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Waiex #83
First Flight: June 7th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Bruce Turner
Current Owner: Bruce Turner
Email: bruce@hta.co.nz
Phone: N/A
Location: Whitianga, New Zealand (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Waiex #083, ZK-WYX, took to the air for the first time on 7th June 2018 from Whitianga airfield with Alan Coubray at the controls (Alan is builder of Sonex #689 which first flew in August 2007). Alan reported the aircraft flew as expected and without any issues. Chris and I were stoked! We understand #083 is the first Waiex to fly in New Zealand. I would like to offer huge thanks to major co-builder, Chris Wade, for his significant effort and excellent workmanship. Chris and I would like to thank Sonex for the great kit and quality set of plans. We hardly required any support and when we requested it we received immediate responses. Thanks also to Alan for his encouragement along the way and for conducting the first flight.
Xenos #33
First Flight: May 27th, 2018
Engine: Revmaster R-2300 VW
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Rick Ksander
Current Owner: Rick Ksander
Email: Ksanders@bellnet.ca
Phone: N/A
Location: Peterborough, ON|Ontario Canada (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Ist flight Sunday May 27,2018. Performed as advertised. Thanks to your office for all the help and advise.
Onex #117
First Flight: May 24th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Dirk Verdonck
Current Owner: Dirk Verdonck
Email: dirkverdonck@hotmail.com
Phone: +32 479 807 081
Location: Leffinge, Belgium (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
First flight today May 24th, a half hour stint over the Belgian coastline. Flew hands-off first time and the second landing attempt was the good one!!! Brgds, Dirk
Onex #152
First Flight: April 26th, 2018
Engine: CAMit 2200
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Leonard Schmader
Current Owner: Leonard Schmader
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Sewalls Point, FL United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
The first flight was great, no issues with the plane! I want to thank John Willson CFI, of Valkaria, Florida EAA 1288 for checking me out in a two place Sonex, and especially Mike Ketchpaw and the EAA members at Ft Pierce Florida, EAA chapter 908 for all their help in using their facilities to trailer the plane to for test flying. I built the trailer so that I can keep the plane in my garage, the plane gets 58 road miles on it for each flight.
Sonex #645
First Flight: April 15th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Denico Woode
Current Owner: Denico Woode
Email: denico.woode@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Location: Fort Riley, KS United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
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Onex #200
First Flight: January 24th, 2018
Engine: AeroVee
Gear: Standard
Controls: Center
Builder: Micah Martin
Current Owner: Micah Martin
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A
Location: Scottsdale, AZ United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
Website: View builder's website
The OneX performed like a champ. It was surprisingly nimble, highly responsive, and very light to the touch. While in the air, I marveled at how all those bit and pieces I assembled over the past year worked in harmony to fly me in the sky and heed my command. The Scottsdale weather that day could have cared less though. During the 15 minutes my OneX and I were orbiting the airport, the winds had changed from calm to 18 knots gusting almost fully crosswind. Crazy! Two times I had to go-around. The untamed AeroVee roared back to life on each occasion, taking me back to the sky. We bonded then, me and that little engine. On the third approach I had my OneX wrestling the wind and winning all the way to the ground. We rolled back to a welcoming party of curious pilots who had only just learned of the maiden flight while we were in the air. What a day!
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 #1570
First Flight: November 30th, 2017
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Gear: Standard
Controls: Dual
Builder: Jeff Boyd
Current Owner: Jeff Boyd
Email: N/A
Phone: 940-220-8016
Location: Ponder, TX United States (Map)
EAA Technical Counselor: No
EAA Flight Advisor: No
This airplane is a joy to fly! The feel and flight characteristics are wonderful. I was honored to get some flight time in a local Sonex owners aircraft to prepare me for my first flight. Every landing made so far has been effortles. Having a thousand hours in tailwheel aircraft, this is the easiest tailwheel aircraft I have flown.
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.
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