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There are currently 592 reported Sonex aircraft flying worldwide.
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Sonex #1509
First Flight: December 21st, 2017
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Paul LaRue
Current Owner: Paul LaRue
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Dearborn, MI United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
YouTube: View owner's YouTube channel
Sonex #1707
First Flight: December 4th, 2017
Engine: CAMit 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Javier Palejko
Current Owner: Javier Palejko
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Posadas, Misiones, Argentina (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
YouTube: View owner's YouTube channel
Build Partner: Ruben Rigo. We are very happy to share the pictures and film of the first flight! As we operate under a controlled airport here in Argentina, we didn’t have permission to test the plane before the first flight, so our test pilot (a guy with a lot of ours in taildraggers) did a little jump to check if everything feel good and right next to it, to the air. The first flight was extremely fun, everything work as expected, both of us are very exited on the adventures that will come.
Sonex #1508
First Flight: November 29th, 2017
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Terry Cooper
Current Owner: Terry Cooper
Email: SNX1508@yahoo.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Burlington, WI United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
Construction of Sonex kit #1508 began in July 2011, and after 2,005 hours of building time, was completed in October 2016. The aircraft was built with standard gear, center controls, dual sticks & AeroVee engine. The FAA issued the airworthiness certificate on November 4, 2016. Having only a PPC endorsement on my Sport Pilot certificate, beginning in February 2017 I trained in a Citabria 7ECA & Czech Sport Cruiser to receive a Sport ASEL endorsement in August 2017 & tailwheel endorsement in September 2017. The first flight of Sonex N296SX took place on November 29, 2017. The aircraft flew very well, the only trim required was a couple of turns on the Dial-A-Trim to bring the nose down after take-off. I am happy to report that all temperatures were "in the green", except for the pilot, the OAT being only about 35 degrees F made it kind of cold for me. The only deviations from plans were to add differential hydraulic brakes and electric flaps, with automatic flap stops at 10, 20 & 30 degrees. Judging from the first flight the Sonex is going to be a fun aircraft to fly, and I am looking forward to phase 1 flight testing and beyond. Thanks to all at Sonex aircraft for their builder assistance during my project, all of the people who stopped by my hangar to offer encouragement, and special thanks to Joe Schmidt and Paul Aydt at Spring City Aviation at KBUU. Their patience and training methods were key to making the first flight of Sonex N296SX successful.
Sonex-B #393
First Flight: November 28th, 2017
Engine: UL Power UL260iS
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Center
Builder: Leroy E. Brandt
Current Owner: Leroy E. Brandt
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Dane, WI United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
My B-Model conversion made its maiden flight this afternoon. Winds were 13 slightly crosswind and with the hills around Lodi is was rough than I like but it flew very well. The UL Power 260IS [107hp] performed flawlessly and really increased my takeoff performance from my Legacy Sonex [80hp]. I was restricted to 3000RPM for the first 5hrs so I really babied it except on my takeoff I saw 3100+ for a very short time. It lifted of at midpoint on Lodi’s 2500’ turf runway. I only flew for 30 minutes but at one point heading back to the airport I was cruising at 130. Thanks to my ground crew Jerry, cal and Hallis. This is going to be a fun airplane again. [Special Note: Customer already had a UL Power engine available for this project, but it did not have the prop hub length specified for a Sonex Aircraft B-Model, which is the reason for the top cowling modifications shown. With the Sonex-specified prop hub length, no modifications are required to the B-Model cowling for UL Power engines.]
Sonex #1555
First Flight: November 9th, 2017
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Tim Mobbs
Current Owner: Tim Mobbs
Email: tmobbs@talk21.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Bungay, Suffolk, ENG|England United Kingdom (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Not having a workshop at my home, I chose to build the aircraft in a hangar at Seething Airfield (EGSJ). But having spend my entire career in air conditioned offices, I knew the winter cold would be a dis-incentive. So before the kit arrived I erected a well insulated wooden shed inside the hangar, a decision I have never regretted. Rex Ford of Fordaire, the resident engineering operation at Seething, kindly agreed to be my Inspector, which was very convenient for me as his hangar is only a few metres away from mine Although the Sonex plans are brilliant (there are detailed drawings of every part in case you have to remake any) Rex was able to clarify points that I found ambiguous. Kerry Fores at Sonex Technical Support was a valuable source of valuable advice. Most of the Sonex is quite easy to build, but I found the canopy and cowling really difficult. Fortunately Sonex provides overseas customers with two canopies and I have already used my spare! From 1943, Seething was the base of the 448th Bomb Group of the USAAF and their “assembly ship” was a yellow and black chequered B24 called “You Cawn't Miss It”. So My Sonex (registered G-YCMI) is also chequered in part, and we have incorporated the black letter “I” on a white circle born by all the Seething based Liberators. G-YCMI was flown for the first time on November 9th by a very brave Airbus Captain and fellow Sonex builder, Steve Moody. The test programme is continuing well.
Onex #127
First Flight: November 7th, 2017
Engine: Revmaster R-2300 VW
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Daniel Carley
Current Owner: Daniel Carley
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Center Moriches, NY United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
N127nx had its first flight Tuesday nov7.  The aircraft flew extremely well no trim  Needed. It’s a very easy plane to fly and land. I’m very happy with the Onex
Sonex #1709
First Flight: October 26th, 2017
Engine: AeroVee Turbo
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: John Keith
Current Owner: John Keith
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Edmonton, AB|Alberta Canada (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
I flew my plane for the first time October 27, my test pilot flew on October 26 and it flew great and ran as well. Other than needing a few adjustments to pitch control and the right hand flap (banked to the right) and running a little bit rich all went very well, just a little getting used to the speed. My previous plane was a quad city challenger. Thank you for the builder support and for producing a great product. I am extremely happy with how it has turned out.
Sonex #1646
First Flight: October 21st, 2017
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Darick Gundy
Current Owner: Darick Gundy
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Manchester, PA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
First flight today! 10/21/2017! Four years to build. Pilot friends were there! It was fantastic.
Sonex #1115
First Flight: October 17th, 2017
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Damien Favre
Current Owner: Damien Favre
Email: damien.favre@aliceadsl.fr
Phone: 00662918216
Location: Grandpuits bailly carrois, France (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
i build my sonex with solid rivet Thank you sonex community
Waiex #208
First Flight: October 7th, 2017
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Len du Preez
Current Owner: Len du Preez
Email: len@i5t.co.za
Phone: 0834537806
Location: Kempton Park, Gauteng South Africa (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
After 2 years, 5 months and 7 days on the 7th of October 2017, Waiex #208 flew for the first time. The first flight was fairly uneventful, waited the whole day for the weather to clear up after major storms and rains over the whole country. A strong cross wind, gusting up to 30 mph on the main runway did not make it any easier. But after several high speed taxi runs and a bit of tuning on the rudder-vator it took to the sky late afternoon. Can report that the elevator is fairly sensitive and the aircraft is rolling to the left. But a bit of setup modifications and trimming will solve the problem. The Jabiru 330 performs very well and has more than enough power. Would like to thanks Cliff Lotter, Adriaan Classen, Aubri de Wet and Hannes Vorster for their support and encouragement. Even more so, my wife, Dorette and the girls, Nadia and Lene, for the patience and support through some frustrating but also pleasant times during the build. Thanks for all the help from the Sonex team. Really appreciated. Now let’s go fly!
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