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Old 11-23-2021, 08:28 AM
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We've had an amazing sales year so far in 2021, so much so that unfortunately we'll run out of EM-5 ECU boards before the end of this month. PCBs were delivered late for the next production run and sales were much higher than projected leading to a gap in supply. The next board run is in process now and we expect to have the finished boards in hand in the latter half of Dec.

We've also experienced some delays in sourcing and receiving certain chips and other kit components though our early anticipation and overstocking of most of these items have mitigated a good portion of this.

In the meantime we'll continue to build the rest of the systems as usual, minus ECUs so delivery delays can be minimized.

CPI, CPI-2 and CNC'd parts orders are not impacted by this.

Kit deliveries are now booking out into Feb. 2022.

On the EM-6 ECU front, good progress is being made with the on board memory and reflash features. This part has been very time consuming. If things continue to progress smoothly, we anticipate PCB design to commence in Q1 2022 and testing in early Q2. Finally the end appears to be in sight (how many times have I said that now?). We have dedicated, on average, 2 days per week to this R&D process in 2021 and that has slowed deliveries somewhat but was the only way we'd ever get it done given the sales volume.

On the machining front, Trevor and Howard have added more 4 and 5 axis capability and higher spindle speed machines and new fixturing to increase production and try to keep costs down (outside of material price increases of course). These allow a single load and setup cycle to run more parts.

Thank you for your continued support and orders. We are looking forward to producing new and improved items for your RV projects.
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Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 456.0 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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