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    • Thanks Jan,

       

      this should clarify the electrical installation

  •  These videos are to reflect on the engine, not the different aircraft.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • I believe the question for Viking would be, is there any reason that a engine run-up is necessary beyond 3,500 rpm prior to takeoff?

     

    • There is not.  However, be sure you reach your normal RPM early in the takeoff roll.  If not, abort.

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  • If you're happy with the stopping power during high speed taxi, then I wouldn't be to concerned with holding power during run-up.  

    With this ECU controlled direct gas injected engine, it's not like you're needing to check the magnetos or anything.  Just confirming the brakes work up through a reasonable rpm, say perhaps 3,500 rpm, and then taxi around a little to warm up the engine, charge the batteries, test fuel pumps and batteries.   If all parameters are normal, confirm ability for full throttle during takoff roll and go.

  • Jan:

    A question about braking and the Viking 130 in a Zenith Cruzer.

    I have someone helping me to first fly and he is concerned about not being able to hold the Zenith Cruzer above 4000 rpm with the installed Matco brakes.

    The plane starts to creep.

    I assume with the torque generated with the 130,  and that is what is expected?

    Terry Hall

     

    Any help or reassurance?

    Terry Hall

     

     

     

    • Nothing against the brakes but it is true.  As sold, they do not work well.  You need the intensifier kits, duel calipers and a good look at the positioning of your foot to the pedal. Matco also blame Zenith for not having enough leverage built into the pedal travel?

      Not exactly sure if there is anyone to blame :)  But they are not very firm.  Obviously, the problem is worse with close to 600 lb of thrust.  

    • Same for me - starts to creep at 3800rpm.  I think, this is to be expected.  I also have Matco's master cylinder intensifier kits installed, see here http://www.matcomfg.com/MASTERCYLINDERINTENSIFIERKIT-idv-3282-46.html

       

      MASTER CYLINDER INTENSIFIER KIT
      Increases pressure by 60% for same applied force. Kit includes sleeve, piston, seals, and installation drawing. Works for all MC-5 series master cyli…
  • Mike Wilson - Extraordinary Zenith builder and Viking Engine installer / Pilot

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mike has a CH-701, the CH-750 STOL, the CH-750 Cruzer and now building a CH-650.
    They are ALL Viking powered

     

     

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1. There is a wire shown that goes from the positive buss to terminal #30 on the starter relay. It shows a 20A circuit breaker (I did not see this CB in the video)..Correct? What AWG wire should I use (14 AWG)?
- The 20 A fuse is nice to have 
- Yes, 14 or16 AWG is heavy enough
2. There is a wire shown that goes from the positive buss to the B(Bat) terminal on the ignition switch. What AWG wire should I use (18 AWG)?
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