Home

SEARCH FOR ANYTHING ON THIS FORUM

Add Your Comments, Videos, Pictures and Links to the Window Below

You need to be a member of Viking Aircraft Engine Forum to add comments!

Join Viking Aircraft Engine Forum

Comments

  • Jan:

     I am closing my two Earthx batteries behind panel. I have two access panels with nut plates which can be removed to access wiring and batteries behind panel if necessary. But if I just want to charge the two batteries, I can just connect to the battery contractors which are mounted on engine side of firewall?  Any other suggestions? Do I want an access door to batteries inside windshield area?  I can send a picture of my setup if this is confusing.

    Terry Hall

     

  •  

    HERE IT IS:

     

    REAL LIFE FUEL USAGE

     

     FES (Festus) and the total distance to X50 (Massey Ranch)  was 840 statue miles.  Stopwatch has been started to document actual flight time.
    Viking View showing typical numbers.  (Fuel PSI is 44, not 144) 
    Indicted airspeed was between 125 and 130 mph the entire flight
    100 miles into the flight.  
    Perfect day for an accurate performance estimate.  Some headwind, some x-wind and a little tail wind at the end.  All below 5 kts 
    First and only fuel stop was at West Georgia Regional airport.
    Total flight time 3.5 hrs.  (7:30 am to 11 am)
    West Georgia fueling
    24 gallons in 3.5 hr equal 6.85 gallons / hr, producing 105 hp and 80 % power.  Distance covered = 405 miles for an average speed of 115 mph (Including climb and headwind for this portion of the flight)
    Not a lot of money to travel half way home
     
     
     
     
    Leaving West Georgia Regional
     
     
    Leaving at 11:30 after exactly 30 minutes on the ground.  Another 405 miles to cover.  Tanks are full again and climbing out at 90 mph
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Making good speed 
     
    Total flight time second leg from West Georgia to Massey Ranch is 3 hours fifteen minutes, using 20 gallons of fuel (6.2 GPH) with an average speed of 125 mph.  
     
    Not a bad flight.  Left at 7:30 am and landed at 3:45, loosing one hour to time change and another half hour for refueling.  Total flight time 6 hr 45 minutes, using 44 gallons / $150 of fuel.  
  • Alissa is the latest member of the Viking team here in Edgewater FL.  You can meet her and Samantha at this years Sun N Fun show in Lakeland.  

     

     

    Viking 130 powered Rans S7 back for yearly condition inspection

     

    Owner flew 100 hours last year

     

     

    Adding updated and powder coated parts during the condition inspection

     

  • The new seats are beautiful, but how about a do-over using your Viking Aircraft Engines emblem.  Are you able to display your aircraft at the Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering prior to the Valdez STOL competition?   We look forward to seeing it.

    • We would like to display there and it is in the works.  However, we are not used to such a difficult process of getting a space to display an aircraft?  Hopefully something will happen.  

  • Seats look really nice ....

    • The seats look great would like some for a highlander

  • That “candy apple red and flat black” should contrast nicely on the glacier. ....

This reply was deleted.

Viking Search - Click Magnifier

ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR THE DISCUSSION OF THE VIKING AIRCRAFT ENGINE

Latest Viking Videos

Viking 130 In A Powered parachute
Viking 174 turbo for CH-801
Viking KitFox flying with 110 engine
Viking 170 Honda derived aircraft engine run
Ueli flying his Cherry Aircraft to Viking Aircraft
Propeller for Viking Engines
Honda Fit Viking Based aircraft Engine In S-19
Honda Civic and Accord 1.5L GTI Turbo Viking 170

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.

Activity

Scott Smith left a comment for Viking Aircraft Engines
"Hi Jan,
     As you know, I just received my 130 engine and she is a beauty. I also purchased the custom FWF kit to go with it and everything was packaged professionally and securely. Even the delivery guy commented on how well packaged the engine c…"
2 hours ago
Scott Smith left a comment for Patrick Hoyt
"Hi Patrick,
    I just got my V-130!
Now 1st things 1st, since I don’t have an airplane to attach it to yet (working on horizontal stabilizer with fuselage next) I need to mount to a stand. Do you have any info on the best way to hoist and mount thi…"
2 hours ago
Dr. Terry Hall left a comment on Add Your Comments, Videos, Pictures and Links to the Window Below
"Jan:
 I am closing my two Earthx batteries behind panel. I have two access panels with nut plates which can be removed to access wiring and batteries behind panel if necessary. But if I just want to charge the two batteries, I can just connect to th…"
6 hours ago
Viking Aircraft Engines left a comment on Add Your Comments, Videos, Pictures and Links to the Window Below
"Not in place yet but getting close"
7 hours ago
Viking Aircraft Engines left a comment on Add Your Comments, Videos, Pictures and Links to the Window Below
"Scott just recieved his Viking Engine
 "
7 hours ago
Viking Aircraft Engines left a comment on Add Your Comments, Videos, Pictures and Links to the Window Below






HERE IT IS:
 
REAL LIFE FUEL USAGE
 

 FES (Festus) and the total distance to X50 (Massey Ranch)  was 840 statue miles.  Stopwatch has been started to document actual flight time.



Viking View showing typical numbers.  (Fuel PSI is 44, not…"
7 hours ago
Daniel Poe left a comment on Add Your Comments, Videos, Pictures and Links to the Window Below
"The seats look great would like some for a highlander"
8 hours ago
JIMBOB is now a member of Viking Aircraft Engine Forum
yesterday
More…