Jim Davis
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Gearbox oil seepage - ideas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Davis Sep 19. 3 Replies

48 state gearbox on a Viking 130.I can't track down the source of this oil seepage and hoping you all have some other ideas. I figured I'd throw it out here before bugging Jan since I know they're…Continue

Vinyl Wrap completed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Davis Sep 8, 2020. 25 Replies

Full wrap. Didn't do it myself (my airplane time is in short supply these…Continue

Tags: decal, 650, ch650, Wrap, Vinyl

Viking 130 with Viking View - prior to first engine start.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alissa Daniel Aug 9, 2018. 2 Replies

Hello all, hopefully you can shed some light for me.I installed my Viking view months ago and powered up - all looks good.  Fast forward to this week and I have all avionics installed - power up and…Continue

Instrument Panel - stock from kit or additional metal plate screwed/riveted to stock?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Davis Aug 3, 2018. 10 Replies

Hello all, I'm getting ready to install my instruments in my panel.  I'm using a GRT 8.4" efis and the small GRT mini.  I also have about 20 toggle switches.  After I cut the rectangular holes for…Continue

 

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Gearbox oil seepage - ideas?

48 state gearbox on a Viking 130.I can't track down the source of this oil seepage and hoping you all have some other ideas. I figured I'd throw it out here before bugging Jan since I know they're busy plus this might help someone else too.This isn't a whole lot of oil but this is after a 1/2 hour flight.  There are definitely some drops pooling plus some blown back on the upper parts behind the gearbox.Things I've done: - replaced temp sensor - replaced the plug in the spare hole - replaced…See More
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Vinyl Wrap completed

Full wrap. Didn't do it myself (my airplane time is in short supply these days).3M vinyl installed by Signz360  out of Washington, MO. The installer came to my hangar to do the work which is about 45 minutes away.  This was the first plane they did. The installer Jake is fantastic and the salesman Howie is…See More
Jun 3, 2019
Jim Davis posted a discussion

Vinyl Wrap completed

Full wrap. Didn't do it myself (my airplane time is in short supply these days).3M vinyl installed by Signz360  out of Washington, MO. The installer came to my hangar to do the work which is about 45 minutes away.  This was the first plane they did. The installer Jake is fantastic and the salesman Howie is…See More
Jun 1, 2019
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Aircraft Model
Zenith CH 650
Project Status
Nearly done
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Viking
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Commercial / CFI

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"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 9:25am 6 Comments

"First taxi testing yesterday :-) - Viking 130 - airport M71 - near St. Louis, MO

Taxi video 1

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Steel beams for building

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 11:58am 10 Comments

Hello all,

 I'm getting ready to build my 650 wings and thought maybe I'd get some steel beams as shown in the guides. 

 Are you all using them? Where did you get them?

 If you aren't using them, what are you using?

  I just used 2x4's for the rudder, stab and elevator.

Thanks!

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