Loren Warner replied to Norm Neuls's discussion Two AK V-110 Airplanes
"Nice"
Aug 20
Loren Warner replied to Steve Blair's discussion Compression Test on the 130
"Eric, I have an old compression tester kit that has a 12" hose attached which fits different plug threads. Added a 10mm thread attachment, and it works great."
Mar 28
Loren Warner replied to John Heather's discussion Zenith Cruzer/V130 Checklists(my project)
"One battery should always be on. The alternator is for charging the battery(s), not as a primary source of power. If, however, the battery(s) do fail, the alternator should keep the engine running long enough to safely land."
Mar 19
Loren Warner replied to Steve Blair's discussion Compression Test on the 130
"This is how we took compression on our Viking 130 aircraft engine. Necessary tools will also include a reliable automotive compression tester with 10mm thread adapter, spark plug socket w/magnet built-in to lift plug from deep well, and inch/lb…"
Mar 17
Loren Warner replied to John Heather's discussion Zenith Cruzer/V130 Checklists(my project)
"John, perhaps I read it incorrectly, but you might consider keeping both batteries and fuel pumps on during takeoff and landings. Nice looking aircraft."
Dec 21, 2019
Loren Warner replied to Phil Cook's discussion 130 Cooling system capacity
"Been awhile since we added coolant, so I don't remember. Since you're planning to use Prep anyway, you might as well just fill with water, and then drain to measure the capacity."
Dec 10, 2019
Loren Warner left a comment on Recent Activity - Add Comments, Videos and Pictures Below
"Looking good.  I'm sure there's a logical reason, but why didn't you weld on a longer exhaust pipe instead of using the spring attached extension?  Understand the engines just at idle, but do you notice much sound differance after removing the…"
Dec 6, 2019
Loren Warner replied to Philip Shiflett's discussion A Neeewwb Question
"I just noticed your question "Is it a big deal to connect the ECU power to the ignition switch?" The ECU should be powered by the main power bus, not the ignition switch. The ignition switch should only be to start the engine and possibly turn off…"
Nov 18, 2019
Loren Warner replied to Philip Shiflett's discussion A Neeewwb Question
"One of the reasons to avoid having a stand alone ECU switch is to minimize failure points. As soon as the engine stops, you can always turn the battery(s) back on if needed."
Nov 18, 2019
Loren Warner replied to Philip Shiflett's discussion A Neeewwb Question
"To shutdown a Viking 130 quickly, you need to disconnect the battery(s) and alternator. We use toggle switch to open battery circuit, and starter switch to disconnect alternator. Note, some prefer a stand alone alternator switch. With regards to…"
Nov 17, 2019
Loren Warner left a comment on Recent Activity - Add Comments, Videos and Pictures Below
"By way, while our louvers are different than yours, we flew with and without the louvers, and there was no notable temperature differance.  "
Nov 14, 2019
Loren Warner left a comment on Recent Activity - Add Comments, Videos and Pictures Below
"We have done similar to our radiator enclosure, and will confirm next summer how effective it is.  "
Nov 13, 2019
Loren Warner left a comment on Recent Activity - Add Comments, Videos and Pictures Below
"Looks good Ronald.  You might consider closing off the back of the enclosure so all air is forced through the louvers.  In theory, the louvers will cause a low pressure area to pull hot air away from the radiator.  "
Nov 12, 2019
Loren Warner left a comment on Recent Activity - Add Comments, Videos and Pictures Below
"Ok, now I get it.  I didn't realise those were the small header tanks w/integral fuel pumps.  Makes more sense to me now.  Bob Jones has the only 701 in our area, that I can think of, flying around on floats and skis.  "
Oct 4, 2019
Loren Warner left a comment on Recent Activity - Add Comments, Videos and Pictures Below
"Is this a new build, or just replacing the engine?  While it looks as if your fuel system would work fine, I'm surprised you're not installing a Viking header tank with integral fuel pumps."
Oct 3, 2019
Loren Warner left a comment on Recent Activity - Add Comments, Videos and Pictures Below
"Ronald, did you already install the fuel system as shown in the schematic, or asking a question?  "
Oct 2, 2019
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