Viking 130 HP Engine

Fuel flow is variable with power setting and airplane type. 

Rest assured the direct injected Honda is superior to any traditional aircraft engine.  


"I noticed your updates about switching to the 130 engine but I have never seen anything about the efficiency of the engine.
As for mine, before with the 110 engine I could cruise at 105 mph and burn 5.0 gph but with the 130 engine I can cruise at 115 
and burn 4.8 gph.  Not a bad improvement."


Tom Neal

From the chart above, The Viking 130 clearly outperform the UL130 engine

  • Slower and larger propeller for more thrust
  • Additional torque
  • Lower fuel flow

PERFORMANCE OF THE LYCOMING 235 IN LOW WINGED ZENITH AIRCRAFT

GARY WELCH
"I have an O-235-C1, one of the earlier O-235 versions.
Normal cruise is about 90 knots (104mph) at 2550 rpm. Fuel consumption is around 6.5 gph.

GIL DeVault
"I have the L2C 0-235"
"I have used 2400 rpm to do my testing and I indicate about 120 MPH"
"I'm burning around 7.5 GPH with out any leaning."

PERFORMANCE OF THE VIKING 130 IN LOW WINGED ZENITH AIRCRAFT

DICK JONES
"5.4 gallons per hour. True airspeed 135 mph."
N624RJ

PATRICK HOYT
"Test flew with a new passenger cabin vent. Wonderful. Air was calm, so I opened it up a bit. 155mph..."