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Old 02-19-2021, 03:03 PM
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Default Looking for best EFI system for lycoming 540

I am stepping into an unknown area here. I have an injected 540 but looking to step that up and get better performance and control. I am not an engine guy so looking for input to make my 540 fly the best. Thanks to all that can give feedback
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Old 02-19-2021, 03:39 PM
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This is an easy answer...FlyEFII
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Old 02-19-2021, 03:42 PM
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I would say SDS EFI by Ross Farnham.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:14 PM
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I had sds ignition in my rocket and loved it. You will want some help installing the magnets. I ran one mag to keep my system simple. If you go with the full efii you will have to completely redesign your electrical system to provide redundancy. Going with CPI and one mag you get 90% of the benefit.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:39 PM
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I am in phase 1 testing and I couldn't be happier with the EFII system...

...and the customer service.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:49 PM
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Another vote for SDS. http://www.sdsefi.com/

25+ years of experience and great customer service.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:24 PM
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I am stepping into an unknown area here. I have an injected 540 but looking to step that up and get better performance and control. I am not an engine guy so looking for input to make my 540 fly the best.
Jeff, it may be best to start by realizing what EFI will or will not do for your RV-10. Is there a particular area of operation in which you would like better performance and control?
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Old 02-19-2021, 06:16 PM
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Default light speed egnition

i am using light speed for the last 10 years for ignition no problems
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:10 PM
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I have the new surefly electronic system on my rocket. So far, works great.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:10 PM
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Let me know if you upgrade, I may be interested in your old injection system.
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