I currently have the VW with re-drive. I see from your pictures, you had a similar setup. I'd like to talk to you about the Viking engine. I'm thinking of replacing my VW and am considering the Viking.
Thanks for the kind words about my project. I am pushing for a Thanksgiving 2012 test flight.
I am curious how much time you have put on your Viking, and what kind of performance you are getting. Climb rate? Cruise? Are you pleased with the Viking 701 combo? Any issues during weight and balance?
I guess thaat's the question. Jan modified the ECU for Cold Weather starts but if the ECU needed to be modified then how does the ecu cnow if it is cold or not. Now that it is modified to start in cold weather will there be an issue in warm weather. the question to ask is weather or not Jan has made the identical update to his ECU since he is flying in much warmer weather right now. Dan, I'm not trying to stir things up. Basically it is a question of "Does the ECU know what the temperature is outside ither through the air intake temperature of the coolant temperature sensors?" If it has a way to tell the difference then the programing can conttain routines based on the outside temperature.
Have you actually been up in the air with the new ECU?
Have a wonderful weekend. It won't be good fro flying but there are some interesting looking movies out! :)
Is the ECU linked to a temperature sensor to adjust for the outside temperature? Will the changes Jan made to the programing of the ECU affect the start up ability in warm or hot temperatures or is it manualy adjustable in some way?
Have you been getting up in the air this winter? I'm glad it's been a mild winter. I wan't really up for a tough one this year. There have been some really nice days here for flying but I haven't taken the CT up since December. If I had my own aircraft I think I would have taken advantage of some of hte really nice days though. I'm probably going to wait till March before heading up to visit.
Are you flying out of Jackson County. It looks like it would be about an hour long lfight depending on the wind. I rent out of Lorain County. I would love to fly up and visit when we get a patch of decent weather.
OK, Thanks Dan, I'll look at that, and from the pics, it looks like everything is going good on your viking istall, good luck with the rest of it,( cant wait till I get mine, unfortunately looks like the August deliveries have been put off till Dec.) I appreciate the pics and any information you can pass along durring your installation.
This may be early but, next summer I will take posession of n1011v in August. When I pick it up in Oregon on the way back I'm going via Jabiru USA and they are going to install a J2200 FWF. When I get it back to Michigan, Metettal airport in Canton, would you be interested in helping fly off the first 40 hrs. documenting perameters, specs etc.?
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