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Choose Your Engine

Zenith encourage you to pick the right engine for your aircraft as they indicate below

3. Choose Your Engine:…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 23, 2017 at 9:37am — No Comments

More Viking powered CH-701 history

DEANE PHILIP THE VIKING STOL KING

Deane won the Healthy Bastards Bush STOL competition with a Rotax powered CH-701 in 2014

See his amazing 53 foot takeoff and 89 foot landing HERE

Pretty amazing for the time.  But times have…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 23, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

The CH-701 Viking story

The Viking CH-701 Story
DEAN IS IN THE 701 LEAD WITH HIS MONSTER 130 INSTALL HERE
How it all started …
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 23, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Propellers for Zenith aircraft and Valdez STOL for Zenith Super Duty

I have seen a bunch of spinners but nothing like the quality from DUC.  Yes, they talk funny and we make fun of them when the price of copper is low (Statue of liberty on Ebay) but the French got these propellers done right.  We all know carbon fiber is strong.  Now take that concept to the airliner quality and you end up with slightly more expensive, but far superior…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 7, 2017 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Flying When Your Legs Don't Listen

BROWN AND NEAL EACH OWN AND FLY VIKING POWERED…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on November 23, 2017 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Safety of the fuel injected light sport aircraft engine fuel system

A SOLID FUEL SYSTEM IS IMPORTANT FOR ANY AIRCRAFT ENGINE.  THESE ARE THE SYSTEMS USED BY THE THREE MOST POPULAR LIGHT AIRCRAFT ENGINES IN USE

TYPE OF FUEL SYSTEMS USED

ROTAX

  • Dual external fuel pumps
  • External single fuel regulator
  • Fuel return commonly back to primary fuel tanks
  • 6 port duplex fuel selector valve

VIKING

  • Dual in-tank pumps
  • In-tank dual fuel regulators
  • Header tank based…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on November 11, 2017 at 7:38pm — 12 Comments

viking engine for super duty

HONDA ACCORD 252HP 2.0L GDI

THE SUPER DUTY VERSION OF THIS ENGINE WILL PRODUCE 208 HP AT 4,000 ENGINE RPM (1,750 PROP RPM) AND 640 FT-LB OF TORQUE AT THE PROPELLER, SPORTING A 5 BLADED DUC CARBON FIBER PROPELLER - AVAILABLE IN EITHER A GROUND…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 31, 2017 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Fuel system for CH-750 Aircraft

This is our most popular, dual in tank pump fuel header tank,  sporting 2.5 gallons, precise fuel level indication, textured black powder coating and plenty of mounting holes.  
A large quantity of this model is used in the back of the CH-750 aircraft model, greatly simplifying the fuel system and keeping all the fuel out of the…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 25, 2017 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Viking Zenith Pilots

Viking making their own Un-Panel, well, we call it a Pod-Panel.  Worked out really good.  All the electrical stuff, like batteries, contactors, fuse blocks, etc. have a place to be mounted - AND we have the visibility of the Un-Panel to boot.  
Viking 170 Turbo to Tailwind engine…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 22, 2017 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Data from latest static run up yesterday for the Viking 130 installed in our Zenith CH-750

Here are the 10/19/2017 data from my latest static run up yesterday for the Viking 130 installed in our Zenith CH-750 here at the Downtown Airport, Springfield, MO

RROP RPM ENGINE RPM COOLANT TEMP (F) GEAR BOX TEMP (F) FUEL PSI FUEL FLOW…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 22, 2017 at 2:38pm — 7 Comments

Gary Motley first few flights in the Viking 130 CH-750 CruZer in Colorado

Gary Motley first few flights in the Viking 130 CH-750 CruZer in Colorado 
VIDEO HERE
Thanks Jan, the engine does produce much more power than I had hoped. Initial climb rates were 900-1000 feet per minute…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 2, 2017 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Mike Wilson and wife have flown Viking engines for several years in Thailand

Mike Wilson and wife have flown Viking engines for several years in Thailand and own several of them.  The engines are in the CH-750 CruZer aircraft and also in the CH-701.  They also fly a CH-601XL.  

"The first 130 in Thailand flies. Wow what a difference, impressive to say the…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 30, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Flying a Viking CruZer from Zenith to Florida

Flying a Viking 130 powered CH-750 CruZer from the Zenith 25thcelebration back to Florida. 

The flight is from FES Missouri to X50 Florida and the distance is 840 statue miles.  Departure was at 7:30 am local time.  

Here the flight is under way.  Fuel was full leaving FES (Festus) and the total…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 26, 2017 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Viking at the Zenith 25 th

MARVIN RECEIVING THE -MOST BEAUTIFULLY POLISHED- AIRCRAFT REWARD FROM SEBASTIEN AT ZENITH 
MARVIN HAS FLOWN HIS AIRPLANE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND JUST INSTALLED A NICE AUTOPILOT AND EFIS SYSTEM
FLYING TO ANY ZENITH MEET IS FILLED WITH GOOD…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 25, 2017 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Deane Philip looking for Valdez 2018 sponsor

130 HP Viking CH-701 by Deane Philip
Deane used a narrowed CH-750 cowl for this Viking 130 CH-701 installation.  Beautiful workmanship.  
Some of the best Deane CH-701 Viking 130 Video's in the world…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 17, 2017 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Get your Engine at the 25th

Bring your truck, trailer or SUV to the Zenith 25th for this lifetime engine deal.  
  • Show your current (from this 25 year event) deposit receipt for any Zenith aircraft kit in order to bring one of 3 Viking 130 engines home for…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 13, 2017 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Buying a Used car engine for aircraft use

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 28, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Viking CruZer passing published speeds with STOL wheels

Jon  is now flying his Zenith CH-750 CruZer with a Viking 130 engine. Operating from a short grass field, the airplane is not configured CruZer like but rather has BIG wheels and NO wheel pants. Basically a hybrid without any electric. The great news is the performance. Over 130 mph, even with the big wheels - congratulations to a great combination.…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Viking working weekly to deliver CH-750 engines

Viking producing more engines
Viking 130 and 175 hp Gearboxes
Viking Weld-In-flange -…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 20, 2017 at 8:52pm — No Comments

The Viking powered Super Duty arriving at Sun N Fun 2018

Many years have gone by since the CH-701 was the "All Metal" ultralight STOL king.  With a small engine / all aluminum design, it was sure to become a hit.  
Time goes by.  We all get huge from cow hormones and draft beer, yet want to get airborne.…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 11, 2017 at 6:07pm — 4 Comments

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