I completed Sonex #1072 on August 18, 2014 and made the first flight on August 22, 2014 from Charlie Brown/Fulton County Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airplane now has over 150 hours on it and has made several trips from Atlanta to South Florida, the Carolinas, and to Tower, Minnesota which is just south of the Canadian border. Continue reading "David Jacob Heino's Sonex"
Sonex Aircraft introduced a new product from AeroConversions: Rotax Engine Mount Attach Bars. Developed for Sonex/Rotax 912-series engine mounts, AeroConversions Rotax Attach Bars can also be used for custom Rotax 912 engine mounts on any experimental aircraft. Continue reading "Sonex Introduces Rotax Engine Mount Attach Bars"
I completed my scratch-built Sonex on February 28, 2015. First flight was March 8, 2015. Sonex SN 1534 is a taildragger and equipped with an 80HP Aerovee engine, MGL Extreme EFIS, MGL V6 radio, Sandia mode C transponder, Ameriking AK451 ELT. It took 3 years and 1450 hours to scratch-build in my garden shed.
- Dana Baker, Sonex N1534S
Sonex Aircraft is now accepting orders for its long-anticipated AeroVee Turbo engine, with deliveries to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. The AeroVee Turbo is rated at 100 horsepower at sea level and yields significant performance enhancement to the Sonex line of aircraft without breaking the bank. Price of the AeroVee Turbo is $10,995, and an AeroVee Turbo upgrade package is available for installation with existing AeroVee engines, even those already installed and flying, at a price of $3,995.
Sonex Aircraft announced that the first customer-built example of its new Onex single-place, folding-wing, aerobatic sport aircraft has flown. Bill Fisher of Jackson, Tennessee, piloted his AeroVee powered, standard gear Onex for the first time on May 10. Fisher received the fourth Onex kit from the company, shipped last summer.
The Onex is designed to offer an economical way to build and fly a sport aircraft. The folding-wing design means the plane can fit into a garage or share a T hangar with other aircraft, and can be trailered on local roads. The wing panels are easily removed for trailering at highway speeds. Continue reading "First Customer-Built Onex Flies"