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Waiex #11
First Flight: April 13th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Kenneth Scott
Current Owner: Kenneth Scott
Email: kenneth.scott1024@att.net
Phone: N/A
Location: Oakdale, CA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Waiex #11 made its first flight on Monday April 13th at Oakdale Airport (O27). I would like to thank all the Sonex personnel for their help and advise. I want to especially thank Joe Norris and the T-Flight program, it made the first flight a non-event. The aircraft flew and handled extremely well. Kudos to Sonex!
Sonex #612
First Flight: April 12th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: Ray Kurian
Current Owner: Ray Kurian
Email: rkurian@uniteone.net
Phone: 816-726-5730
Location: Kearney, MO United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Scratch building. Tail done, Wing ribs and spar material done (have not got the caps yet). Aft fuselage done except T-Deck. Fwd fuselage sides cut. T-Deck done now, Fwd fuselage attached. Polishing as I go. More work gets done in the winter time. Went with the nose gear because I was able to pick up the main gear at a discount. Also this will keep insurance easier. Buttoning up the wings as soon as I finish polishing the skins. After that can rig them. 12/15/2014 - Moved to airport (GPH). Installed wings. Final details and rigging in progress. Estimated completion on 02/01/2015 Received airworthiness inspection on 4/11/2015, and first flight was the next morning when winds were calm. First flight was conducted by Shannon Knee and he said other than a left wing heaviness which disappeared when the flaps were deployed, and the need for a rudder trim tab, the aircraft performed without an issues. After 11 1/2 years of building from plans with 2 job changes and 2 moves, it was thrilling to see it take to the air. When my father was alive he always wanted to build a plane, so this first flight was dedicated to him.
Xenos #21
First Flight: April 9th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Bartolomeo Carlo Colapietro
Current Owner: Bartolomeo Carlo Colapietro
Email: b.colapietro@archiworld.it
Phone: N/A
Location: roma, Italy (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
The motor glider began its flights on 17/09/2014 on 04/09/2015 Inspector Civil Aviation Authority concluded the visit of testing the motor glider XENOS 0021. The airplane flies better than expectations. thanks to the designer Monnet and his entire expert team. Bartolomeo Carlo Colapietro - Roma - Italia -
Sonex #1325
First Flight: March 19th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Robert Ohlson
Current Owner: Robert Ohlson
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Poinciana, FL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
I am pleased to announce that Sonex kit TD with a Jab3300, #1325 has flown successfully on March 19, 2015 after 3.5 years in build time which started in New Jersey and finished in Florida. Your Sonex team has been a joy to work with during the 3.5 years it took me. Your Sonex team was always there to help(tech support), and fill my orders with a friendly email. My flight was from Winter Haven airport in Florida, with my ground team and Jeanne my wife watching. I will be working on flying the 40 test hours off and breaking in my new Jab3300 engine. After the test hours are flown off paint will be next with the wings, wheel pants and tail tips painted Royal Blue, the nose will be Silver, and fuselage polished. Please find attached a picture of my Sonex. regards, Bob Ohlson
Onex #38
First Flight: March 18th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Michael Roderer
Current Owner: Michael Roderer
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Dayton, OH United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Made first flight of standard gear ONEX (ONX0038) on March 18th. The aircraft flies straight and level hands off. It took me a few attempts at tuning the Aero injector, but it can be done. Tech support (Kerry and Joe) resolved the few issues I had. My special thanks to fellow ONEX builder Todd Reifers for pictures and advice, my father-in-law Bill Nostadt and wife Nancy for their support and encouragement. Building the ONEX was a great experience.
Sonex #1534
First Flight: March 8th, 2015
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Dana Baker
Current Owner: Dana Baker
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Acton, CA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
I flew Sonex N1534S for the first flight today March 8, 2015, at KWJF Lancaster California. The plane flew great and climbed very well. I spent an hour getting familiar with the handling in all phases of flight. Many thanks to my wife for understanding my Sonex addiction, All the folks at Sonex and to Gary Aldrich my EAA flight advisor, Steve Irving my EAA Tech Counselor, and the very helpful controllers in the Fox Airfield tower. Sonex 1534 is a taildragger equipped with an Aerovee, dual stick, Sandia Transponder, MGL EFIS Extreme w/ full AHRS, MGL V6 radio, panel mounted Garmin 295 GPS. Now I know what the Sonex grin is all about.
Sonex #749
First Flight: March 6th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Michael Neidenthal
Current Owner: Michael Neidenthal
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Peyton, CO United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Just had my first flight in my Sonex serial #0749 on March 6th at KFLY. My N# is N370MN. I purchased the kit from the estate of Russ Woodyard in Tennessee. My mentor's John Gillis (116YX), and Jeff Shultz (604CM) said it was a great build, and just had to finish up the project. Big thanks to my mentor's and Steve Rothert for all their help! Can't wait to bring it to KOSH ( with paint) of course.
Onex #46
First Flight: February 21st, 2015
Engine: Revmaster R-2300 VW
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Center
Builder: Gary Anders
Current Owner: Gary Anders
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Enola, PA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Hi this is Gary Anders. I wanted to let you know that had my first flight of my Onex on 2/21/15. N490CG. It has a Revmaster R2300 engine. I am so happy with the performance of this plane. I have four hours on it already and couldn't be happier. Thank you Sonex staff for all your help. I'm not sure what I like more, building or flying the Onex. It was a great experience all around.
Waiex #143
First Flight: January 16th, 2015
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Michael Radtke
Current Owner: Michael Radtke
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Mather, CA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Just want to let you all know we flew our waiex #143 today Jan 16th, at KRYN Ryan Field Tucson AZ. Thanks to all that have helped make this happen. The jabiru 3300 ran great and the plane was trimmed out from the start. Now on to the 40 hour test period. Looking forward to bringing it to Oshkosh this year for the annual homecoming! Michael Radtke and Norman Radtke .
Onex #16
First Flight: December 22nd, 2014
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Merle Reppert
Current Owner: Merle Reppert
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Paradise, CA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
I test flew Onex 0016 on December 22 ----This is my fourth Sonex aircraft build ( Two Sonex's and two Onex's ) My first Sonex had a Jabiru 3300 engine and was a blast to fly So I decided to put a Jabiru 3300 in Onex 0016 The extra work installing the engine was well worth it. The performance is just awesome ( High performance Air Gasum )
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