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  #31  
Old 05-26-2012, 08:46 AM
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macwolf - I like your avatar.

How long before you are flying with the EFII system? I have an IO-360 A1F6D and would like to go to electronic ignition but am not ready to spend the money just yet so I have time to see how this system works out.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:41 PM
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Just so everyone is aware, the EFII aircraft system may be relatively new but the main components have been around for many years with millions of hours on the system. Check out sdsefi. Ross is a very knowledgable man when it comes to engines, ei/fi and turbo charging. His components have been used in many race cars, Reno race planes, desert race trucks, you name it. I'm 99% sure this is what I'm going to use when I take the plunge.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:05 PM
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Default two different systems?

macwolf mentioned EFII and albertaflyer mentions sdsefi. I found two different websites.

http://www.flyefii.com/EFII_desc.htm Robert Paisley

http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:22 PM
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Sdsefi supplies the brains for the efii aircraft system.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:27 PM
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Another option not mentioned on this thread is the dual EFII system. It specifically has a blank plate that has an adaptor to cover the oil port in the dualmag hole.

I was going with Lightspeed until I chatted to the guy who makes the system and spoke to some of his customers. The product looks well made and I was impressed with the mag plate, so am giving it a bash I too have a dualmag - on an o-360-a1ad.

The system doesn't have a lot of flying hours, and only 100 sold so far, which is the only down side, but apparently they are building up their numbers slowly. Will be interesting to see how it performs.

I actually bought one of these from Robert, however I decided against his system because there are too many shared components when you go with dual EI systems. Shared components is one of the reasons I want to get rid of the dual mag in the first place. Putting a single mag in its place solves a lot of problems with complexity, backup power, independent ignition systems etc. It just makes more sense for me, especially as I fly night, over water, and IFR.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:20 AM
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Default Full redundant EFII dual ignition coming soon

We use the most reliable ECU available as mentioned.

Personally, I have flown 400 hours on our single ECU system and have full confidence in it's reliability. Though some of our customers fly over rough terrain or expanses of water and want as much redundancy as they can get.

As such we have had a steady stream of requests for a fully redundant dual ignition.

So, we are are in the process of making this available. This will be a completely redundant dual ignition with two ECUs and two crank triggers. This system will be offered in addition to the single ECU dual ignition that we now offer. As with all of our systems, if you choose, in the future you can always add more parts to this new system and upgrade it to the full electronic engine management system with electronic fuel injection and high energy electronic ignition.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:42 PM
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Default EFII dual crank trigger for two ECU systems

Here is a pic of the prototype dual crank trigger for our new dual ECU system.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:26 PM
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That the quality of your components looks outstanding.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:27 AM
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Thanks for starting this thread walkman. A lot of great info so far.
I have a -6 powered with a H2AD still using the old D2000 mag that I think long and hard about when flying over timber or water given the many failure modes of these mags.
This thread may also be of interest http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=63483

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:58 AM
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Glad to have a great resource like this to go to in the first place.

I will have a d3000 with all the latest ad and sb done for sale shortly. I have the newer style hold down clamps too.
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