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Video of first engine start - Viking 130

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven M Bray Mar 18, 2018. 4 Replies

Hi All, if interested, here's a Youtube I've uploaded. The description:Video of first engine start of a Viking 130 Aircraft Engine fitted to a Zenith 750 Cruzer, homebuilt experimental light…Continue

Tags: start, engine, first, 130, Viking

Horizontal Stabilizer Mandatory Inspection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Scriver Feb 6, 2017. 19 Replies

A Horizontal Stabilizer - Mandatory Inspection has been added (Jan 17) to Zenith Company website; Builder Resources, applicable to all models.  Will study, pertinent to my project.  Thought others,…Continue

Tags: Inspection, Mandatory, Stabilzer, Horizontal

 

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Practice in Ground Effect+Scenic Flight

Zenith Cruzer/Viking 130 in test phase - circuits without touchdown, throttle and pitch practice in ground effect, at low speed. Followed by scenic flight ov...
May 26
John Heather posted a blog post

Cruzer-full flap landing practice & scenic flight

https://youtu.be/7iKZIRBEhdcCruzer circuit practice with full flap landings, plus coastal scenery flight; Fleureiu Peninsula, South Australia, at 8x speed, no music - 8 min/fast video. Last landing with half flaps and side slipped. Camera beneath the plane. For fellow Builders - keep going - a very forgiving plane, not fast.See More
May 19
John Heather posted a blog post

Scenic Australian views from a new Cruzer

Hi All,  9 min YouTube - new kitbuilt 750 Cruzer with a Viking engine.Scenic lap of Hindmarsh Island, South Australia - best on a big screen. At 6 minutes you can jump fwd to the end, for the landing, if you wish.  All clips sped up 200%, audio down to 20%, no music.  https://youtu.be/5VxnjwvlIMsNow at 16 hours, all systems good, lots of power, leaps off the ground.  Latest is various Flaps and side slip landings.  Early…See More
May 9
Peter Doré left a comment for John Heather
"Hi John, thanks for the P.O.H. offer but a pilot in Aust has a copy of the exact one he can email me. I'm really impressed with the dash and finish of your aircraft - well done. Thanks and regards, Pete Doré."
Apr 17
John Heather posted photos
Mar 26
Brad Rawls left a comment for John Heather
"John - Thank you so much for the of letting me have those fuel pumps for my Viking 110. I will be glad to pay the shipping and anything else that is required.  If you can give me an idea of what shipping should should be, I'll be glad to…"
Jan 30
Chris Hoare left a comment for John Heather
"John Just noticed you are running the same MGL panel as myself."
Dec 15, 2018
Chris Hoare left a comment for John Heather
"Morning John No I am not planning on being test pilot after a bout 5 hours will get in they recommend that some one else flys it first ,so if some thing goes wrong you do not try to save the plane just your self. And I do not have enough experience…"
Dec 15, 2018
Chris Hoare left a comment for John Heather
"Morning John No I am not planning on being test pilot after a bout 5 hours will get in they recommend that some one else flys it first ,so if some thing goes wrong you do not try to save the plane just your self. And I do not have enough experience…"
Dec 15, 2018
ROBERTO CARLOS HERRERA MACIEL left a comment for John Heather
"Thanks John, What are your thoughts on the service bulletin regarding the HS, I see you have a Viking engine which should run smoother with less vibration, do you feel necessary to perform what is indicated in the service bulletin?"
Oct 11, 2018
ROBERTO CARLOS HERRERA MACIEL left a comment for John Heather
"Thanks for the heads up John,  Certainly a set back on my project but in the end is for security reasons. Regards Roberto."
Oct 10, 2018
John Butler left a comment for John Heather
"Thanks John. I wanted the second set of cylinders etc to put brakes on the starboard side. I should have ordered them with the kit, but I didn't know then what I know now. I will get the intensifiers while I'm there, as I think that I will…"
May 9, 2018
John Heather posted a discussion

Video of first engine start - Viking 130

Hi All, if interested, here's a Youtube I've uploaded. The description:Video of first engine start of a Viking 130 Aircraft Engine fitted to a Zenith 750 Cruzer, homebuilt experimental light aircraft. Location; Goolwa, South Australia.https://youtu.be/ENT6NCwjGXQ The video is 7 minutes and includes explanations.See More
Mar 17, 2018
Gary Motley left a comment for John Heather
"John please send email address again to garymotley@msn.com and I will send my weight and balance to you."
Oct 4, 2017
John Heather posted a discussion

