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Boatyard Move

I got the beast out of my garage into a 30x20x12 area at a local boatyard. Hangar space in N. TX is virtually non existent ... 2-3 year waiting lists. This is one of the reasons I chose the 701 with the folding wing option.

I've just completed installing the wings, struts, and jury struts and am able to roll the beast in and out of the storage area. I constructed 3 adjustable wing-tip stands for the fold/un-fold operations. However is is still a trying exercise for one person…


Added by Kurt Satter on May 25, 2017 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Milestone: Viking Engine Startup

Milestone:  1st Viking 110 Startup at 9:45 AM, Saturday, July 30th ... Fixed plumbing problem then after about 5 or 6 sec. of cranking and one loud backfire, smooth and quiet purring ... Most impressed ... Ran about 20-30 sec. (without prop) with EIS values good and shutdown normally.  I'll be mounting the WarpDrive prop wit pitch 12 deg. (?) later this week for a real startup.

Added by Kurt Satter on August 2, 2016 at 8:33am — 3 Comments


Found a boat storage facility that will allow me to store/work on the 701 project  (folding-wing option).  Hangars & build-space non-existent in North Dallas area.  New generator arrives today; likely spend the next few days electrifying the shop.  Finished plumbing & wiring the Viking 110 yesterday, Hope to get the project moved soon.

Added by Kurt Satter on May 24, 2016 at 1:58pm — 3 Comments

Finally building

Started on the Horiz. Stabilizer and just finished cleco-ing the front spar assembly.  Logging everything and taking pictures for the final inspectors.  Also trying to keep a good track of time spent.

Added by Kurt Satter on January 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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