Mounting the Viking has been much easier than I expected having never done this before. It's just a matter of hanging the engine and then running power and ground lines from the batteries then fuel and cooling system lines. It is really a clean installation. The wiring harness is pre-installed for you. As far as that goes you just have to hook up the engine computer and do your first start. I have decided to also have my engine monitoring system hooked up for the first start. That requires a 1 amp circuit breaker that I did not have so I'm waiting for that to come in to complete the first engine run. Hopefully any day now. Can't wait.Hoisting the Viking 130 into place.
I ran each tank to a shut off valve on the wing root then teed them together to the header tank. I have a sight gauge for each tank.Hey, great pics, thanks Karl!!!Can I ask, with your Aux tanks, have you T-ed them to the inner tanks? I can't see clearly in your pic...
I thought that also so when testing was complete I drained the tanks fully. Then I left the system open so most of what was left would evaporate. When it comes time to actually run fuel through the system I will waist a gallon or so by putting it in the tanks letting it run to the header tank and then draining the header tank until I see no contamination. As far as fuel testing I will do complete system leak testing with fuel before I mount the wings.Hi Karl, Very impressive photos, looks good, I'm not a builder, so excuse my question, but is testing tanks with water a safe method as I would think leaks would still be possible with fuel ?
Yeah but simpler than it seams. Inner and outer valves that are on or off. Example: .if I have fuel in all tanks I would have outer valves open and inner closed. As the outer tanks empty I open the inner valve and close the outer. I'll try to post a picture of the valves.So, 4 sight guages and 4 valves? Thanks.