Horizontal Stabilizer Mandatory Inspection

A Horizontal Stabilizer - Mandatory Inspection has been added (Jan 17) to Zenith Company website; Builder Resources, applicable to all models.  Will study, pertinent to my project.  Thought others, would be interested.(Sorry JohnA, entry also in Cruzer forum - do as you may, but a worthy notice, possibly otherwise missed), JohnHSee More
Jan 29, 2017
ronald zielke left a comment for John Heather
"Hi John  sorry I just haven't gotten back to you but I did by two batteries on that promotion from Wicks and thank you for the heads up.  I needed two because I'm using a covair motor and that battery  has the ability to…"
Jul 20, 2016

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STOL CH 750, CH 750 Cruzer
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Viking
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)

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Cruzer-full flap landing practice & scenic flight

Posted on May 19, 2019 at 6:02pm 2 Comments

https://youtu.be/7iKZIRBEhdc
Cruzer circuit practice with full flap landings, plus coastal scenery flight; Fleureiu Peninsula, South Australia, at 8x speed, no music - 8 min/fast video. Last landing with half flaps and side slipped. Camera beneath the plane. For fellow Builders - keep going - a very forgiving plane, not fast.

Scenic Australian views from a new Cruzer

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 4:56pm 3 Comments

Hi All,  9 min YouTube - new kitbuilt 750 Cruzer with a Viking engine.

Scenic lap of Hindmarsh Island, South Australia - best on a big screen.

At 6 minutes you can jump fwd to the end, for the landing, if you wish. 

All clips sped up 200%, audio down to 20%, no music. 

https://youtu.be/5VxnjwvlIMs



Now at 16 hours, all systems good, lots of power, leaps off the ground. 

Latest is various…

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At 8:31pm on April 17, 2019, Peter Doré said…

Hi John, thanks for the P.O.H. offer but a pilot in Aust has a copy of the exact one he can email me. I'm really impressed with the dash and finish of your aircraft - well done. Thanks and regards, Pete Doré.

At 6:07pm on January 30, 2019, Brad Rawls said…

John -

Thank you so much for the of letting me have those fuel pumps for my Viking 110. I will be glad to pay the shipping and anything else that is required.  If you can give me an idea of what shipping should should be, I'll be glad to send it over to you by PayPay.  Please add something to compensate you for your time and packaging. You can reach me directly at Brad@ocbis.com.  I can't believe you have been to Irvine, maybe next time you visit your sister we can get together and swap stories and I'll but you lunch.

Thanks again - Brad

At 4:45pm on December 15, 2018, Chris Hoare said…

John

Just noticed you are running the same MGL panel as myself.

At 4:44pm on December 15, 2018, Chris Hoare said…

Morning John

No I am not planning on being test pilot after a bout 5 hours will get in they recommend that some one else flys it first ,so if some thing goes wrong you do not try to save the plane just your self.

And I do not have enough experience so will get duel when I can on the when allowed spent to much time building it to do what a friend did and reck his from no time on type.

If you want to chat done time my number is 0447482244

Chris 

At 4:32pm on December 15, 2018, Chris Hoare said…

Morning John

No I am not planning on being test pilot after a bout 5 hours will get in they recommend that some one else flys it first ,so if some thing goes wrong you do not try to save the plane just your self.

And I do not have enough experience so will get duel when I can on the when allowed spent to much time building it to do what a friend did and reck his from no time on type.

If you want to chat done time my number is 0447482244

Chris 

At 1:44pm on October 11, 2018, ROBERTO CARLOS HERRERA MACIEL said…

Thanks John, What are your thoughts on the service bulletin regarding the HS, I see you have a Viking engine which should run smoother with less vibration, do you feel necessary to perform what is indicated in the service bulletin?

At 9:25am on October 10, 2018, ROBERTO CARLOS HERRERA MACIEL said…

Thanks for the heads up John, 

Certainly a set back on my project but in the end is for security reasons.

Regards

Roberto.

At 3:54am on May 9, 2018, John Butler said…

Thanks John.

I wanted the second set of cylinders etc to put brakes on the starboard side. I should have ordered them with the kit, but I didn't know then what I know now.

I will get the intensifiers while I'm there, as I think that I will need them.

Good luck with your build.

Regards,

John Butler

At 9:05pm on October 4, 2017, Gary Motley said…
John please send email address again to garymotley@msn.com and I will send my weight and balance to you.
At 12:29pm on July 20, 2016, ronald zielke said…

Hi John  sorry I just haven't gotten back to you but I did by two batteries on that promotion from Wicks and thank you for the heads up.  I needed two because I'm using a covair motor and that battery  has the ability to shut itself off and then I become a glider, but buy just flicking a swt. I convert to the standby  Thanks again  Ron

 
 
 

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