Bob Carson’s Sonex

Sonex N754TA took 2.5 years to complete, and it first flew in September 2009. This is my first build and the construction went smoothly due to the design and great kit offered by Sonex. Special thanks to my wife, Lourdes, for her patience and support during this great adventure.

N754TA is propelled along nicely by a 120-hp Jabiru 3300 engine. The instrumentation includes a Stratomaster Enigma EFIS for flight information and engine monitoring, XCOM radio, Becker transponder, AOA indicator and Trio Avionics two-axis autopilot. It also has LED landing and position lighting.

I started this project during my Sport Pilot flight training and finished it just after getting my tailwheel endorsement. I flew the test flight with a total of about 50 hours of flight training, which included only about 2 minutes of Sonex stick time. The test flight was also the first time I had a chance to solo a tailwheel aircraft. The first flight was exhilarating, but all went well and I think that first landing has been my best so far as I was really focused.

Location: Highland Village, Texas

e-mail address: carsons11@yahoo.com

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