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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)?

    - Yes

    3. There is a wire shown that goes from the I(IGN) terminal on the ignition switch to the alternator. Is this the yellow/black strip wire from the wire harness bundle as stated in the Video or is this another wire?

    - It is the same wire.  This is where you also have the option to add a separate switch for the alternator, and onbly use the key to crank the engine.  

    4. There is a wire shown that goes from the S (center terminal?) on the ignition switch to terminal 86 on the starter relay. What AWG wire should I use (18 AWG)?

    - 18 AWG is perfect

    5. There is a label "5A breaker" just below the 18AWG wire that goes from the I(IGN) terminal on the ignition switch to the alternator. What is this breaker in reference to? I don't see an accompanying CB symbol shown on the diagram.

    - I don't use a fuse / breaker here but some would like to see everything fused.

    6. There is a 8 AWG wire shown that goes from the output side of the 60A fuse to the Alternator (this is the only 8 AWG wire used) . Would it be OK to use 6 AWG wire since I have the wire and terminal rings or should I use the 8 AWG and get more wire and terminal rings?

    - You can use the 6 AWG

    7. There is a wire that goes from the input side of the 60A fuse to the starter. What AWG wire should I use (14 AWG)? Also, how is the wire protected if the starter pulls too much current since there is not any fuse/CB in this wire?

    - The wire you mention is the 6 AWG wire from the batteries.  It has to go all the way to the starter.  The styarter can draw up to 200A during cranking and is typically not fused.  

    8. According to the diagram, a 14 AWG wire going from terminal #87 on the starter relay to the starter. According to the video, the wire marked "starter relay" from the wiring harness bundle is connected to terminal 87. I assume therefore that there is another wire already in the wiring harness that goes to the starter. Is this correct?

    - Yes, you should find a wire labelled starter, to use for this

    9. According to the diagram, a 18 AWG wire going from the I(IGN) terminal on the ignition switch to the alternator. According to the video, the yellow/black strip wire from the wire harness bundle connects to the I(IGN) terminal. I assume therefore that there is another wire already in the wiring harness that goes to the alternator that "turns alternator on/off" when the key switch is activated. Is this correct?

    - The Yellow / black wire is used for this.  Some of these wires are already in the wire loom.  You don't need additional wires for those that already exist.  

    • 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.  

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