The price is what you pay, the value is what you get.
Shopping for an engine can be very frustrating. Getting a straight answer on any aspect of what is included with your purchase is often difficult. Not here.
You have been around long enough to understand the difference between price and value. Our complete engine packages may appear to be more expensive than you were expecting – but that’s because we are being honest with you about what’s required to BUY, IMPORT and INSTALL your complete engine and FWF package. Most other suppliers will not give you this information – they prefer to drip-feed it to you. You will get an engine price (in USD, no freight or GST), then you’ll be told some of the things you would expect to ship with an engine (such as alternator, starter, etc.) actually do not – they’re extra. Over a few e-mails you will finally discover that most other complete engine installations cost greater than $10,000 AUD more than what we are offering for similar or older technology.
Other suppliers do not seem to be organized enough to provide you with a true price of your engine package. Viking Aircraft Engines and Swish Projects have worked very hard together to make sure that you get everything you need for your engine installation to be a complete success. On budget and without a dozen trips to the shops or annoying delays while you wait for extra components to arrive. We know exactly what you need to get your engine running and we supply the lot up front and in one go.
- Our prices are here for you to see. Please note that they may change after you have placed your order – it’s not possible to anticipate every variation in the supply chain and still provide you the best value for money. It’s rare, but it does happen that prices have moved a little bit – I do my best and update this price with every engine order to make sure it’s a very reliable tool to help you budget your build.
- We list the price in US Dollars so you can see how much extra is costs to ship to Australia (NZ and elsewhere need to be quoted on case-by-case basis) and that you are paying a fair price. The currency converter function will instantly show your quote in AUD$ or NZD$.
- We show you the pre-GST price on the product page because we have customers in Philippines, Cambodia, NZ and elsewhere – GST is displayed at the Checkout Page for Australian and NZ customers. No surprises.
- You don’t need to leave your phone number to price anything on my website. Shop to your heart’s content and call me when you’re ready.
- We show you exactly what you actually get with your FWF package. This is my greatest gripe with comparing engines packages for value. You buy an engine because you want it to produce thrust – not just hang off the front or you plane. Challenge other suppliers to commit to you in writing that you will receive everything you need to install, run and fly your engine. I will. That’s what you get from me. You only need to supply your own batteries, oil, and fuel.
- Swish Projects will often have your choice of engine in stock and ready for immediate deliver. If not, then the longest you can expect to wait is 8 weeks; 5 weeks being typical. Other engine suppliers need to hide how long you will wait for your engine. 12 months is typical for several of the larger suppliers, with two years becoming more common.
We know in life that comparing price is only one part of the value assessment. So here is my attempt to explain to you why my Firewall Forward package is the best value on the market. . . . .
There is absolutely no point comparing the price of my Firewall Forward package with anyone else’s Firewall Forward package if you do not have their packing list in front of you.
Don’t be fooled and don’t let anyone else be lazy – get the packing list and then you will see just how much you were NOT GOING TO GET with anyone else.
If you have heard the saying, “90% done and 90% to go”, then you’re hearing about a builder who has finished their aircraft kit, and now they are about to fight their way though an engine installation. Many suppliers will not provide you with an engine mount or a cowl. Then for many people, that’s where their FWF package stops. You are expected to somehow just ‘know’ the precise specifications of a suitable coolant system, the electrical system and even the engine mount geometry. It’s lazy and it’s rubbish.
Viking and Swish Projects have been working together for years to develop what may well be the Worlds’ most comprehensive FWF package. We have FWF kits to suit most experimental category aircraft – not just the kits I supply. We can look after your Kitfox, Morgan, Highlander, Savannah, Sonex – whatever you own – we have probably done it. I do not generally supply fuel, gear box oil, engine oil or batteries as they cost a load to freight and you can get that stuff yourself from nearly anywhere.
Here is my promise to you –
You will have every nut, bolt, clamp, hose, cable tie, crimp, widget and wotzit to complete your engine installation. No small print. No stopping work because you are missing a vital brass fitting or a length of radiator hose. You will be able to get a mate around to help you out and the both you can keep working together until the job is done and the engine is running. This promise does not include engine wiring if you do not choose the pre-wired panel (you will need to buy your own terminals, cables and connectors and make up the panel. Relays, bus bars etc. are supplied with the standard FWF).
We have done all we possibly can to make your installation a total success.
Jan, Alissa and I are very proud of this offering and we believe that it will force other manufacturers to lift their game.
Our engines may be cheaper than everyone else because we are able to source them at an excellent price. These savings are passed on to you.
Our FWF is not cheaper than than everyone else because we supply you more than anyone else. We use the very best quality materials and products and supply you the most comprehensive FWF in the market.
Here is what you get:
Cowling – Top and Bottom Fiberglass Parts.
Engine Mounting System – The Engine Mount and Hardware necessary to attach your engine to the aircraft. The engine mount is specifically designed for your aircraft and triangulated for strength out of Aircraft Specific 4130 Chromoly Steel with high fatigue strength that won’t crack or work harden over time, unlike stainless steel. Mounting Hardware Includes all nuts, washers, bolts and rubber conical mounts for all mounting locations.
Fuel System – The Fuel System contains either your 1.75 Gallon (6.5 L) Header Tank (low wings) or the newly introduced 3 gallon (11L) Header Tank (high wings). Each header tank system includes 2 x 1.6 amperage pumps and a float fuel sender/gauge (11L tank only) to always know the amount of fuel in you reserve. You get the tank, check valve assembly, all necessary brass fuel fittings, 3 x high pressure fuel filters, loads of fuel injection hose, and genuine Oetiker clamps (pliers are also supplied). You get the mounting kit to hold the header tank (high wings only – you don’t need them for the low wings).
Exhaust System – A complete and tested Exhaust system to get the most power out of your engine and still run smooth and quiet.
Propeller – DUC Helices 3 bladed propeller, Spinner and Propeller extension. You can choose if you want Ground Adjustable or In-Flight Adjustable systems.
Electrical Components System – All electrical components necessary for the installation of your engine. Each installation will be different and you will need things like wire/tools/terminals and other misc. components depending on your individual install. All items are known to work with the system so you do not have to outsource. Includes Master Relays, Engine BUS’s, Keyed Starter Switch, Starter Relay, Diodes for Contacts. Batteries are not included as that would cost too much for shipping – you can find them yourself locally.
Cooling System (Viking 130) – All components for a complete installation of your cooling system, guaranteed and tested to provide the necessary cooling for your aircraft. Includes Radiator and shroud for underbelly installation, Radiator Adapter, Radiator Adapter clamps, Radiator mounting Hardware kit, Viking Coolant Tank (also includes brass barbed fittings), Coolant Elbow Hoses, Hose Clamps, Coolant Tubing.
Genuine K&N Air Filter, Air Filter tube and clamps.
1 x Throttle Cable.
This FWF is tried and tested. It fits perfectly, it is comprehensive and will have you taxiing around the back yard in no time (make sure the dog is locked up first!). Actually – the fiberglass cowls will take some trimming and adjustment for a perfect fit. I believe all fiberglass cowls would also fall into this category. It’s the nature of the material. The Chromoly Steel mounts will not need any modification – they are perfect.
This price includes freight from Viking in Florida to Swish Projects’ workshop in Melbourne as part of a consolidated container-load of engines. If I do not have stock then there will be a wait of up to two months OR you can pay extra and we will air-freight the engine and complete FWF directly from the USA to you. This usually takes about three weeks.