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VIKING INSTALLATION INFO

 

 

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE MANUAL FOR THE VIKING 110

 

Below is the installation for the Viking 130

 

HERE ARE LINKS TO BUILDER LOGS FOR 130 ENGINE

 

 

 

This area of the forum will be specifically for the installation of the Viking 130 GDI engine.

 

  • Get your Installation DVD from Homebuilt Help Here
  • Wire the aircraft in accordance with diagrams
  • See related videos

VIDEO 1 - Viking 130 installation

 
VIDEO 2 - Viking 130 installation

 

 

You will need to wire the TAC this way in order for your instrument to read the 1 pulse / rev from the ECU

 

ECU and engine wire colors

 

 

 

WARNING FOR GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTED ENGINES

BE SURE TO ONLY WORK ON THE FUEL SYSTEM BETWEEN THE AIRPLANE AND INLET TO THE ENGINE DRIVEN PUMP.  NEVER WORK ON THE HIGH PRESSURE SIDE OF THE PUMP.  RAIL PRESSURE IN THE STAINLESS STEEL LINE AND INJECTORS ARE OVER 2,200 LBS.  DO NOT TRY TO BLEED FUEL FROM THIS SIDE, ETC.  NEVER CRACK OPEN THE NUTS SECURING THE PRESSURE LINE.  LEAKS MIGHT DEVELOP AND HIGH PRESSURE FUEL COULD HURT YOU.

 

Viking Fuel System breakthrough 

 

Viking has now taken the time to correct this and are producing a dual in-tank experimental aircraft fuel system.

The benefits of the in-tank fuel pump system are:

  • Provides some backup Fuel
  • Most fittings are inside the tank, small leaks don't matter. 
  • Return fuel is handled inside the tank and never leave the tank
  • Inlet filters are lifetime and inside the tank
  • Check valve to maintain rail pressure is inside the tank
  • Dual pumps are available 
  • No chance of vapor lock
  • Steady fuel delivery without air in the lines
  • Smaller / lighter pumps drawing less amperage.
  • Easy maintenance -remove pump easily

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vikings latest mini fuel sump.  This is for those just looking for the benefits of a dual submerged pump system without any additional fuel reserve.  This is the bottom.
 
Top of above tank.  This tank will fit easy at the center front of any low-winged aircraft.  Usually between the rudder cables.  This is the top.  The tank has mounting holes all around and is CNC machined from billet aluminum.  All "return" fuel is handled inside the tank.
 
Hoses or aluminum lines can be used.  All ports are 1/8 NPT.   Each pump only draw 1.6A and provide 1.5 bar / 44 psi of pressure.  
  • What type of electrical fitting is used? Does it add to the total height of the unit?

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    Here is the connector.  It does not stick down below the pump

  • The writeup says all "Return" fuel is handled inside the tank.  If that's true, what are the 6 ports used for?  Can you show a sketch of how this is hooked up? What are the overall dimensions? How does the sound level compare to the old pumps?

    I presently have two fuel pumps mounted between the seats of my CH650B, but I like the looks of this mini fuel sump better.

  • No sound at all.  Only 1.6A draw compared to 6A of earlier pumps.

    • You need a feed line from each tank.
    • You need at least one vent line to either tank, or one to each tank. 
    • The two pump outlet go together to the engine
    • 6x7x4"
  • What is total weight of assembly with pumps?

  • I just had Samantha update my engine order to include the mini sump for my 650. Thinking of putting it firewall forward somewhere and venting the sump with a check valve. I will be using the Belite pressure sensors for tank fuel levels which has proven problematic in the 601 series. Would appreciate any thoughts on alternate locations of the sensors. This sump will eliminate the fuel selector valve and all but one fuel flow transducer. I think you will also need a shut off valve somewhere between each tank and sump for service.  would you need to install checks on the inlet side to the sump from each tank or just let the fuel level between the tanks seek it's own level?  it is unlikely that the fuel draw from each tank would be equal.

