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Old 09-17-2016, 08:47 AM
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Ralph believes the ADI system and most other gremlins have been locked away and they are hoping to show similar speed to their great qualifying run.

Nobody ever said this was easy...

Kudos to Bill and Ralph for the hard work and never giving up.
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:56 AM
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Default Saturday Silver Race

A short update on Bill Beaton's HRII performance at the races today.
He finished today's race at 280 mph, solidly in Silver, the planes all around him were all Lancairs & Glassairs. So our strategy to "Harrass the Glass" is in full swing!
So to make the race fair, shouldn't those other guys (& gals) have to fly with their gear down?

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Old 11-16-2016, 11:18 AM
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Default New Fuel Block

Just received these back from the anodizer:



1/4 NPT in and out on ends, another 1/4 NPT on top for outlet or can be capped. 1/8 NPT on sides and 1/8 NPT for fuel pressure takeoff on top rear.

These bolt to the crankcase spine about halfway down.
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:23 AM
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Wow, great looking part, maximum functionality and minimum weight/mass.
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:07 PM
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Wow, great looking part, maximum functionality and minimum weight/mass.
Thanks. Took some feedback from customers who wanted some options for the return fitting positioning. On 4 cylinders, at this time, we'll use the same part and just plug 2 of the side ports. Later we may develop a shorter block for fours.



Here's another photo of the block mounted up on a 540 case with the braided -3 lines.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:55 AM
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Default Kitplanes

Check out the article in the May '17 issue of Kitplanes on Bill's Supercharged Rocket with SDS EFI.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:55 PM
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Default 6 Cyl. Trim

We've had some questions recently about the trim function on the 6 cylinder SDS setups.

To clarify, you need the dual board ECU to have this capability on 6 cylinder engines. You don't need dual boards on 4 cylinder engines.

Some people appear to be under the impression that losing one ECU on the dual board setup means the engine will stop. This is not correct. Either board will continue to run the engine but you will lose the individual cylinder trim function when operating on only one.

There's a 3 position selector switch on 6 cylinder, dual ECU systems with Normal, Primary and Backup positions. This document may clear up some confusion: http://www.sdsefi.com/dual6ecurev2.pdf

BTW, I will be at Reno this September 16/17 assisting some of our customers running SDS in the Sport Class. Time permitting, I'd be happy to meet anyone who has questions about SDS or just meeting any RV or race folks.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:25 PM
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Default Post Oshkosh Q&A

After Oshkosh, we received a number of quote requests for 540 EFI and ignition systems. Most of these were from RV10 and Rocket builders. Thanks to SDS customers Rusty Crawford (RV7A), Dave Anders (RV4), Jim Kidd (Silver Lindy winner Skybolt) and Andrew Findlay (Lancair) for chatting to people about SDS.

A common question on the 540 setups from people is the coil mounting options. Perhaps this post will save a few emails back and forth.





2 top photos. Many people fit this dedicated mount on RV10s, designed by Ashley Miller.



This is the coil mount to go in place of the magnetos



This is the top case mount for one coil pack which will fit Rockets. This saves penetrating the baffling with the top plug wires from the rear mounting location.

Another common question is about the programmer for dual ECU systems. A single SDS programmer can access either ECU by flipping a toggle switch so there's no unplugging cables. The Dual Access Programmer is standard with all dual ECU kits and is required when you order the individual cylinder fuel trim option on the 6 cylinder systems.

Options: The 3 main options outside the coil mounting are:

1. Fuel trim mentioned above and most people are familiar with what that does given the many posts about it here.

2. Fuel flow output. This eliminates the Red Cubes and simply sends a similar signal out to your engine monitor directly from the ECU- no other external boxes required. The demonstrated accuracy is better than 1%.

3. PC data logging. This allows connection of the primary ECU to a Windows device and gives you a digital dash capability in real-time plus text and graphical logging formats. It's a great tuning and diagnostic aid as it captures all sensor data along with AFR, injector duty cycle, injector pulse width, battery voltage, mixture knob position etc. You'll see some additional enhancements to this feature sometime in 2018.
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:08 AM
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Default RV10 in Texas



This is Gaylon Koenning's awesome RV10 fresh out of the paint shop. Gaylon and Rusty Crawford in Friendswood were instrumental in testing our dual ECU setup with trim control for the 540 and offering valuable feedback to get it all right last year. Thanks for finding our initial oversights and being patient for the fixes.

Gaylon has been flying for quite some time now with SDS EFI. Looking forward to some more photos.

Love that prop!
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