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  • Hello all. Interested in a zenith Ch 750 SD. Can’t seem to find any details on Jan’s trip to Alaska. Is the trip discussed here? Thanks. Branson.

    • My understanding is that he turned around near the Canadian border because of higher than expected gear box temperatures.  Just as well he turned around as the weather further north was turning nasty. 

    • It was a combination of expected bad weather ahead and wanting to improve gearbox cooling. A lot has happened since then - and are now taking the flight with the Superduty to Oshkosh next week - Hope to see everyone there!

  • PERFORMANCE OF THE LYCOMING 235 IN LOW WINGED ZENITH AIRCRAFT

    GARY WELCH
    "I have an O-235-C1, one of the earlier O-235 versions.
    Normal cruise is about 90 knots (104mph) at 2550 rpm. Fuel consumption is around 6.5 gph.

    GIL DeVault
    "I have the L2C 0-235"
    "I have used 2400 rpm to do my testing and I indicate about 120 MPH"
    "I'm burning around 7.5 GPH with out any leaning."

     

    PERFORMANCE OF THE VIKING 130 IN LOW WINGED ZENITH AIRCRAFT

    DICK JONES
    "5.4 gallons per hour. True airspeed 135 mph."
    Dick Jones
    N624RJ

    PATRICK HOYT
    "Test flew with a new passenger cabin vent. Wonderful. Air was calm, so I opened it up a bit. 155mph..."

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  • 18MO - C17 - 18MO
    On 6 July 2018 was able to fly my CH-601 to Marion, Iowa (C17) and back. Got to visit with my younger brother and wife. It was as always a special visit. I’m so lucky to be able do this on a day when his health is good. That is why I enjoy my CH-601 equipped with the Viking 130 engine.
    My original engine failed me twice on trying to make this journey.
    Have about 91 hours on the Viking 130 turning a Whirlwind prop. This reliable configuration gives a warm fuzzy feeling every time I fly. 
    Here is some of the numbers on the 2 flight.
    Rpm 5100, engine oil pressure, fuel pressure, gear oil temperature and coolant temperature all in the green with outside temperature 75-82 at 5,500 feet. Average ground speed 121 mph burning 5.4 gallons per hour. True airspeed 135 mph.
    Return trip same except ground speed 133 mph.
    Dynon autopilot worked Grrrrr8
    The numbers are not fantastic - but the completed flights were.
     
    Dick Jones
    N624RJ
  • Jan,

    After 6 hrs. flying time on my 130 I noticed a black, sooty discharge from the muffler. Is this normal?

    Glenn Davis

    5362P

    • No, it is not normal.  Call Viking so we can help you resolve whatever is going on.

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VIKING 130 OR CONTINENTAL 0-200

When you install an O-200 engine, or a Viking 130 aircraft engine, the weight of the aircraft will be about the same.

HOWEVER

  • You will have 30 more HP and close to 100% more static thrust.  
  • You will have a 2018 model Honda, usually built in America - not a 1945 design now sold to China
  • You will have 5,000 Honda dealerships from where you can get parts.  
  • You will have DIRECT, into the cylinders, fuel injection.  No carburetor anywhere
  • You will pay much less for much more.

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"Hello all. Interested in a zenith Ch 750 SD. Can’t seem to find any details on Jan’s trip to Alaska. Is the trip discussed here? Thanks. Branson."
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"PERFORMANCE OF THE LYCOMING 235 IN LOW WINGED ZENITH AIRCRAFT
GARY WELCH "I have an O-235-C1, one of the earlier O-235 versions. Normal cruise is about 90 knots (104mph) at 2550 rpm. Fuel consumption is around 6.5 gph.
GIL DeVault "I have the L2C 0-…"
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