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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by George » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:43 pm

RudiGreyling wrote:
Swiftprop wrote:May be a stupid question but how does one get a rating in a one seater?
Hearsay has it your instructor must know you can manage an airplane of similar or better then after detailed briefing he manages your flight on ground via radio....
Maybe someone else who has done it can confirm
Yip...

have done single seater convex.
Officially it goes something like this.
Have sufficient experience (? #-o :wink: )
Gain confidence in "similar" 2 seat aerie (in this case I would rekon another Sonex) with instructor
Instructor briefs on ground before the circuit.
Instructor signs out on autho sheet and yr monitors progress on radio
You fly the circuit and instructor signs the paperwork if you land and can use aerie again :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: .

Dead simple, but the experiance and similar aerie are subjective so depends greatly on instructors and aerie type...
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:03 am

The Factory One-X is now painted in their tradisional Yellow :twisted:
Peter time to colour in your avatar :mrgreen:

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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by George » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:34 am

I would have gone mal with the flames :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Samba Flyer » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:46 pm

I still want one
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:10 pm

Samba Flyer wrote:I still want one
He He :D put a deposit down and wait in line behind us :mrgreen:
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Peter L » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:44 pm

RudiGreyling wrote:The Factory One-X is not painted in their tradisional Yellow :twisted:
Peter time to colour in your avatar :mrgreen:

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Strangely enough, the bland unpainted Onex, as in my current avatar, has really grown on me :oops: A splash of paint here and there - like the fg tips & cowl would suffice :?

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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by George » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:25 pm

AGree. It does not look as chunky?
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Tue May 31, 2011 3:21 pm

OK So the Onex Kits are "released" and available for ordering: http://www.sonexaircraft.com/onex/

They missed the $20K mark (Kit = $13K Engine $7K = $20K) but you still need to add prop and instruments so lets call it $25K for a brand new modern day kit and aerie. Not Bad :twisted:

Since I took an early deposit position, I will get a 5% discount Jippie. We are placing our order this week.
We ? Yes! I am partnering with Peter L on this thread to build it 50/50 The Onex Partnership.

It will take some time before they ship it or for it to arrive, so expect a Onex Build Thread late this year.

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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Samba Flyer » Tue May 31, 2011 3:33 pm

I cant wait too - I want to be the first fly on your wall!
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Tue May 31, 2011 3:41 pm

Samba Flyer wrote:I cant wait too - I want to be the first fly on your wall!
He He, here are 3 super cool pictures to wet our appetite :twisted:

The Spirit of Solo Flight!
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Folding Wings ala Corsair...yeah baby!
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Not a bad looker either
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Peter L » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:21 pm

Some more flames ...
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:27 pm

He He Peter, we are commited now, the order has been faxed! No turning back now :twisted:
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by heisan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:49 pm

Did it really only end up $1000 cheaper, and 20lb lighter than the Sonex? I hope its final performance numbers at least live up to expectations...
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:47 pm

heisan wrote:Did it really only end up $1000 cheaper, and 20lb lighter than the Sonex? I hope its final performance numbers at least live up to expectations...
Those website numbers are wrong and you are not comparing apples with apples
(The website weight listed for Sonex is 620lbs for all the eninge options AeroV, Jab 2200 and Jab3300 NOT TRUE, check some real weights on the web of the engines they go from 130 to 180 lbs. So I suspect they used the Jab 2200 figure which its the lightest of the lot) :twisted:

The Sonex kit is $1500 more expensive than the Onex excluding engines ($14.5K vs $13K)
A Sonex equiped with AeroV will be 30lbs heavier than a Sonex with a Jabiru 2200 cuase a Jab is 30lbs lighter so (620+30=650 lbs)
But the Jabiru 2200 is $7500 more expensive than AeroV ($14.5K vs $7K)

So your comparison to make more sense it would be:
- Onex @ 600lbs (Aerov) and Sonex @ 620 lbs (Jabiru 2200)
- Sonex airframe kit is $1500 more expensive and the Jabiru Engine another $7500
= so total $9000 more and 20 lbs more.

OR

- Onex @ 600lbs (AeroV) and Sonex @ 650lbs (AeroV) = 50lbs and $1500 more

But build time & folding wings & Hangar space saving & Mission is not your equation. :twisted:


Rudi

PS: As a primary first airplane it does not make a lot of sense, but as a secondary airplane standing in the corner of the hangar wings folded, ready to go have cheap FUN! Absolutely!
PPS: And remember I am a builder flier, i need to keep myself busy with something :twisted:

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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Samba Flyer » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:00 pm

Exactly my attraction to the Onex

I can build it - scratch an itch
I can fly it afterwards - scratch a second itch.

But it won't replace my current steed but park perfectly under its wing so that I can choose my pleassure when i go flying

And I would like to put in a Rattex 80 hp- then it really doesnt make sense -
It would be light
It would be expensive
It is a single seat
Its fast but not a bullet
Its just FUN

and so it gets added to the Toy Box
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