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Sonex Aircraft News Archive
December, 1998

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December 29, 1998
1999 price list (outdated, please view current pricing)
Formed Aluminum Kit Information

New Sonex flight video clips: (not active. view current video clips on our info pack pages.)
takeoff (mpeg 516K)
fly by (mpeg 516K)
fly by (mpeg 645K)

December 21, 1998
Rivet Kit Information
Welded Kit Information

December 18, 1998
Material Planning Guide Update (for plans holders)

One artist's interpretation of the sonex motor glider (now the Xenos).

December 17, 1998
Wing Installation Instructions with images.

December 15, 1998
Audio and Video Clips of Sonex in flight: (not active. view current video clips on our info pack pages.)
high speed pass 1(mpeg 645K)
high speed pass 2 (mpeg 774K)
low speed pass 1(mpeg 581K)
low speed pass 2 (mpeg 516K)
takeoff roll before film ran out (mpeg 258K)

Photo Archive

December 9, 1998
Sonex, ltd will now supply Cherry "N" Rivet Kits. The rivet kits will contain the entire set of "pop" rivets necessary to build a Sonex. The kits will sell for $350 and will be available in early January. There are approximately 6000 blind rivets used in Sonex construction.

Plansholders- watch for your next plan update and new order sheet in the mail this week. Also, "build-step" pictures and instructions will be added to the web under the plans-holders section next week (No longer available. Used as supplement for to-be-released plans sheets).

December 1, 1998
Two additional workshop dates have been announced. There will be another winter/spring workshop on February 27th and 28th, and the spring workshop will take place on May 22nd and 23rd. You may register for either workshop by phone at (920) 231-8297.

Sonex prototype #1 has now had six flights with the120 hp Jabiru. An oil cooler has been installed per Jabiru's suggestion, and this has improved on the high oil temperatures we had observed in previous flights. A new carburator will be installed as we have observed some poor carburation at full throttle (using Jabiru-supplied Bing carb). We have now consistently seen a cruise speed of 160 mph with a top speed of 172 mph. The 80 hp Jabiru tricycle gear sonex was on display at the December workshop, and is now the primary project.

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