Pre-event publicity for the 2017 Mojave Experimental Fly-In was low-key this year, but that didn't stop a healthy crop of experimentalists to buzz in for this popular meet-and-greet gathering. Perfectly CAVU, windless weather helped as well. Continue reading "Seen at Mojave"
Honda is now building gasoline direct-injected turbo engines, and Viking Aircraft Engines is converting the 1.5-liter powerplant for aircraft use. Direct injection differs from typical aircraft engine fuel injection because the fuel is injected directly into the cylinders, not the intake manifold ports. Direct injection is also used in the 130-hp Viking 130, which is based on the engine from the Honda Fit. Continue reading "Viking Announces 180-hp High Altitude Honda Civic Turbo Conversion"
Viking Aircraft Engines is releasing its new gold edition engine, which will be on display at the 2012 Sebring Aviation Expo held January 18 to 22 in Sebring, Florida. The Viking engine is the brainchild of builder Jan Eggenfellner and shares its moving parts with the Honda Fit automobile, the Honda outboard marine engine and a Honda race engine, according to the company. It is not manufactured by Honda.
The Viking-110 firewall-forward package is $13,000.
Well, not really. But we found this project while practicing a little work avoidance (ah, that would be research) here at the KITPLANES world headquarters. It is a nine-cylinder radial engine made up of Honda XR600 dirtbike cylinders and heads. Continue reading "New Honda Aircraft Engine Breaks Cover"