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Old 06-29-2019, 11:18 AM
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Will also be interesting to see what the hourly fuel consumption is with this new Fi rig. Wondering what type of fuel pump and fuel pressures are needed with these fuel injectors?
Iím sure Ross will chime in, but Iíll bet worst case scenario fuel burn will be the same as the carbureted version...but more than likely better. Iím sure the duel Walbro fuel pumps will be used along with the Borla fuel pressure regulator which will maintain 45-50 psi on the fuel rail. More than likely itíll basically be the same setup as whatís offered for the EFI Lycoming installation.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:16 PM
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Will also be interesting to see what the hourly fuel consumption is with this new Fi rig. Wondering what type of fuel pump and fuel pressures are needed with these fuel injectors?
While we haven't tested this new setup yet, our earlier Rotax EFI systems have shown a 4-18% reduction in fuel burn. The wide range there is dependent on leaning strategies, altitude and whether you have EFI only or EFI plus our EI. Many Rotax systems we supplied in the past still retained the factory fixed ignition timing which is a compromise just as on a Lycoming.

With the newer EM-5s, we also have the capability to individually trim fuel to each cylinder in flight for zero GAMI spread. This should eke out 1-2 more percent in savings.

We use a smaller version of the electric Walbro pumps we supply on Lycoming systems. Can use twin pumps if desired. Fuel pressure is generally set around 40 psi.

Price wise, I haven't received all the machining bills yet but we are hoping to keep the new kit price in line with the older kits using the fabricated intake manifold which chewed up a lot of hours making, fitting and welding.

You can see some of the other parts and older systems here: http://www.sdsefi.com/rotax.htm
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More than enough pressure to prevent any vapor lock with winter grade MoGas with 10% ethanol in late spring or summer heat at higher elevation airports, when motor is hot, after a burger run?
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:51 PM
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More than enough pressure to prevent any vapor lock with winter grade MoGas with 10% ethanol in late spring or summer heat at higher elevation airports, when motor is hot, after a burger run?
Yep. Thatís one of the beauties of electronic fuel injection.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:57 PM
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Default Final Parts

I finally received the last of the prototype parts today for our Rotax EFI system. These were throttle linkage parts to rid folks of the hated OEM Y cables.

The new linkage will use a proper single ACS aircraft throttle cable.

Once the TBs are synched, they will stay that way forever.

Testing on the engine will begin as soon as I can mesh schedules with owner of the test aircraft, possibly next week.

Excited to see how everything works and get this in production if everything goes well.
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:49 PM
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I uploaded this short video tonight showing our twin throttle body setup and linkage: https://youtu.be/bwkBrh4Ho58
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I hope that this new TB set up works out well for you. I'm potentially a customer in a year or two.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:43 PM
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Me too. We already have a couple tweaks we want to do on production parts to make installation easier.

The setup will go off to one of our partners in the US next week for fitment and running on the test stand.
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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
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:26 PM
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Default SDS Update

Test running of the new Rotax system was delayed twice by scheduling conflicts with our two beta testers and finally winter set in here early which forced us to send the prototype bits down to our partner in the southern US a couple months late. That's been the story of this development project- delay after delay.

Finally some happy news-the test engine is finally running on the test stand with the new setup as of last weekend.

Should have some more data to crunch by next week.

Have already modified a couple of part designs for production and there may be more based on feedback from the test program.

Lining up some CNC mill time for mid January in hopes that production parts can start being made then.
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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, 04:13 PM
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Default Update

Running of the system continues in the southern US. Had some issues with fuel delivery on the test rig which delayed things a bit but that's fixed now and things are back on track.

Ignition system will now be changed over to SDS to evaluate the full setup this month.
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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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