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Installation Series - Sensor Locations
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The Importance of Wiring and Trusting Your Crimps
VIP or Viking In-Flight Propeller System
The Founder of Viking, Jan Eggenfellner (where the passion and love for aviation started)
Viking In-Flight Propeller System Presentation
Variable Pitch Propeller Cycling Testing

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.

NEW! Every Viking Customer has their own page on our website to showcase their aircraft which will also coincide with the map. If you want your aircraft displayed, please send me in some pictures at Alissa@Vikingaircraftengines.com

 

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    Blast cooled housing for Dual Earth-X batteries on the engine side of the firewall.

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    Installation of the dual check valves and Viking 110 fuel pressure regulator on the Zenith Zodiac 650B firewall - Before installation of fuel injection hose and fire sleeve.

     

  • Installing firewall pass throughs in my Zenith Zodiac for my Viking 110. I got some good ideas from RV builders and TIG welded these using 4130. The two piece split one covers the rectangular slot for the ECM connector. Larry Zepp, Zenith Zodiac N22LZ, Fort Wayne, IN

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  • [Paul Gabehart, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, sent us this "builder report" on the day he received his FAA airworthiness certificate, which was just 7 months, 3 weeks from the date he picked up the kit at the factory and attended the hands-on Zenith rudder workshop class. He modestly says "I really did not intend on building in what I understand is a short time. I found building was like drinking a milkshake: Taking your time can be a challenge when it tastes so so good."]

     

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    The Wheels On My Plane Go Up and Down
    by Paul Gabegart

     

    If ever a person lives and dies without achieving their dreams, the fault is squarely on that person alone. Like many other children, I dreamt of flying, but I also dreamt of building an airplane to fly. At about age 4 I transferred my bicycle training wheels to a wooden airplane I fashioned out of scrap lumber and painted it with old paint that was in the garage. Through the years I built a number of model airplanes and pondered my dream of flying. Girls, cars and work took hold of my thoughts for many years, with work ruling eventually in my need to be successful in life.

    With hard work and dedication I became successful, but with that all in the books I still had that drive to fly and ambition to build. A family member, Larry Burton, watered that seed a few years back by introducing me to powered parachutes. However, I was not willing to settle with just the flying part of my dream without the building of an airplane.

     

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    [Above, Paul gets started at the hands-on Zenith factory workshop]

     

    My first contact with Zenith was the sweet voice of Joyce Fort. Joyce was very informative and so so nice that I knew when I got off the phone with her that Zenith was my airplane. Zenith further impressed me in the workshop with the country friendliness I so love and knowledge of building aircraft all around me.

     

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    [Above, Paul waves proudly with his completed rudder assembly next to the STOL CH 750 Super Duty at the December 2019 hands-on factory workshop]

     

    The people I shared the workshop with were from all over, with backgrounds of every kind. Even if I had not brought a kit home with me it would have still been a life changing event, but I did bring home that kit. I started on it and could not stop. Anytime I ran into difficulty, Roger Dubbert was there to set my course and I popped another 100, 200, 500 rivets. The kit was so well engineered I had few issues for sure.

     

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    [Above, Paul (at center) studies the photo assembly guides as he assembles the STOL CH 750 rudder kit at the Zenith factory workshop]

     

    I figured that keeping it as simple as I could would help me achieve my goals, and it did. I did not try to build a fancy dash with autopilot and expensive navigation. I did not try to outdo any plane I had seen or be the best builder that lived. The only person that needed to be happy with the end product was myself.

     

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    The engine was one of the ways I simplified the process. After what ended up being a short investigation process it was obvious what engine was right for me. Viking and their Honda auto conversation was a no brainer, being my first car was a 1976 Honda Civic which was impossible to kill. The cost was less and the install seemed to be much more along my skill set. I found out in time that Jan Eggenfellner and Alissa Daniel were incredible at their job of supplying, supporting and generally guiding builders through the harder part of building a plane. Whenever I would feel as though I were asking a question I should know the answer to, Alissa would say “No worries” then get me the info or part I needed.

     

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    Today, I spent time with Jim Auman, a DAR from Tennessee, who expertly walked me through the confusing airworthiness process in record time. He was most impressive in his knowledge of aircraft and FAA rules and procedures. After several hours his job was done, and yes, I now have an airworthy airplane that I built. She is beautiful; she is what I dreamed of, what I hoped for; she is my airplane.

     

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    Now, thanks to so many wonderful people and a lot of hard work I have completed a childhood dream in full color. By the time you read this, the wheels on my beautiful Zenith 750 STOL, powered by a Viking 130 and painted red and white, will have had its wheels go up and down many times. May you find and achieve all your dreams. If it’s airplanes we are buddies for sure.

     

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    Paul Gabehart, Campbellsville, Kentucky

     

    [ Paul tells us he plans to fly his completed aircraft to the 29th annual Zenith Homecoming and Open Hangar Days on September 18 & 19, 2020, at the Zenith Aircraft factory. ]

     

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    Like many other successful Zenith Aircraft kit builders, Paul got started on his STOL CH 750 at the hands-on Zenith workshop. Check out the additional photos from the December 2019 workshop where Paul built the rudder tail section of his CH 750 at the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri.

     

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    [Above, Paul (at center) studies the photo assembly guides as he assembles the STOL CH 750 rudder kit at the Zenith factory workshop]

  • Thanks Bob. I cant figure out how to reply! lol  I wasnt sure if i needed to disconnect the ecu or anything else. Just wondering what the average cylinder pressure should look like??  Also, my Viking View rpm indication is very erratic above 4400. I replaced the crank sensor with no change. Anyone ever seen this issue?  Cam sensor?  Viking view itself??  Just started for no apparent reason.

     

  • I just pull all the plugs on my 110 when doing the compression test.  The coils are all removed before pulling the plugs.

  • Not sure where to ask questions on this site.....maybe this is it. I need some help on the compression test for the 110. I need to know what needs to be disconnected to prevent any type of ignition damage....cant find any info.  Disconnect harness from each coil?? Thanks.

     

  • Thanks for all the responses to my question. I am happy to hear that I will not need to modify my oil tank since I am getting very close to finally getting the engine cranked up for the first time. The last thing I need is any more delays at this point. As it is, I am a bit embarassed to have taken so long to finish up my 701.. 

  • Robert Eli and Fred Westbrook.  I have the same oil tank on my 110, sent pictures to Jan and his feeback was that I didn't have the welded tank so mine didn't need to be modified.

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