Cruzer owners with Viking 130 or 150 engines and successful installations?

I am very near pulling the trigger about an engine purchase. THE QB fuse is now starting to be finished. All of the other components are almost finished. I am having an anxiety attack. ?(should I ground myself)

I was initially planning on UL 350 IS but now I am contemplating a Viking 130 or 150. Is there anyone out there that could help me. I would appreciate your insight.

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Comment by Joe DeKeyrel on March 21, 2017 at 12:11pm

Terry,  I'm in the same boat you were in January - Viking 130 or UL 350iS.  I see you went with the Viking - would you be willing to provide a bit more detail on your decision process?

Comment by Bob Turner on February 5, 2017 at 8:16am

I think you made an excellent choice.  I have a Viking 110 on my 701 and have 180 trouble free hours on it.  It is also the smoothest engine I have ever flown behind other than a turbine.

Comment by Christopher Jon Brown on January 31, 2017 at 10:55pm
I think a great setup would be the Viking 150 with two sets of wheels. One with tundra for STOL ops and one for wheel pants. Then figure out the two prop pitches, one that climbs and one that goes fast. It would give you lots of options the best of both worlds. Jans plane won the STOL contest almost and is the fastest, hard combo to beat.
Comment by Dale Courtney on January 30, 2017 at 8:48pm

Dr. Terry,

I just picked my Viking 130 up this past weekend. I have done a lot of research and believe I got the perfect package for my mission. If you want to talk, you can post here or email me at If you email me, I will send you my phone number.

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