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"Closing in on 400 hr.  Les Goldner has flown his Viking powered 701 more than most.  During this recent gearbox check, the parts looked brand new.  Congratulations to superb maintenance of the aircraft.  

The Viking gearbox has world class gears, seals and bearings."
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Viking Aircraft Engines replied to Charlie Rosenzweig's discussion Super Cruzer mods
"No time. But it was a fun project.
Next steps for this airplane are:
-Heavier duty windshield
-130 engine back in
-inflight adjustable hydraulic propeller
-finally get it painted"
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Viking Aircraft Engines left a comment for Dr. Terry Hall
"The individual tanks are 0.6 gal each
The pumps are all the same in all tanks"
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Charlie Rosenzweig posted a discussion
Jan,Do you have or have you considered creating a separate section where people can learn about the modifications you did on the super Cruzer?  Like lowering the HS, keeping the full height ribs to the skylight, and moving the flaperons up directly behind the trailing edge of the wing?Charlie
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walt tachiki left a comment for Dr. Terry Hall
"I bought the two individual tanks but it was advertised as the pumps using .6 amps each. Are these the same pumps as the ones in the 2.5 gallon tank using 1.6 amps?"
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  • Closing in on 400 hr.  Les Goldner has flown his Viking powered 701 more than most.  During this recent gearbox check, the parts looked brand new.  Congratulations to superb maintenance of the aircraft.  

    The Viking gearbox has world class gears, seals and bearings.

  • Between 2 and 300 Viking Steel Bungee systems now in the field.

    A CH-601pilot is about to realize the big difference this will make to the controls of his aircraft.

    "I'm going to put this in the category of "things that just shouldn't happen with the flight controls of an aircraft".

    Flying home today, in light turbulence"I was very surprised when something felt very wrong with the control of the aircraft. To have this happen when I was already dealing with some bumpy conditions was more than a little disconcerting.

    At first I had no idea what was wrong - I just knew something was. Then something I read about the nose wheel sticking in the v block came back to me, so I kicked the rudder pedals and things returned to normal.

    In retrospect, I think I have had this happen a few times in the 80 hours I have flown in my 601, but didn't realize what it was.

    Yes, my strut and block are heavily greased but that didn't keep this from happening.

    Today's experience has convinced me of the benefits, actually the necessity, of a steel bungee. It is now on the top of my list of mods.

    This issue, combined with the overall stiffness of the rudder, really has motivated me to make the change."
  • Today I ran my Viking 110 for the first time with the new high performance Viking exhaust system.
    i am pleased how nice the engine sounds and how smoothly the engine runs.
    I noticed the engine idles much smoother than before.
    I'm about two weeks away from flying my Viking Waiex. I'm very confident this will be a fun, sporty aircraft.
    See you at Oshkosh!
    Don Bowen
    Viking Waiex N49YX
  • Reference material :

    • KitPlane article on the S-7 HERE
    • Factory  performance HERE

    It is now official.  The Viking 130, Ran's S-7 Courier aircraft perform better with a $10,000 Honda based Viking engine than with a Rotax engine.  

    Searching the internet, most S-7 pilots are happy with 90-95mph speeds and 1000- 12,000 fpm climb.  This is in line with the actual speeds found during a Kitplane Magazine flight review of this nice aircraft.  

    This Video show a 1200 fpm climb to 3000 feet using only 4,800 rpm with the Viking 130 

    VIKING S-7 CLIMB TO 3000 FEET VIDEO

    The Viking 130 S-7 can cruise at over 120 mph like nothing and has no trouble reaching Vne of 130 mph

    Viking 130 for this Ran's S-7 aircraft

    Viking 130 Powered Ran's S-7 with tundra tires - shown exactly as tested

    4 Way speed runs 

    120 mph going south

    130 mph going west

    122 mph going north

    116 mph going east

    The calculated speed over the ground is 122 mph if flying a 4 way GPS course,  

    The indicated speed is the same, see the video here

  • Best to eat the birthday cake on the fly when you reach 50 and have so much more to do

  • Bottom of dual pump header tank

    Top of 2.5 gal, dual pump + sender unit header tank

    • This is what we will want.  Any suggestions on what's needed for mounting in Zenith 750?

    • Its like you read my mind. The new header tank looks great!!! Thanks for taking the time to develop this. Looking forward to any other updates you might have related to this tank.

  • Use this info if you need to get the panal done prior to receiving your Viking View instrument

  • Shirts and hats leaving for Viking quiz winners

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Jan and all of Viking,
I simply can not resist a smile every time I start up the 110! I am always impressed with the start up, smoothness, sound and feel! Can't say enough about it! If there is ever anyone out my way (Denver) that wants to take a look let me know! Anyone out there considering a Viking, stop thinking and jump right in!!

Randy

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