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Old 10-11-2018, 12:05 PM
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We had to make a slight change to the CPI-2 keypad for production considerations but the design is now in process for manufacture.



This rendering shows the face layout. The outside square dimensions of the keypad are 2.8 X 2.8 inches.

I should have some photos of the CNC'd enclosure for this later today.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:14 PM
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Great to see some progress. Any info you are willing to share about price points & buttonology?

How’s the aux battery tray coming along? How soon will it be ready for the market place?

Missed you at Reno.

Thanks Ross
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:56 PM
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Great to see some progress. Any info you are willing to share about price points & buttonology?

How’s the aux battery tray coming along? How soon will it be ready for the market place?

Missed you at Reno.

Thanks Ross
No pricing yet until all the bills come in. As for buttonology, pretty similar to the EFI stuff or the CPI-1. The LOP is self evident. The PROG button allows access to either controller when a dual board version is used. The round holes are all for indicator LEDs to show what's active and which power source the unit is running on.

The CNC shops have been so busy churning out other parts for EFI systems, the battery boxes just kept getting pushed back. I expect I may have some next week finally.

CNC'd parts for the CPI-2 are in process now and I'll be picking up prototypes ones today and next week. Keypads are in process. PCBs are mostly finalized and will go to production soon. This is a complex thing to test and that's been ongoing for months now. We won't release the thing for sale until it passes all of our tests. That could be Nov. if things go smoothly or later if things require more software revisions and more re-testing.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:29 PM
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This is the prototype box for the LCD/ keypad/ PCB. We'll test fit the PCB in this as soon as it's done before doing a production run.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:30 AM
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Sorry for overstating the obvious, but...

Wow! Even the box is machined from billet rather than folded aluminum. This is why SDS products are on my airplane upgrade wish list!
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:03 AM
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Sorry for overstating the obvious, but...

Wow! Even the box is machined from billet rather than folded aluminum. This is why SDS products are on my airplane upgrade wish list!
Build it in billet as we say. You wouldn't want to know what this first box costs after CAD, tool paths were established, fixtures made and it's actually machined though. Fortunately most of those costs are not recurring...
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:53 PM
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Ross,

Referencing the nomenclature on the two LED’s depicted on the top of the CPI2, are those LEDS meant to identify the main power source vs the auxiliary power source? Main battery/aux battery?
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:55 PM
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Correct. So you know which power source it's drawing from.
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