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  #31  
Old 08-10-2021, 08:03 PM
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A belated thanks to all the customers, friends and business folks who promoted SDS products at Osh this year. We really appreciate it.

Next big event is Reno in Sept. which I unfortunately won't be able to attend this year due to the border still being closed for ground travel into the US and restrictions on re-entering Canada. Despite this, we'll have several racers in multiple classes running SDS and Andy Findlay will be going for his third straight Gold win in Sport Class with some new tech this year.

We're still working diligently on the next gen but it's a bit slow due to the still 10 week order backlog we have. Thanks for your patience if you are in the order queue.
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Old 08-15-2021, 12:03 PM
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Default I Messed Up

We came out with some lightweight billet rocker covers for angle valve Lycomings a few years back. Two IO-390 users have now seen cracking on the outside around the central rocker shaft capture, which results in an oil seep.

Seems I went a little too light on the design here, so lesson learned and my apologies.

We've designed a new 1 piece, Gen 2 part to replace the previous 2 part design.

Anyone who has the original covers should inspect them for oil leaks here and if detected, contact us for free replacements.

BTW I have a really good deal on some billet coasters or covers for a static engine display!
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 449.8 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 08-15-2021, 12:52 PM
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Unfortunately my wife might not approve of the coasters in the house. There's a beer fridge in my airplane factory that doesn't have coasters though.

Would they make a good tray for holding nuts and bolts?
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:52 PM
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They are a bit shallow but probably ok for screws and AN3 hardware Great conversation piece.
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Old 09-03-2021, 08:05 AM
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Default Order backlog update

We continue to have unprecedented demand for SDS components and systems. Thank you to all for your orders.

This has now put us in a similar situation as Van's and some of the panel vendors unfortunately for our customers. Wait times continue to increase every month.

We currently stand at about 3 months from order to building EM-5 and CPI-2 kits. We can usually ship CPI kits a bit sooner and CNC'd parts within 1-7 days, if in stock.

We're also dealing with shortages of certain components from our normal vendors and have had to spend more time finding new vendors to meet our needs and sometimes pay higher prices. We hope to hold kit prices stable through the end of this year at least.

Prices on some CNC'd parts may have to increase before then, subject to material pricing increases passed on to us from suppliers.
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Old 09-18-2021, 03:53 PM
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Andy Findlay (SDS equipped Lancair) won the Sport Class race today at 392 mph.

Lee Ulrich qualified his RV-7 at 245 mph but his race was canceled today unfortunately.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:42 AM
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Default Price Increase for 2022

We've seen a number of electronic component price increases recently plus some on aluminum billet, wiring and sensors. Much as I hate to do it, we'll be increasing prices on many of our systems by 3% effective Jan. 1/22 to compensate.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:53 AM
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We've seen a number of electronic component price increases recently plus some on aluminum billet, wiring and sensors. Much as I hate to do it, we'll be increasing prices on many of our systems by 3% effective Jan. 1/22 to compensate.
Thank you for the heads up Ross. I will keep that date in mind for when I order mine. Do you have and upgrades for the EM5 in the works?
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:44 AM
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Thank you for the heads up Ross. I will keep that date in mind for when I order mine. Do you have and upgrades for the EM5 in the works?
We have brought out software updates from the EM-6 development and incorporated these into the latest EM-5, if hardware permits. Same on the CNC'd bits. Always trying to make things better if we can on an ongoing basis.

We are presently booked into December on EM-5 orders.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 449.8 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiy...g2GvQfelECCGoQ


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Old 10-14-2021, 06:22 PM
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I'm making super slow, but steady progress on my fuselage (family before hobby). Planning full EFI. I'll be at the stage of running fuel lines, installing pumps and such soon. Probably sometime shortly after New Years. How long will the fuel pump module happily sit in the plane before it needs to be used?

I'd like to get the pieces installed, but don't want it to go bad if it sits there for 5 years before flying.
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