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Old 09-18-2018, 04:35 PM
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Ross, Nice meeting and chatting with you at Reno this year. Looking forward to the next advancements!


Caleb
Likewise. Great meeting you in person Caleb.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:23 PM
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Just to let folks know, we have roughly a 2 week order backlog on full systems at the moment, the result of the Fall downtime for airplanes, Reno sales and an upcoming UAV order.

CPIs can usually get done in 2-3 days.

Valve covers and flywheels about 3-10 days depending on anodizing options.

We have lots of intake flanges in hand now but only green hoses for injected engines (black won't arrive until the end of Oct. they tell me now) Ugh. Been on order for 7 weeks now.

Have carb type hoses but no CT clamps to fit these. Looking at 90 days to get some made out of Germany. No stock anywhere in the US or Canada from our usual OEM type sources. I guess we bought them all out.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 426.1 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 10-10-2018, 05:45 PM
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We frequently get the question "can I buy some of the fuel system hardware before the electronics?"

Yes. Quite a few people want to get the fuel pump module and pressure regulator installed while they are building and perhaps have better access. They can also plan and install some of the plumbing for these parts.

We're sold out of pump modules as of today waiting for some more parts to be anodized but we should have those parts by the middle of next week to fill orders again.

Both machine shops are working on hundreds more CNC'd parts due before the end of this month. I hope they will really be caught up by then. It's been a challenge for them to keep up with regular orders as well as some new designs and prototypes. We'll get there.

Thanks to everyone for being patient while we work through backlogs on parts and systems.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 426.1 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 11-21-2018, 07:09 PM
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Our EM-5 backlog is building this week with multiple orders coming in all at once it seems so deliveries are going to stretch out into December now. Thanks to everyone who is purchasing SDS for their RVs and other aircraft.

We've implemented a few changes to try to streamline and increase production of CNC'd parts which has been our bottleneck in 2018. We use 2 small shops owned by friends to do our machining. One machine shop will switch over to SolidWorks CAD in Dec. and each part will have a new drawing/ model done in that program with a PN to go with it. We currently have nearly 100 assemblies and over 200 separate parts, so things needed better organization.

The 2nd shop is adding a new 4 axis mill which will increase production rate on some parts where we can use multi face fixturing.

It's been a good year for us thanks to many new customers and we are plowing about 30% of revenues back into R&D as this is the only way to stay on top in the long term. Most of this will be devoted to EM-6 development in 2019 and we're excited about working more on that project now that the CPI2 is entering the production phase.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 426.1 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 12-11-2018, 08:55 AM
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Just to let present and potential customers know, we've been inundated with orders in the last 2 weeks and full EFI kit production is now sold out into mid to late January 2019. We'll try to ship smaller orders such CNC'd parts and CPIs when we can.

We won't be mailing much between Dec. 15th to Dec. 26th due to the crazy lineups at the post office.

Thank you for all the orders, we'll do our best to fill them as quickly as we can.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 426.1 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi.htm


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