Subject: Viking 130 in Savannah
Hey guys,
Just a quick note on how its going so far with the 130 in my Savannah.
First  a little background,  I began the process a little over 2 years ago and just recently began flying the Savannah.
I was told by a friend that I should look into the Viking 130 as an engine option and I decided to go with that suggestion.
I knew from the beginning that the engine was a little heavier that the Rotax so I purpose built my airplane to accommodate the small amount of  extra weight on the nose.
The batteries are in the tail along with the AHRS, Transponder, and ELT. 
I also mounted the Header tank 7.5 feet aft of the datum which is the leading edge of the wing on the Savannah.
All that meant that I did not have to add any ballast weight to the airplane.
I’ve now began the flying and all I can say is WOW!
It’s early on in the process but man that airplane kicks you in the pants when you add power for takeoff.
Then the climb out is crazy.  I was at 18 degrees of pitch the other day at 75 mph and not slowing down.
I have just begun the flying so I don’t have a lot of numbers yet but I have done a lot of slow flight and a number of stalls both clean and in landing configuration.
The airplane is as docile as I’ve ever flown.  On the power off stalls with full flaps the airspeed gets somewhere in the 20s before she begins to settle.
It never breaks, it just settles and begins a slow, controlled decent.  Just like every other Savannah.
As we go forward I will get some performance numbers for you.  But do not hesitate to give my contact information out to anyone interested in the 130.
I would love to talk with anyone who has any doubts, or thinks the engine won’t work in a Savannah.  From my experience so far it a great choice.
Even if I had to add weight to the tail it would have been worth it to have this kind of power and torque.
I could not be happier with my purchase.  I have lots more to say but not enough skill with the written word to say it:)  So have anyone who would like to know more give me a call.
I’m having a ball flying behind my Viking.
Thanks again for all your doing for the light aircraft community.
Talk to you soon,

Karl Johnson
wingnutkarl@hotmail.com


Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:13 PM
To: alissa vikingaircraftengines.com
Subject: Viking 130 in Savannah
 
Hey guys,
Just a quick note on how its going so far with the 130 in my Savannah.
First  a little background,  I began the process a little over 2 years ago and just recently began flying the Savannah.
I was told by a friend that I should look into the Viking 130 as an engine option and I decided to go with that suggestion.
I knew from the beginning that the engine was a little heavier that the Rotax so I purpose built my airplane to accommodate the small amount ofextra weight on the nose.
The batteries are in the tail along with the AHRS, Transponder, and ELT. 
I also mounted the Header tank 7.5 feet aft of the datum which is the leading edge of the wing on the Savannah.
All that meant that I did not have to add any ballast weight to the airplane.


I’ve now began the flying and all I can say is WOW!

It’s early on in the process but man that airplane kicks you in the pants when you add power for takeoff.
Then the climb out is crazy.  I was at 18 degrees of pitch the other day at 75 mph and not slowing down.
I have just begun the flying so I don’t have a lot of numbers yet but I have done a lot of slow flight and a number of stalls both clean and in landing configuration.
The airplane is as docile as I’ve ever flown.  On the power off stalls with full flaps the airspeed gets somewhere in the 20s before she begins to settle. It never breaks, it just settles and begins a slow, controlled decent.  Just like every other Savannah.

As we go forward I will get some performance numbers for you.  But do not hesitate to give my contact information out to anyone interested in the 130. I would love to talk with anyone who has any doubts, or thinks the engine won’t work in a Savannah.  From my experience so far it a great choice. Even if I had to add weight to the tail it would have been worth it to have this kind of power and torque.

I could not be happier with my purchase.  I have lots more to say but not enough skill with the written word to say it:)  So have anyone who would like to know more give me a call.  I’m having a ball flying behind my Viking.

Thanks again for all your doing for the light aircraft community.
Talk to you soon,


Karl Johnson
wingnutkarl@hotmail.com