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Savannah Karl

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  1. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    We're getting there.
  2. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

  3. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Hey guys I apologize for not keeping up with this but yes some progress has been made. I'm better at building than typing. The wings have been attached to the fuse and much of the avionics have been installed. I'm planning to install the transponder today or tomorrow. We will be doing a thrust test soon just to see if we can generate the kind of number that Jon has shown on the Viking forum site. I have not completed the cowling yet. We had to move the whole production a few weeks ago to allow for space for assembly. We're at the airport now so taxi and flight testing is hopefully not too far away. What do they say, 90% done only 90% to go:) I'll let you know as soon as I get the weight and balance numbers. Pictures to follow.
  4. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    The FWF kit that comes from Viking includes the 701 cowling. The new cowling from ICP will not work. I'm using the 701 cowling but I haven't started that yet. I have layed the top 701 cowling on the installed engine and it looks like it's going to work well. The ICP cowling is wide enough but not tall enough.
  5. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Hey Eighty, Thanks I did a lot of research to make sure about this before i bought the viking. As it turns out the Savannah fire wall is exactly the same as the 701 as far as the engine mount points are concerned. So I bought the 701 FWF kit from Jon at Viking. Everything has bolted up nicely with the "normal" amount of wrenching. I did beef up the engine mount Jon sent me by adding some steel angle to the bottom.
  6. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Your right about that. It's been a few hours and I'm still as happy as can be. Of course started it a number of times since then too.
  7. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    You have a good eye Kyle. It was coming from the T fitting at the gearbox. I've got too much bend in the line there. I'll see if I can get the other video on here.
  8. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Thanks, that is the radiator. the cowling that I'm using will line up with the front of that so the airflow is actually through the engine compartment, into the radiator and then out the bottom.
  9. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Well today was the day. Pay no attention to the silly, over-excited builder but here is the first engine start of my Viking 130 on a Savannah S. Check it out and let me know what you think. https://photos.app.goo.gl/YgHLrP7syvvQysUl2
  10. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Yep if the word aviation is anywhere near any of this stuff it's automatically triple the price. This does sound like a promising solution though.
  11. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Hey Mark, I've been reading a lot of your information on here. I have seen the four way fuel valve you use. Looks like a nice solution. I'm very interested in the fuel total measurement device your working on. You'll have to let me know how that comes along. I like the idea of knowing a total fuel onboard and being able to see what you have in each tank.
  12. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    There is a flow sensor that im thinking about using. It would alert me with a light on the panel when fuel flow stops from the wing tanks. It would give me a heads up when the outer tank is empty and it's Time to switch to the inner tank. Aircraft extras makes it. Called the AE fuel guardian.
  13. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Yep I'm right there with you. I have a lot of testing to do in that regard. I want to make sure she'll gravity feed at all normal flight angles. I have a header tank that is 2 1/2 gallons with a gauge on the panel. I do like know I have at least 20 minutes of full to get down if all else fails.
  14. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    Yeah I used high pressure line also. And I liked the idea of being able to isolate all the tanks.
  15. Savannah Karl

    Savannah S with Viking 130

    There are lots of ways to get the fuel to the engine. Your right it's always good to see what others are doing.
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