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Roger from Zenith and the Sam

Roger from Zenith and the Sam 

Well, great.  

All about Roger.  Roger, Roger, Roger.  Flying all these fun airplanes, all over the place.....   

NOT IN THIS NEWSLETTER

This is about Roger and Sam, but not "Sam the airplane"

This is Sam with Roger.…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on May 30, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments

First start - Viking 130

Our first start - Viking 130 - Zenith CH 750 STOL

We started our Viking 130 for the first time yesterday, Saturday, 28 May 2017.  It started and idled a little over 1200 rpm (1240-1258)…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on May 28, 2017 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Viking and YouTube

VIKING  CORVAIR
THE VIDEO HERE THE VIDEO HERE…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on April 30, 2017 at 9:26pm — No Comments

We will fly this propeller to Sun N Fun. Hope it increases the utility of many Zenith planes

A propeller where you can have it all.  

  • Maximum climb for those local flights and grass strips
  • Maximum cruise when you fly from paved airport to paved airport
  • Adjustments are made in a few seconds

This adjustable propeller is legal for all pilots to operate.  No special skill is required and the entire blade rotate to the desired pitch, rather than twisting the…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on March 2, 2017 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

Speed restrictions of a Light Sport compliant aircraft

So many ask the question of how to build an aircraft that a light sport rated pilot can fly.

Here is the answer to one typical speed question:

The speed of your completed airplane is dictated by it's overall configuration, not the engine. While it is true that Viking would like to show you how fast it could go, it is not true that you will automatically have this speed if you need to comply with a lesser speed.

The pitch of your ground adjustable propeller will give you…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on February 27, 2017 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Deane Philip Winning the 2017 Healthy Bastards STOL competition powered with Viking Engine

Deane Philip Winning the 2017 Healthy Bastards STOL  competition powered with Viking Engine

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on February 5, 2017 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Deane Philip Winning the 2014 Healthy Bastards STOL competition powered with Rotax engine

Deane Philip Winning the 2014 Healthy Bastards STOL  competition powered with Rotax engine

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on February 5, 2017 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Viking at the Deland FL showcase

Deane Philip installing his Honda based Viking 130 in the CH-701 
Nice installation

Viking promised the DUC propeller company to test their Carbon fiber blades and hub system.  We have now made one flight and so far so good.  Initial…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on November 7, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Gary Simmons contributing to the Zenith community with engine tips

COWLING INSTALL

INSTALLING AN AIR INLET IN THE COWLING…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on October 21, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Richard Jones making AVIATION HISTORY

After trying out the Corvair, Richard spent 6 months and some money to redo his airplane with a Viking 130 engine.  He made aviation history yesterday by being the first to fly a low winged Zenith aircraft with the Viking 130 engine model.  I spoke with him today and he could not stop talking about what a huge difference the engine has made to his airplane.  We hope to have a takeoff video from him shortly in order to get a before / after comparison to the airplane being powered with the…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 30, 2016 at 6:27pm — 4 Comments

Did you see Jon in KITPLANE ?

Jon had a great showing of his CruZer in KITPLANE 

Jon in KITPLANE

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Viking was posted in KITPLANE today

Viking in KITPLANE 

The 180 hp engine they mentioned will be installed in my CH-750 CruZer

Already looking forward to the first flight :)

Jan

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on August 1, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Zenith aircraft at Air Venture and Jon's Fly-In on Saturday before the show

First, if you missed Sebastien and Roger's news presentation, here it is again.  Very nice video.

My airplane will be at a display next to Zenith as always.  I made some personal changes with my friend Vern to the airplane.  Come have a look.  Right now it is being wired for some new fuel pumps.…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 17, 2016 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Bill and Peggy Blackmore getting a CH-750 engine

Don't forget the Homebuilthelp fly-in in Brussels Wisconsin the Saturday before Oshkosh.  Bill and Peggy will be there to get a ride behind a Viking powered Zenith at Jon's grass field.…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 14, 2016 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Vikings Leaving For Sebring this morning

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on January 20, 2016 at 5:06am — No Comments

Viking having fun at Zenith open house

The Fastest (And possibly slowest) Zenith High-Wing in the world
Viking Zenit CruZer has a solid 130+ mph cruise speed. If you correct the indicated speed in the video below for about a 8,000 food DA you get a great number. 
INDICATED AIRSPEED VIDEO AT 8,000 FEET HERE…
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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 21, 2015 at 1:40pm — 5 Comments

Viking mods to the Zenith CruZer going to Air Venture

Com see the Viking "Super CruZer"   (Modified Zenith Kit registered at the FAA as the "Super CruZer" ) next to the Zenith display on Monday at Air Venture (Oshkosh).  The aircraft has a lowered tail, straight through wing mod,  lifted roof,  direct reading fuel gauges, "Cab Forward" windshield design,  Viking 2015 - "115 Dual"  aircraft engine,  2 different door designs, wing trailing ailerons and more.  This has been a fun project.…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on July 17, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Steel Bungee System now out in the field

Just got the first review on a flying "Steel Bungee"

"Yesterday I flew Rick's 750 with the new spring and what an amazing difference!"

Mike

We now have a bunch of hours on our own "Steel Bungee" and also have the V-shaped nylon block milled flat. I have tried to introduce rudder flutter to see if I could loose the rudder at VNE and all other speeds but it is just fine.

The suspension is now actually moving up and down, rather than mostly being locked into the top…

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Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 14, 2014 at 4:10pm — 6 Comments

Bob Posted great pictures of his Steel Bungee Installation

Take a look at his nice workmanship.  Bob has a CH-650 and also a CH-750 and has gone steel bungee on each.  

BOB STEEL BUNGEE HERE

Jan Eggenfellner 

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 6, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments

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