At the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, few displays got more
attention than Viking Aircraft Engines. In an industry heavily
dominated by one powerplant manufacturer (and one whose prices keep
heading for the stratosphere), then news of what appears to be a
solid alternative engine offering sure gets everyone's
The latest offering form Viking Aircraft Engines Jan
Eggenfellner is the Honda-based HF-100 sport aviation powerplant.
The product of an experienced engine design team in Florida, the
HF-110 engine shares moving parts with the Honda fit automobile,
the Honda outboard marine engine and the Honda race engine.
The engine has an estimated TBO of 2000 hrs, and powerplant
installation kits are either available or being prepared for Jabiru
Aircraft, CH-601 XL, CH-601 HD, CH-650, CH-750, CH-701, RV-12,
Storch, IBIS MAGIC 700, SeaRey, Sonex, Savannah XL, and the Morgan
The fully assembled engine comes with a 40A Alternator, Dual
Engine controllers, Exhaust / Muffler, Air intake, K&N
Filter, Starter, Radiator, Oil cooler, fuel pumps and an Engine
mounting kit for your airplane. The price is $13,000.
Designer Jan Eggenfellner first made a name for himself with a
number of Subaru conversion projects... and is a professional pilot
and aircraft mechanic. He has six years of college behind him, with
degrees in Aviation Management, Flight Operations and Aviation
He has been building aircraft engines since 1992 and does all
the test flying himself.