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Any other Viking 90 / Zenith 701's out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Payne Jun 16. 3 Replies

Looking to compare performance, RPM, and Prop pitches with others.Empty weight = 691 LBSTakeoff Weight  = 963 LBSMax Static RPM = 4800Cruise = 75-80 MPH @ 4300 RPMDuc Flash Prop @ 18 Degress…Continue

What can you do with GRT Sport EX Analog Inputs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Davis Jan 24. 8 Replies

Ive been contiplating upgrading my panel to a GRT Sport EX but am curious about the option for 4 additional Analog inputs.Can I use these to replace my Fuel Gauges?  Can I use them for analog fuel…Continue

Tags: GRT

DUC prop washers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Payne Mar 3. 13 Replies

I have been adjusting the pitch of my DUC prop and have noticed that the bolts are no longer holding their torque and the washers stay flat when loosened.Does anyone know where to order replacement…Continue

Viking 90 Cowl Installed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Eggenfellner Aug 8, 2019. 1 Reply

These pics are from last week's Cowl install process.  It didnt have much extra material, but it fits!I found that I had to push the cowl as far forward as possible for the circumference of the back…Continue

Tags: cowl, 90, Viking

 

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Brad Payne posted a discussion

Any other Viking 90 / Zenith 701's out there?

Looking to compare performance, RPM, and Prop pitches with others.Empty weight = 691 LBSTakeoff Weight  = 963 LBSMax Static RPM = 4800Cruise = 75-80 MPH @ 4300 RPMDuc Flash Prop @ 18 Degress (Measured 25cm in per the DUC manual)See More
May 15
Brad Payne posted a discussion

What can you do with GRT Sport EX Analog Inputs?

Ive been contiplating upgrading my panel to a GRT Sport EX but am curious about the option for 4 additional Analog inputs.Can I use these to replace my Fuel Gauges?  Can I use them for analog fuel pressure senders?  How do you choose what Gauge/Alert/scale goes with the input?  With a resistor in line, Can I use them as an Open Closed indicator/warning?Can I use a fuel flow sensor with the analog inputs?Trying to decide if it's worth the extra $400 for that and the audio alert output.Thanks!See More
Jan 9
Brad Payne posted a discussion

DUC prop washers

I have been adjusting the pitch of my DUC prop and have noticed that the bolts are no longer holding their torque and the washers stay flat when loosened.Does anyone know where to order replacement washers and how many times you can loosen/tighten them before you should replace them?See More
Dec 5, 2019
James A. Decker left a comment for Brad Payne
"Hi Brad, Jim Decker here. I just found your email and yes I would love to have you look her over. this plane has not flown in a long time and I have been working very slow on her to improve on some things. I would like to speak with you. Call my…"
Sep 11, 2019
Brad Payne posted a discussion

Viking 90 Cowl Installed

These pics are from last week's Cowl install process.  It didnt have much extra material, but it fits!I found that I had to push the cowl as far forward as possible for the circumference of the back to be sufficient.  I put the spinner inside the front "Ring" and worked from there.  I also had to trim the metal at the bottom of the fuselage all the way up to the dzus plates.…See More
Aug 1, 2019
Brad Payne posted a discussion

Viking 90 Coolant hose connection

Im having a tough time fitting the coolant hose to the top mounting point on the engine behind the gearbox. (see image attached)  I'm told it will fit, however the tube has a sidewall of .205" and the clearance between the pipe and the back of the gearbox is .158"  as best I can measure. That's .047" SMALLER then the clearance needed BEFORE the thickness of the clamp is added.Despite this, I have managed to soap up the pipe with dish soap and get it most of the way on, but there is no room for…See More
Jul 14, 2019
Brad Payne posted a discussion

Proper Shutdown process for a Viking

I'm working on my POH (I have not run my engine yet) and am working on the proper engine shutdown procedure.Is it better to shut off the Batteries, Fuel Pumps, then Alternator?Is shutting off the fuel pumps first the right way or should the engine be shutdown by cutting power?See More
Jun 14, 2019
Brad Payne posted a discussion

How are you monitoring your Viking?

I just purchased a Viking 90 and will be updating my panel at the same time as the engine installation.What EMS you use or how do you monitor your Viking?  Does the ECU interface with the CANBUS on any of the EMS Systems?  Looking at either the Viking EMS (But then how do I setup HOBBS meter?) or a MGL Xtreme EMS with either connection to Viking CANBUS if possible or a RDAC XF.Any information on how you have setup your EMS is appreciated.  Thanks!BradSee More
May 22, 2019

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STOL CH 701
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Viking
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At 8:36pm on September 11, 2019, James A. Decker said…

Hi Brad, Jim Decker here. I just found your email and yes I would love to have you look her over. this plane has not flown in a long time and I have been working very slow on her to improve on some things. I would like to speak with you. Call my cell at 859-907-5579. I do dodge calls that are not in my contacts to cut down on scams however leave a message and I will put you in my contacts and call you back. If your aviable call me now. I,m retired and usually up late.

At 10:03am on March 2, 2015, Kurt Satter said…

Brad,

Let the games begin!  I picked up my 701 complete kit in Mexico on 19 Jan.  and have been working on it at a rather decent clip.  I built my rudder back in Oct. at a Zenith Workshop and made my order the same day.  I've just completed the horiz. stabilizer and elevator assembly (with electric trim) so the tail-feathers are essentially complete.  I'm currently finishing up the slats for the port wing, but the Weather Gods have finally caught up with me and I'm reduced to doing way-out work on small pieces in my home office.

I've ordered a Viking 110, but there are a few 701's with VW conversions out there. 

Drop a line if I can be of any assistance. 

 
 
 

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