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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:52 pm

heisan wrote:
George wrote:Any idea when will be available?

Well, the Sonerai 1 has very similar performance and specifications, and it is available right now ;) . Just rag and tube, instead of blik...
If I have it correct the sonerai was also designed by the Monettes the same people bringing you the onex?
It means the onex is more modern, more durable aluminum, and cool folding wings!
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by heisan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:08 pm

RudiGreyling wrote:
heisan wrote:
George wrote:Any idea when will be available?

Well, the Sonerai 1 has very similar performance and specifications, and it is available right now ;) . Just rag and tube, instead of blik...
If I have it correct the sonerai was also designed by the Monettes the same people bringing you the onex?
It means the onex is more modern, more durable aluminum, and cool folding wings!
Yup - the Sonerais were John Monette's design, and the Sonex family his son, Jeremy Monnet. Onex is definitely more modern, and doesn't require recovering every few decades...
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by heisan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:50 pm

Taking orders now for deliverey mid 2011!!!

http://www.sonexaircraft.com/onex/
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by angelwingsthesecond » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:31 am

For those who too lazy to click through on the link.
Make Your Onex Kit Reservation Today!

Attention all Onex mailing list subscribers:

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is pleased to announce that refundable $500 deposits* are now being accepted, with Onex Airframe Kit deliveries expected to begin by mid-year, 2011, and Tail Kit deliveries beginning much sooner!

As a subscriber to the Onex mailing list, we are giving you 2 days advance notice of this opportunity to reserve a Onex kit production slot. A notice will be posted to the Sonex Aircraft web site home page, and a press release will be distributed to the general public on Thursday, March 17 detailing this deposit program. The date and time (U.S. Central Time) of your deposit payment will determine your order among all Onex customers for kit shipment availability.*

*See full details, terms & conditions, and make your Onex Kit Reservation at: http://www.SonexAircraft.com/onex

Onex is In-Demand while Development Continues, On-Track:

The Onex single-place, folding-wing, aerobatic aircraft has been a highly anticipated Sport Pilot-eligible airplane kit, as evidenced by Onex mailing list membership growing to over 1,300 subscribers! Many prospective Onex builders have submitted requests to make a deposit and reserve their place in-line for Onex kits, and the opportunity to make those reservations has now arrived. The Onex flight testing schedule continues to make rapid progress, and the Hornets' Nest Research and Development team at Sonex Aircraft, LLC is extremely pleased with the aircraft's performance in every aspect. We encourage all to maintain their subscriptions to this mailing list to stay abreast of the latest news and information.

Estimated Onex Kit Pricing Available:

Estimated kit pricing is now available for the Onex, with a Complete Airframe Kit base price of USD $12,995**

Onex kits will be offered in Complete Airframe Kits & Sub-Kits, and popular upgrades such as Pre-Assembled Main Wing Spars and Machined Angle Component Kits will be offered to reduce building time. Additionally, the Onex design has a smaller parts count than other Sonex Aircraft designs, while using more CNC machined parts to be included as standard items in the basic, non-upgraded, kit to further reduce build time.

**Estimated pricing only. Prices subject to change without notice. See more estimated pricing information at: http://www.SonexAircraft.com/onex
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Peter L » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:09 am

Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:25 pm

Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, deposit paid, will see where I fit in the queue...yes some risk involved...willing to take it...Rudi
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by George » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:30 pm

RudiGreyling wrote:
Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, deposit paid, will see where I fit in the queue...yes some risk involved...willing to take it...Rudi
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:35 pm

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Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, deposit paid, will see where I fit in the queue...yes some risk involved...willing to take it...Rudi
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If I find the right 2 partners at springs airfield I might consider group build, but this is not an open invite yet. Rudi :wink:
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by angelwingsthesecond » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:52 am

RudiGreyling wrote:
RudiGreyling wrote:
Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, deposit paid, will see where I fit in the queue...yes some risk involved...willing to take it...Rudi
Angelwings,
If I find the right 2 partners at springs airfield I might consider group build, but this is not an open invite yet. Rudi :wink:

Well, I will have to watch from afar! Unless I move to Springs or you move down to the coast! GREEN with envy! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :P :P :P
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:54 am

RudiGreyling wrote:
Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, deposit paid, will see where I fit in the queue...yes some risk involved...willing to take it...Rudi
I paid 8 hours after anouncing they are taking deposits and I am #44 in the queue. Talk about popular and selling like hot cakes. Looks like the Onex is something the community was waiting for a while and they are hitting the mark. A low cost selfish flying toy, you dont always want to pull out the big cessna or expensive RV just to go have fun..Rudi
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Unread post by RudiGreyling » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:43 pm

Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, Peter, don't you have a bit of news for us too?
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Peter L » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:54 am

RudiGreyling wrote:
Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, Peter, don't you have a bit of news for us too?
Affirm,

Sometime in the future I'll be changing my current avatar to a picture of our Onex :D
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by Swiftprop » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:56 pm

May be a stupid question but how does one get a rating in a one seater?
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:16 pm

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
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Re: Onex ($20K homebuild Aerobatic)

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:18 pm

Peter L wrote:
RudiGreyling wrote:
Peter L wrote:Um, Rudi, don't you have a bit of news for us? :D
Um, Peter, don't you have a bit of news for us too?
Affirm,

Sometime in the future I'll be changing my current avatar to a picture of our Onex :D
:twisted: =D> =P~ :D
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