Friday, April 16, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,000. Empty wt. 620. Fuel capacity 16. Wingspan 22'10". Length 20'10". Engine 8-hp 2180 VW. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 150. Cruise mph 110. Stall mph 40. Climb rate 800-1,000 fpm. Range 475.
The Sonex is a relatively inexpensive two-seater of all metal construction. It uses a variety of engines from 80 to 120 hp, including the 2180cc Volkswagon, 2200 Jabiru, and 3300 Jabiru. Plans include mods for a tail-wheel or a nose wheel, and kits can be ordered in an “easy build” configuration that includes pre-formed wing ribs, fuse formers, and control surface ribs.