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Onex #137
First Flight: June 28th, 2021
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Thomas Helm
Current Owner: Thomas Helm
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Neenah, WI United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Just flew first flight in ONX0137, N551X today. Build started 7 years ago with steady but infrequent building, was a hobby project. Flight went well with airplane flight straight and true, very little need for pitch trim. Phase 1 flight testing now beginning. Some fine tuning required for EFIS slip/skid indicator and transmit side tone on MGL comm (none at the moment). Transmit and receive is near noise free which was a goal. AeroVee engine, non turbo, Sonex hydraulic brakes, MGL Extreme EFIS, MGL V16 remote trans/comm, Uavionics ADSB, Garmin transponder, mount for iPhone/navigation, carbon monoxide detector. (Indicated 0 during first flight).
SubSonex #17
First Flight: February 5th, 2021
Engine: PBS TJ-100
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Side
Builder: Hernan Santibanez
Current Owner: Hernan Santibanez
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Valparaiso, Chile
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
She flies great!! Mission accomplished, everything according to the schedule, thank you very much to everyone who made it possible for this aerodrome to be in the air.
Sonex #719
First Flight: December 6th, 2020
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Casey Cooper
Current Owner: Casey Cooper
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Marana, AZ United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
First flight was wonderful. Everything I thought it would be a little more. It is such a fun flying toy.
Sonex #1084
First Flight: November 19th, 2020
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Matthew McKee
Current Owner: Matthew McKee
Email: nurlicetaz@aol.com
Phone: 919-339-5953
Location: Franklinton, NC United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
My official first flight date was 11-19-20, thirteen years after I started building. Why did it take so long? After the first year building, I had completed the wings, tail and fuselage. I figured I would be flying the airplane soon. I hadn't flown in 17 years so I began flying to get current. Then I had to have an instrument rating, followed by a single/multi commercial, a CFI and then began flying CRJs for a regional airline. I spent too much time flying and not enough time building. Thanks to all the wonderful people with Sonex. Thanks to Charlie Steffey who taught me to fly his wonderful Waiex, and thanks to my beautiful wife Jamie who encouraged me from day one.
SubSonex #30
First Flight: November 9th, 2020
Engine: PBS TJ-100
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Side
Builder: Andre Viljoen
Current Owner: Andre Viljoen
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Broulee, NSW|New South Wales Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Today I joined a very exclusive club when I took my SubSonex for its first fly. Yesterday I got my Phase 1 C of A and so there were no excuses not to fly it. All went well. Took it up to 5000 and did a few stalls, steep turns etc. Landing was uneventlul and I did remember to put my undercarriage down! Looking forward to lots more flying.
Onex #197
First Flight: November 8th, 2020
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Dale Burkey
Current Owner: Dale Burkey
Email: bipbuilder@yahoo.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Walnut, IL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
November 8 onx0197 made its first flight. Only did one lap on first flight. Next flight will definitely be much longer. No surprises during flight, everything seemed to work flawlessly. On climbout cht was about 350 and egt was 1350.
Sonex #1668
First Flight: October 15th, 2020
Engine: AeroVee Turbo
Gear: Tricycle
Controls: Dual
Builder: Peter Weber
Current Owner: Peter Weber
Email: weberggm@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Winfield, BC|British Columbia Canada (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
First flight of Sonex C-IGMW was at CYLW, on 15 Oct 2020 with test pilot Bill Bryan at the controls. Very successful flight, very responsive and lots of power from the aerovee turbo. Thanks to Bill and the team at Sonex for the all help.
Sonex #1723
First Flight: October 15th, 2020
Engine: Corvair O-190
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Billy Kerchner
Current Owner: Billy Kerchner
Email: Rofomoto@gmail.com
Phone: 6106395745
Location: Royersford, PA United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Corvair 3.3
Waiex #212
First Flight: October 12th, 2020
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Randy Lyons
Current Owner: Randy Lyons
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Crystal River, FL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Waiex Ser. No. 212 chewed through it's leash on October 12, 2020. Much to the delight of the builder/owner/pilot, the wings stayed on and the engine continued to make noise (a lot of noise) till the end of the ride. There are some slight trim issues to be addressed, but no major systems or structures need to be removed or refitted. I'd like to thank both Bryan Cotton and Ryan Roth for their contribution in pictures and description on the Sonex Builder's website and personal build log. It was a great help having those resources available through the "tough" times. The conventional geared, Aerovee(ish) powered, dual stick machine came together in 4 years, 8 months, and 6 days. I'm anxious to get started on my next project. I'm thinking a pot-holder made of popsicle sticks.
Onex #162
First Flight: October 6th, 2020
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Jeff Cardwell
Current Owner: Jeff Cardwell
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Stanthorpe, QLD|Queensland Australia (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
After 6 long years Onex 0162 (19-1665) took to the air today - 6 Oct 20 at Warwick airfield in Southeast Queensland, Australia. We spent 1.3 hours aloft in the circuit area just getting a feel for the slippery little beast and giving the engine a good run as per the manual. She didn't miss a beat and improved noticeably over the flight. Thanks to the forbearance and encouragement of my wife Marjorie and occasional help from Kerry [Sonex Tech Support] the project nears completion. Now to complete the flight test program and have some fun.
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