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Sonex N367SX

Builder:
Rick Wantz
Location:
Fayetteville, AR - USA
Aircraft:
Sonex, Inc. - Sonex
Manufacturer:   
http://www.sonexaircraft.com/
Engine:
AeroVee - 80 hp 2180 AeroVee
Prop:
-
Total Build Time:
926 Hours

Welcome to my experimental aircraft web site. This is a log of my journey building Sonex #0367. Building an airplane has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I remember when I first saw a Zenith kit being built in an article I read in POPULAR MECHANICS, August 1997 magazine. I remember thinking how cool it would be to be able to fly an airplane that you built yourself. I ended up deciding to build the Sonex because of the ease of building, great plans, factory support, and Sonex has the most complete aircraft building systems I have seen. From the tail to the AeroVee engine, Sonex seemed to have the best airplane package for a novice builder. I was planning to order the tail kit this winter, but ended up buying a partially completed kit.

Sonex Specifications
Length: 18' 1"
Wing Span: 22'
Tail Configuration: Conventional
Primary Structure: 6061 aluminum
Cockpit Width: 40 in.
Fuel Capacity: 16 US Gal.
Stall Speed (full flaps): 40 mph
Stall Speed (clean): 46 mph
Max Flap Extended Speed (Vfe):100 mph
Maneuvering Speed: 125 mph
Never Exceed Speed (Vne): 197 mph

Performance 80 hp 2180 AeroVee
Gross Weight 1100 lbs
Baggage (Max) 40 lbs
Useful Load 480 lbs
Empty Weight (average) 620 lbs.
Range 550 miles
Cruise Speed @ Sea Level* 130 mph
Cruise Speed @ 8000 ft (TAS) 150 mph
T.O. Distance 400 ft
Landing Distance 500 ft
Service Ceiling (calculated) 16,000 ft
Rate of Climb 800-1000 fpm
Positive Load Factor +6.0 Gs
Negative Load Factor -3.0 Gs


Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 01-17-2015
0.1
KNWA Report On The Evening News
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 01-17-2015
0.1
Flight To Grove OK
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 12-16-2014
0.1
Sonex Smile Ride
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 08-01-2014
0.1
Flight To Oshkosh!
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 07-27-2014
0.1
Flight To Oshkosh!
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 12-24-2013
0.1
Flight Test Report
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 07-06-2013
0.0
First Flight! Part 2
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 07-06-2013
1.0
First Flight! Part 1
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 05-11-2013
5.0
Working On Final Punch List For Airworthiness Insp
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 04-20-2013
6.0
Wingtip Position Lights Installed
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