What are the B-Models?
Sonex, LLC is very excited to announce its latest aircraft development project: Sonex and Waiex B-Models. What is the B-Model? It’s what you’ve been asking for! More of everything you want in a sport aircraft:
- More Room and Comfort
- More Panel Space
- More Fuel
- More Engine Choices
- More Standard Features
- Less Build Time!
- Same Great Flight Characteristics!
More Cockpit Space
More Panel Space
More Engine Options
B-Model News & Development Updates:
Sonex is excited to announce new, easier to build Xenos Tail Kits! All new Xenos Tail Kits now feature finished matched-hole stabilizer structure channels and new machined parts. This upgrade brings the Xenos up-to-speed with all other Sonex aircraft tail kits and is the final installment in a series of Xenos matched-hole kit upgrades. Like… Read More
Sonex is excited to announce a new option for Sonex, Waiex and Xenos B-Models: Dual Sticks! Thanks to popular demand, we have created an optional Dual Stick installation for all B-Model aircraft, and are making a retrofit package available to customers wishing to convert their existing aircraft. B-Model Dual Stick Retrofit Kit SNB-C04-Dual: $1,500 Order… Read More
The AirVenture 2022 One Week Wonder Waiex-B made its maiden flight early this morning here in Oshkosh! Flown by EAA and Sonex alumn Joe Norris, the Rotax 912iS powered, standard gear Waiex-B serial number WXB66OWW made a brief shake-down first flight. Initial rate of climb information indicated over 1600 feet per minute and overall performance… Read More
Congratulations to Leroy Brandt of Dane, Wisconsin, whose Sonex-B Conversion (S/N 0393B) Flew for the first time on November 28th! Leroy’s UL 260iS Powered, Tri-Gear aircraft is the first customer B-Model example to fly! “…it flew very well,” writes Leroy. “Thanks to my ground crew Jerry, cal and Hallis. This is going to be a… Read More
The Sonex Aircraft B-Models are featured in the May issue of EAA Sport Aviation Magazine! “Bigger and Better: The B-Model is Sonex’s Answer” by Megan Esau discusses the features and rationale behind the latest versions of our popular Sonex and Waiex aircraft designs, and also covers the new Xenos-B Motorglider, which is now available for… Read More
Kitplanes Magazine “Waiex-B: B Stands for Bigger” by Paul Dye Read the Article Now! Sonex Aircraft is extremely excited to announce that the Waiex-B is featured on the cover of Kitplanes Magazine’s May, 2017 issue! “Waiex-B: B Stands for Bigger” is written by Kitplanes Editor in Chief Paul Dye and covers all of improvements of… Read More
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE B-Model Features Added to Xenos Motorglider! January 5, 2017, Oshkosh, WI Sonex Aircraft is extremely pleased to announce the new Xenos B-Model aircraft kit! The Xenos-B combines all of the great enhancements of the Sonex and Waiex B-Models with the outstanding motorglider performance and value of the Xenos. The Xenos-B… Read More
Sonex Aircraft, LLC is pleased to announce that Hardware Kits from WBParts are now available for Sonex-B and Waiex-B aircraft! WBParts SmartKits are provided in sturdy impact-resistant plastic toolbox drawer assemblies that are organized, labeled and filled by hardware type and include QR codes for easy re-ordering. Effective December 21st, all new Sonex-B and Waiex… Read More
Sonex Aircraft has just released the first flying video of our new B-Model series of aircraft! Ride along with Joe Norris of Sonex Aircraft during the B-Model flight test process in Red One, our Waiex-B prototype. Red One is AeroVee Turbo powered and the flight test process has revealed no surprises — it flies exactly… Read More
Aero-News.net Sonex Has “Coolest Stuff” at AirVenture The Sonex Aircraft B-Models received some love from the folks at Aero-News.net, with the release of an AirVenture 2016 video interview with Sonex GM Mark Schaible featuring the B-Model, along with the SubSonex Personal Jet. The B-Model’s AirVenture debut helped Sonex earn Aero-News’s vote for having some of… Read More