Steven Winn
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Prop Tip Clearance(to the ground)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Normand Lambert Nov 7, 2012. 1 Reply

How much is enough?   I have 7 inchesContinue

Compass Error... Frame is magnetic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimmy Young Dec 29, 2012. 4 Replies

My wet compass is off about 15 degrees. The steel tube frame is magnetic.Anyone had or solved this problem?The wet compass is off from the Dynon 15 degrees.The Dynon's magnetometer is installed…Continue

Dual Stick Mod for 701

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Spencer May 24, 2015. 22 Replies

Three pics showing my version of the dual stick mod.   Continue


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SkyJeep Flywheel Replacement Viking Honda

Posted on February 19, 2017 at 10:28pm 2 Comments

Found two cracks in my aluminum flywheel.

The new parts require the reduction gearbox to move forward 1/4 inch. This causes the radiator to move forward, and interfere with the cowl.

I decided to try modifying the drive coupling by machining 1/8 inch off each side, thereby recovering the 1/4 inch.

I plan to do a few high power ground runs before flying, and will update this post with the results.…


40 hour flyoff complete

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 4:45pm 4 Comments

Finished up 40 hours yesterday 7/27/13.

Here is a video taken 4 July 2013.

SkyJeep over Eastern NC

Sky Jeep Testing

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 9:51pm 2 Comments

Here is Bill doing a little Sky Jeep testing.

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At 8:20am on September 26, 2014, David McCusker said…

Thanks Steve

At 10:58pm on August 30, 2013, Robert Tedesco said…

Steve, I got the engine mount on Monday. Won't get the engine until December if their projection holds up. They sent it to me to help me to decide to dump the Jabiru 2200.

Do you have any of other videos of your 701/viking project?

I don't think viking has photoguides, drawings, or documentation,  so I'll need all the help I can get. Maybe more will come with the engine, but they don't seem as far down the road as my Jabiru FFwd kit was. I'll be trying to sell that once I figure out the best places to advertise.

At 9:37pm on August 30, 2013, Robert Tedesco said…

Steve, thanks very much. That video was very helpful. Do you happen to know if Viking corrected that engine mount problem for following 701 installations? That's a year and a half ago so I would hope its fixed. I dont want to get as far down the road as you did and realize that I have to send it back.

With the corrected part did it require further modification of the upper channel or other parts? Bob

At 6:00pm on August 29, 2013, Robert Tedesco said…

Steve, minmal help from grandkids so far. Did you get my request for possible pictures of a 701 or 750 viking engine mount/firewall installation? Just have the mount ; no drawings or video of where to cut, how to add back strength, etc.  Bolt sockets (OD= 1 inch+) seem to overwhelm edge margin on the upper channel (18mm flange availabe). Bob

At 10:38am on June 24, 2013, Elmer L. Becker said…

Hi Steve,

I just started the cowling. I'll be asking you for help as I go along. The cowling and paint are two items I'll need a lot of help on. Your help will be appreciated.

I started my 750 kit in October, 2011. I had planned on flying about now but in November 2012 I had rotary cuff surgery on my left shoulder. Then another surgery for the left rotary cuff. I was down for six months. I'm good to go now.

Thanks for taking me as a friend, Elmer

At 2:41pm on December 28, 2012, Dan Stanton said…

Hi Steve,

How ios the fourty hr. fly off going? No problems I hope.


At 8:41pm on November 8, 2012, Dan Dempsey said…

Steve your paint job is looking really good.  I'm painting now and wish mine looked as good.  You asked about the hole cutter.  It's just a piece of 3/16 drill rod (probably from a broken drill bit) and the tip was ground like the tool you'd use in a boring bar in a lathe.  The vacuum method wasn't mine.  I found that in an EAA builders artical.  I bent one wing tip before I learned about it, but after learning this method a redid the one I did without it.  It provides lots of control and it's easy to do.  Keep up the work, looks like you'll be flying soon.

At 7:38pm on November 3, 2012, Dan Stanton said…

Hi Steve,

I have something like 60-70 hrs on the engine now. (I don't keep real close track on that) The weight and balance came out very good, no problems at all.

I took the slatys off, so your cruse might be slower than mine.

If I can ever remember to take a pad with me, I will get some numbers for you .

Something like 85 mph at 5000 rpm. It will go a lot faster, but at a cost for fuel.

Good luck with your first flight, if everything goes well you will love it.


At 9:58pm on February 25, 2012, Walt Cannon said…

Hi Steven,

Thanks for that information. I have heard similar from others. Since I am retrofitting, it may become necessary to do as you suggest. I have the doors, and of course the finished aircraft....they have just not yet been together in the same locations for a checkfit :-)

Take care,


At 7:57am on December 28, 2011, Dan Stanton said…

As an after thought, he has said that he was having trouble getting the gears for the re-drive from the manufactor.




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