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Van's RV-7 and Viking 180 HP

Has anyone put a Viking engine on a Van's RV-7 model?  Interested in the outcome, performance and obstacles.  Traditionally they only use Lycoming type engines.  Very curious about a Van's/Viking combo.  Please weigh in here if you can.

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  • I have a viking HD gearbox which I like very much on a 1.8L honda engine running on a test stand that is about to migrate over to my RV6a. I have an extensive thread on VAF in the Alternative Engines section. Charlie
  • Are there any responses at all to this question?
  • My guess is no, the 180 hp turbo has only been available since 2017. I bought one of the first ones to install on my Zenith 801. Like me, you will need to design / improvise / fabricate engine mounts, cowling, ducting. That in itself isn't entirely a bad thing, that is the intent of experimental aircraft.
    • Close but not 100% correct. The firewall forward setup of the Zenith SD has flown for one 1.5 years in a Cruzer and now successfully for 6 months in a CH-750 SD. For any popular kit aircraft, like an RV-6 or 7, a firewall package is easy to manufacture. The Vans RV-9 is perfect for the Viking 130
  • Hi Steve. I now have about 80 hours of flight with my RV-9A. See my report on my RV-9A here: https://vikingaircraftengines.ning.com/forums/viking-110-rv-9a-phas...
    Viking 110 RV-9A Phase 1 completed: 47 hrs
    This is a Viking 110 RV-9A  with Phase 1 completed. First flight was little more than a year ago: Feb. 4, 2016. Charts show max TAS of 146 mph so far…
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Hello,  We are currently working on the wiring of our viking 130 and I have a couple questions over what I believe are some recent changes from the original electrical schematic.  The first is whether to put the alternator on its own seperate switch…
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"Thanks Alissa, I'm currently at 18 degrees of pitch on the prop.  I'm going to adjust to 20 to try to get closer to 5200 static RPM.  I know there is more thrust in that engine and prop but I sure am happy with the initial number.  And by the way, t…"
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"The thrust might actually go up by lowering the RPM to 5450 if you want to give that a try. Super video and keep us updated!"
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"545lbs of thrust with a Viking 130 and a 68” whirlwind spinning at 5700 rpm.  I obviously have to adjust for a bigger bite but man that engine just sings.  That’s a lot of thrust for a 770lb Savannah S.  We did do a weight and balance today and with…"
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