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Matched-Hole Formed Parts Kit:

In August, 2012, Sonex Aircraft made the addition of new pre-fabricated parts to the popular Sonex and Waiex kit models, making the airframe easier and faster to build than ever before! Pioneered by the Onex Single-Place Aircraft Kit, Sonex and Waiex Complete Airframe Kits and Sub-Kits now feature Matched-Hole Formed Parts. Adding approximately 115 new parts to each model’s kit package, the Matched-Hole Formed Parts kit consists of channels, angles and clips that would traditionally have been made by the builder from pre-formed sheet aluminum blanks provided in earlier Sonex Aircraft kits. With matched pilot holes provided, these new kit parts not only reduce fabrication work for the builder, they also reduce build time and increase build accuracy by cleco’ing to existing kit parts right out of the box! Builders can further decrease build time with the addition of the optional Machined Angle Component kit upgrade, making tail, fuselage and portions of the wing assembly fit together in almost no time.


Part Examples (Click Image to Enlarge)


Parts Cleco to Skins (Click Image to Enlarge)


Add Machined Angle Component Kit for more Matched-Holes (Click Image to Enlarge)

Those interested in scratch-building the Sonex may purchase the Sonex Laser-Cut Metals Kit without purchasing a complete aircraft kit. Note: All other aircraft models only available as complete kits.

 

See Sonex Aircraft Matched-Hole Formed Parts In Action!

Time Lapse Video: The following video is an entertaining 2-minute time lapse video showing assembly of the Onex Horizontal Tail using clecos. See the full 30 minute video below.

 

Onex Horizontal Tail Assembly (Full Length Video): The following video is a 30 minute demonstration in which Sonex Aircraft CEO Jeremy Monnett assembles a Onex horizontal stabilizer using clecos and the supplied kit parts. Important Note: This video demonstrates the completeness of the kit, not the proper construction order. The tail is built in a series of sub-assemblies following the kit-provided blueprints. All parts must also be deburred and the holes must be drilled to final size during assembly.



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