Last update Sept. 20/17

Continental Engines


Andrew Findlay's twin turbo Lancair at 2017 Reno PRS. Dual EM-5 6F.


He also took first place in July in the Experimental Sport Class at the Air Venture Cup Race.


Perfectly aligned CHTs using the SDS cylinder trim function

Reno 2017

Andy finished towards the front in several Sport Class races this year and showed tremendous speed in the Gold Race, shadowing the race winning Glassair of Jeff Lavelle for a couple of laps before bumping the mixture knob out of position which cut the engine out for a moment, unfortunately ending his race. With the SDS EM-5 6F system installed, the airplane was much faster than last year, clearly making massive hp in the Gold Race running full boost pressure. He'll be back next year to show what the Stihl Lancair has got. SDS worked flawlessly in the race.


Questair Venture Continental 550 twin turbo fitted with SDS EM-4 6F. At Reno on Sept. 20/09 this aircraft finished third in Super Sport Class Gold at 382mph. Sept. 2010- It wins Super Sport Class at Reno.

Mark Robinson photo

Mark Robinson photo

Mark Robinson photo

Thanks to Jan Peters at http://airrace.info/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6XcP0xJNIA
See the Venture running at Reno 2008

Reno 2010 Super Sport videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYCkgQXEwHU



Andrew Findlay's twin turbo 550 being prepared for Reno 2017


Andrew's panel in flight. Notice how close CHTs are balanced using the SDS individual cylinder fuel trim feature. Andrew just finished the PRS at Reno.


Four Cylinder Continental Engines

Along with the six cylinder engines, we have done a number of smaller Conti engines, the first back in 1996. Mark Snow was an early SDS user on his C-85 powered Dragonfly, accumulating over 750 hours. Justin Mace had 350 hours on his SDS equipped, O-200 powered Dragonfly.


New fuel and spark control kit for O-200. Wiring harnesses, fasteners and plug wires not shown. Available Aug. 7. $4611US for single ECU system.

O-200 Installation manual


Bert Caron is doing an SDS EFI installation on an O-200. With some fin mods, he was able to fit the Lycoming style injector bosses into the Continental heads.


Mar. 15/17. We acquired an O-200 for jigging and development purposes. This was used to design and some new CNC'd parts to make the installation easier on these engines which resulted in our new EFI kit shown above.


Working on prototype Hall sensor mount


Machined up some engine mount hardware to mount the engine on the test stand


Prototype Hall sensor mount fabbed up


Coils mounted in old mag position


CHT sensor mount for starting and warmup


Engine mounted up on test stand


Engine with sump, plugs, fuel pump, starter installed and engine stand support arms fabbed. BMW is used for dead weight to keep the assembly from running away.


New CNC'd bits


Coil pack mounted up to left mag position


Injector mounted to induction elbow


Throttle body in place


Hall sensor bracket


Plug wires and throttle linkage installed


Both coil packs installed with plug wires


Fuel block for O-200


Engine all hooked up on test stand


Fuel block


Rear view


Injector detail


First run


750rpm idle

Running video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmGnvOa9RsE

Startup and running to 1800 rpm.https://vimeo.com/221821595

WOT testing to 2400 rpmhttps://vimeo.com/223383470



Les Smoot's J-3 Kitten powered by 84 cubic inch 4A084 GPU engine fitted with EM-4 4D fuel injection system