  • Hi Glen.  Lets review all above 

    First, lets describe a system identical to what it was designed to be:

    • The sump tank mounted in the location of the original selector valve, as low as possible, on the floor
    • One fuel line from the left tank and one from the right, to the bottom two inlets.  Hose or hard line.
    • One vent line to one wing tank (top fitting)
    • Alternatively, one vent line to each tank
    • One fuel hose through the firewall from each pump
    • A fuel manifold mounted to the firewall with 5 x 1/8 NPT inlets

     

    FUEL MANIFOLD

    • One inlet from pump 1 through one way check-valve
    • One inlet from pump 2 through one way check-valve
    • One fuel pressure transducer
    • One outlet to high pressure filter then engine

     

    ALTERNATIVES / CONSIDERATIONS

    Alternatives are not recommended unless you are a test pilot but listed to give more information

    • A couple of in-line fuel valves could be installed if left / right fuel management is desired.  The Cessna 150 does not have any.  
    • An opening can be made in the floor for the pump bodies to stick out below the center of the aircraft and the hoses running below the floor if "fuel in the cabin " is a consideration.  Or just mount inside and turn off the leaky pump if there ever is such an issue.  
    • Never mount the tank in the engine compartment.  The tank should be at the lowest point of the aircraft and rely on gravity feed for fuel.  Also, the tank is made from aluminum and would boil the fuel in the hot engine compartment
    • Any vent should be unobstructed and not contain any check valves, etc.  The vent has to have the same,  or lower pressure than that of the fuel tanks to allow proper fuel flow into the tank.   If the vent is not going into the fuel tank, extreme care must be made such that ram pressure or siphoning is not taking place.  Ram pressure to the vent would prevent gravity flow and the opposite (Suction) could siphon the fuel from the airplane.  Hence the safest venting is in the fuel tank

HERE IS A WRITE-UP COMPARING FUEL SYSTEMS USED BY DIFFERENT ENGINES

 

ENGINE MONITOR INSTALLATION

SEE INSTRUCTIONS HERE

ALSO:

VIKING PARAMETERS FOR YOUR VIKING 130 INSTRUMENTATION

Max Flow ? GPH - 12
Min Flow ? GPH - 0
Max OilP ? PSI - 100
Min OilP ? PSI - 17
Min Crz_OilP ? PSI (this limit is active only when RPM is above Min Lim-RPM) - 30
Min Lim-RPM ? RPM - 4000
Max OilT  ºF (gearbox) - 220
Min OilT ? ºF (gearbox) - 0
Max RPM ? RPM - 6000
Max FuelP ? PSI - 50
Min FuelP ? PSI - 35
Max H2O  ºF - 220
Min H2O ? ºF - 0
Max Amp ? Amp - 40
Min Amp ? Amp - 0

 

 

Viking RV-12 Installation pictures and video
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VIDEO 1 - Viking 130 installation
 
VIDEO 2 - Viking 130 installation
 
 
 
 
 

Many pusher configured aircraft use a 2" square aluminum tube as the backbone for the center wing and engine attachments.  

Viking now has standard 2" square tube top mount available for 130 engine.  Use on 1/4" thick SeaRey root tube.  Just drill 4 x 3/8 holes and bolt engine into place.  Replace entire tube with 1/4" wall thickness rather than the stock sleeved tube to handle the additional thrust of the engine.  

4 x AN-6 bolts attach the engine to the air-frame

 

Rear mount bolt directly to engine casting using sleeves to reduce holes to 3/8 and 3 spacer washers to clear the starter ring-gear

 

Rear mount ready to bolt to the aircraft.  (Gearbox not installed)

 

Front adapter fasten to original engine mounting rubbers

 

 

 

THE POWERFUL VIKING SEAREY ON VIDEO

 
 
 

 

RADIATOR ENCLOSURE PICTURES - SEE VIDEOS FOR MORE INFO - PICTURES COURTESY  "HOMEBUILTHELP"

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

HEATER INSTALLATION FITTINGS NEEDED FOR 130

 

VIKING VIEW INSTALLATION

See HERE and Video below

 

 

HERE ARE SOME EARLIER VIKING INSTALLATION VIDEOS.  THESE ARE ALSO FOR THE 110 ENGINE.  NOT ALL PROCEDURES ARE THE SAME BUT EVERYTHING IS EDUCATIONAL

 
Is there any Viking Installation info available?
 
Viking being a medium sized company, should  I worry that maybe there is little info available in regards to the installation procedures of the engines?  
 
Panel Video
 
Switches Video
 
Starter Video
 
Throttle Video
 
Cooling Video
 
Fuel Video
 
First start Video
 
Purging fuel video
 
Complete install video
 
RV-12 viking install 1
 
RV-12 install 2
 
Cowling Video
 
Viking Homebuilt Help VIDEO
 
110 valve adjust video
 
Primary wiring video
 
Primary wiring 2
 
Fuel pump video
 
More on Fuel
 
General install info video
 
First start video
 
Grounding that engine
 
Installing that engine video
 
Mounting the 110 to a Sonex
 
Learning about the throttle cable install
 
Sonex Viking install
 
 
 
 
Viking View Install
 
Bleeding the air from cooling system
 
NACA fresh air inlet
 
130 radiator installation
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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