"Just to clarify, what you call the canister/bottle, is this the new round aluminum canister Viking has been providing, or does it include the plastic reservoir we currently have for filling and venting the gearbox?"
"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?
"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.…"
"There are a lot of photo's in the builders log "Sam In Alaska" found in the Installation Section of this forum showing mods to the cooling system."
"Not sure how your wing tanks are plumbed to the mini header tank, but it may just vent through the wing tanks fine without the need for separate vent lines."
"My understanding is that he turned around near the Canadian border because of higher than expected gear box temperatures. Just as well he turned around as the weather further north was turning nasty. "
"Charles, the temperate prob can go on either side of the gearbox. It will really depend on which side your vent line will be routed. "