use 3 cameras and a laptop at the same time... Also makes it a nightmare to edit.
I'll be very curious to duplicate some of those test points when I finish my install. I've got several flights logged at FL190 averaging 24.9nm/gal at 147-149 KTAS using mechanical injection and ignition.
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:23 PM
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Looking forward to what you see with EFI Greg.
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:35 PM
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Default New Vid

Just posted a video showing how some of the parts are assembled for our systems. Hope it's interesting: https://youtu.be/dDdY5LRXS9A
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:30 AM
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Default 1st Solo Flight N30BY - RV10 with SDS

Took first solo flight with RV10 (N30BY) with SDS dual ignition\fuel injection this week.

Engine was built by Continental (Titan ) stock IO540 D4A5. They built up the engine and tested with slave Magnetos\Fuel injection, performed 3 hour test run, stripped off Mag\Fuel injection system and shipped the engine to me.

Looking forward to exploring all the capabilities of this SDS system.

Thx to Barry & SDS for all the great support in getting this done.

https://youtu.be/WJ33Nn_bx84

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Old 02-13-2020, 08:46 AM
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Good stuff Steve!
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