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Old 01-02-2020, 09:35 AM
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Default SDS EFI in 2020

Many thanks to all the VAF members who placed orders with us last year and I hope everyone on VAF has a healthy and happy 2020.

So far this year, we have an order backlog of around 14 days presently. CPIs are sold out at this time, more PCBs are in process now at the loading and soldering facility. We expect those to ship to us around Jan. 21.

More EM-5s are also in process with the CPIs and we expect those to ship at the same time. We probably have nearly enough of those boards to carry us through to that time.

We have a good supply of CPI-2 components on the shelf.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 445.9 hrs. on the Hobbs,
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:30 AM
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Default Service Bulletin

We've seen a couple instances where temp sensor wiring has been tie wrapped to spark plug wires. This should NEVER be done and has led to ECUs being damaged. No EFI/ EI wires should ever be touching spark plug wires. Maintain at least 1 inch clearance.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 445.9 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:45 AM
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Default Airflow Systems A/C Flywheel Drilling for SDS Magnets

Adrian Port from Tasmania was kind enough to put this page together on how he did his install here: http://tasrv10.com/?p=2822

We have a special drilling jig for these to compensate for the slight differences between the AFS flywheels with serpentine drive vs. the SDS or factory Lycoming V-belt drive flywheels.

Thank you Adrian.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 445.9 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:13 AM
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Default Perfect Timing!

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Adrian Port from Tasmania was kind enough to put this page together on how he did his install here: http://tasrv10.com/?p=2822

We have a special drilling jig for these to compensate for the slight differences between the AFS flywheels with serpentine drive vs. the SDS or factory Lycoming V-belt drive flywheels.

Thank you Adrian.
Great info to have and very timely. About to work with Penn Yan on the engine build (with SDS of course) and Synergy Air South on the Show Planes Cowl and AFS air conditioning. All of these "off the reservation" mods are time consuming and sometimes quite challenging, but hopefully, very worthwhile.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:41 AM
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Krea, I have your dyno test harness done now. Just wanted to be sure you have the proper drilling jig for the AFS flywheel. Yours should have 3/16 holes. Let me know before I ship this other stuff.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 445.9 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:09 PM
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Krea, I have your dyno test harness done now. Just wanted to be sure you have the proper drilling jig for the AFS flywheel. Yours should have 3/16 holes. Let me know before I ship this other stuff.
Outstanding customer support as always from SDS. Can?t wait to get this engine assembled and running.
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Default 1st Solo Flight N30BY - RV10 with SDS

Took first solo flight with RV10 (N30BY) with SDS dual ignition\fuel injection this week.

Engine was built by Continental (Titan ) stock IO540 D4A5. They built up the engine and tested with slave Magnetos\Fuel injection, performed 3 hour test run, stripped off Mag\Fuel injection system and shipped the engine to me.

Looking forward to exploring all the capabilities of this SDS system.

Thx to Barry & SDS for all the great support in getting this done.

https://youtu.be/WJ33Nn_bx84

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Old 02-13-2020, 07:46 AM
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Good stuff Steve!
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 445.9 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:02 PM
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Default Fuel Filters

We've had a number of customers say they have difficulty in finding space for the larger fuel filter (pre-pump).

An alternate setup is to place one smaller filter in each wing root outside the fuselage, between the tanks and the selector. This also may ease the mess caused when checking filters at annual since they are outside the fuselage.

If you decide to go this route, we can supply 3 small filters instead of 1 small and one large. Cost is about $95 more for the extra hardware.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 445.9 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 02-21-2020, 08:23 AM
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Default Switches

We get lots of questions on switches and wiring layouts. A frequent question lately has been if you can use one switch for the twin coils and fuel pumps.

Our recommendation here is to use one switch for each pump and each coil power wire (4 switches in total here). This also allows easy verification at runup if these components are operating correctly.

Single switches present possible single points of failures, possibly negating the point of these redundant systems.

ECUs don't need power switches if not desired. Power for these can come on with bus power.

In all cases, fuse or breaker each device with an appropriately sized one.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 445.9 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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