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Sonex

Unread post by angelwingsthesecond » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:47 pm

This is to discuss the Sonex specifically. ANY Aspect Thereof

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SONEX is a basic and economical all metal two place monoplane. Designed to meet the needs of the European and US sport aircraft markets and meets the LSA requirements in SA too, it can incorporate various light weight contemporary engines of 80 to 120 hp (engine package weight of less than 200 lbs.), and is perfectly suited to the new LSA regulations. The three recommended powerplants include the 2180cc Volkswagon, 2200 Jabiru, and 3300 Jabiru. Outstanding performance is achieved through its clean aerodynamic shape and simple, light weight construction.

The Sonex Plans contain many options, including a tailwheel or tricycle landing gear along with a center or dual stick. Motor Mount drawings are supplied for all three recommended powerplants.

Well thats a basic overview.

SPECS:

Length: 18' 1"
Wing Span: 22'
Wing Area: 98.0 sq. ft.
Tail Configuration: Conventional
Tail Height (Std Gear): 56"
Tail Height (Tri-Gear): 74"
Tail Width--with tail tips: 92"
(interior width required for enclosed trailer)
Main Gear Width: 71" (with wheel pants)
Air Foil: 64-415
Primary Structure: 6061 aluminum
Cockpit Width: 40 in. More Info
Fuel Capacity: 16 US Gal.
Stall Speed (full flaps): 40 mph [64 km/h]
Stall Speed (clean): 46 mph [74 km/h]
Max Flap Extended Speed (Vfe): 100 mph [161 km/h]
Maneuvering Speed: 125 mph [201 km/h]
Never Exceed Speed (Vne): 197 mph [317 km/h]

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Re: Sonex

Unread post by George » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:50 pm

Anyone near Harties building one of these? Would love to come have a look or beter yet go for a flip (will pay the gas of course)
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Re: Sonex

Unread post by Axwund » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:54 pm

Has anyone brought a Sonex into South Africa recently?

Would like to know what shipping agents have been used, as with the favourable exchange rates I would like to import a kit.

@ $13995 and R6.87 - 1$
= R96145


Anyone else keen.
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Re: Sonex

Unread post by George » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:36 pm

Yip.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Sonex

Unread post by angelwingsthesecond » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:54 pm

Axwund wrote:Has anyone brought a Sonex into South Africa recently?

Would like to know what shipping agents have been used, as with the favourable exchange rates I would like to import a kit.

@ $13995 and R6.87 - 1$
= R96145


Anyone else keen.
I am very keen, just need to find 3-4 other guys who are keen to build it together, kinda like Rudi and the boys are doing with the RV-12. Anyone else keen now?
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Re: Sonex

Unread post by Peter L » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:56 pm

Anyone got an idea how many Sonex's are flying in SA?
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Re: Sonex

Unread post by Swiftprop » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:30 pm

Why not more interest? I would also like to know more...
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