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rv6ejguy 01-17-2021 01:28 PM

SDS EFI in 2021
 
Update for the middle of Jan. 2021.

We were inundated with orders in late 2020 and that continued in early January. I've hired another part time worker to try to keep to reasonable delivery schedules. We've also had some delays on getting parts from some suppliers which impacted some deliveries. Those should be going out this week hopefully.

Thanks to all those on VAF for the support. :)

kentlik 01-17-2021 03:44 PM

Thanks for the update Ross!

rv6ejguy 02-02-2021 08:29 AM

Email Migration, Odd TB Pattern
 
We'll be migrating our email to a new server with more capacity on Thursday morning. The email address will remain the same and it's supposed to be seamless- that's what they tell me anyway. The old server company hasn't impressed me with their technical ability in the past so I'm a bit skeptical.

If it doesn't go smoothly, I'll post some new contact info here and on our Home Page. Otherwise you can just phone until it's sorted.

On a second subject, we now have a CAD model for throttle bodies to fit LO-360-A1G6D engines, likely off Twin Commanches. Interestingly, these use a slightly larger bolt pattern than the typical RSA-5. Not sure why Lycoming would do that but they did. If anyone is using one of these engines, we can produce the TB to fit our EFI on it.

Thirdly, Trevor has the 5th axis operational now on his newest Hass mill. This should help speed up production on some of our CNC'd bits by reducing multiple setups. Hopefully have some videos of this in operation sometime soon.

rv6ejguy 02-02-2021 03:08 PM

New FAB Mount Bits
 
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Howard turned these out last week. These will allow the FAB to be mounted solidly on vertical induction SDS EFI setups. Also has provision to mount a throttle cable bracket. Will come as a kit with silicone hose, standoff studs and hardware.

rv6ejguy 02-05-2021 08:19 PM

FAB Mount Kit
 
Video is up: https://youtu.be/8Ko7bYJsV0Y

abwaldal@gmail.com 02-06-2021 09:44 AM

SDS to the rescue
 
This guy Ross is one of the good ones. I was trying to figure out how to do this exact thing on my RV-6A injection install just the other day. Then I sees Ross's post about this very cool adaptor. Got an email off to him immediately and my problems are solved.
This is top shelf guy and a top shelf company. Now I better get back to work skinning up my knuckles.
Thanks Ross
Art

rv6ejguy 02-21-2021 12:22 PM

Update
 
We are machining more FAB mounts now and have added 2 recesses for the vacuum fittings to clear on the newer gold 60mm throttle bodies.

Note that the standard FAB upper plates won't fit with the earlier silver throttle bodies and must have a recess milled in the front face to clear the cover plate and upper screws. We'll have some extra ones here we can machine to provide this clearance if you have a silver TB. Thanks to Art for his feedback. The FAB kits were designed for the gold TBs but looks like we can make them work with the silver ones too.

On the SDS EFI kit supply front, we just continue to get busier every month and time to build is now approaching 3 weeks from order. Some of our suppliers and contractors are tapped out trying to keep up with demand and same goes in the shop here on labor to assemble and ship components. I'm back to working 6 day weeks again now...

This is a consequence of the order (and email) volume. We thank everyone for their orders and are doing our best to supply in a timely fashion while retaining quality control levels.

Barry is making good progress on EM-6 software and you'll see some of that code migrate into V32 EM-5 systems maybe next week after further testing. Still lots to do on that front but it's getting there.:)

RandyAB 02-21-2021 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by abwaldal@gmail.com (Post 1500930)
This guy Ross is one of the good ones. I was trying to figure out how to do this exact thing on my RV-6A injection install just the other day. Then I sees Ross's post about this very cool adaptor. Got an email off to him immediately and my problems are solved.
This is top shelf guy and a top shelf company. Now I better get back to work skinning up my knuckles.
Thanks Ross
Art

Thatís been my experience too.

rv6ejguy 03-01-2021 08:49 AM

Updates
 
More FAB mounting plates with new milled reliefs for the aft facing vacuum fittings should be out of anodizing early this week so we can fill waiting orders soon.

I uploaded some new photos supplied by Tom at Flightlines showing their beautiful hose kits for SDS EFI equipped RV-14s. Look about halfway down this page: http://www.sdsefi.com/lycoming.htm for the NEW! graphic.

Thanks Tom :)

I've updated info for the IO-390 EXP119 engine throttle body size. Please let us know if you have one of these so we can supply the larger throttle body required.

We can now also supply 2.5 inch bolt spacing 60mm TBs used on some aft facing horizontal induction engines. Please measure your bolt spacing if you have an aft facing TB.

rv6ejguy 03-19-2021 04:56 PM

Update
 
I just wanted to let people know that our order backlog continues to increase, putting back system deliveries to 3-4 weeks now. If you'll be needing your system within the next month, best to get in the queue so your project isn't held up.

We try our best to send out CNC'd bits and small orders (like fuel pumps and filters) within a week. The anodizer is pretty backed up these days which is creating extra delays sometimes..

If you haven't received any correspondence in the last couple weeks from us, rattle my cage with an email, I frankly may have missed some folks owing to the deluge of orders since Jan.

There must be a lot of -10s being built because that's our #1 selling EFI kit as of late.

Barry is getting some good hours in on the EM-6 software and that's progressing reasonably well now.

As always, thank you for your support. :)


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