Hornets’ Nest Research & Development

Development Archives and Current R&D Projects

A Commitment to Research & Development

Sonex Aircraft, LLC has always been committed to research and development for the growth of its product lines, and the future of recreational aviation. The company’s design team has a long history in innovation, research and product development. Among other distinctions, design team members include an EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame inductee and Dr. August Raspet Memorial Award winners, recognized for contributions to light aircraft design. With the Sonerai, Monerai, Monex Racer, Moni, Sonex, Waiex, Xenos, Onex, SubSonex, AeroVee, AeroInjector and e-Flight Initiative to their credit, the Sonex Aircraft, LLC design team has been heralded as "inspirational pioneers" by engineers from large organizations like Airbus and Cessna.

This commitment to R&D and engineering is what makes Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products outstanding competitors in the experimental aircraft marketplace, offering The Best Performance Per Dollar available with the most robust and thoroughly engineered aircraft in experimental aviation. The design team’s mission drives Sonex Aircraft, LLC to lead the way forward to future flight with projects such as the e-Flight Initiative for electric flight, the SubSonex Personal Jet, and UAS development with Sonex Aerospace.

Hornets' Nest R&D Blogs:

The following blog categories serve as development archives for existing Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products, and updates for existing research projects & potential future products that we've made public:

Launched in 2007, the E-Flight Initiative is Sonex Aircraft's research program dedicated to enhanced efficiency in flying, with a major emphasis on the development of electric aircraft powerplant technology.

E-Flight Initiative

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Maybe we’re guilty of a little carbon trading for the E-Flight Initiative, but nobody can deny that every pilot’s fantasy is to own and fly a jet! The SubSonex is designed to give pilots of more average means the title of Jet Jock.

SubSonex Personal Jet

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B-Models are More of everything you want in a sport aircraft including More Room and Comfort, More Panel Space, More Fuel, More Engine Choices, More Features & Less Build Time, and the Same Great Flight Characteristics!

B-Model News & Developments

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Onex (pronounced “One-X”) is a single-seat aircraft designed to offer an even-more economical way to build and fly your sport pilot aircraft! The folding-wing design can fit into a standard 7’ garage door!

SubSonex Personal Jet

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The Xenos follows in the Monnett tradition of bringing the cost of motor gliding to a highly affordable level. Using our simple building techniques, the Xenos offers another Reality Check for the soaring world.

B-Model News & Developments

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The AeroVee Turbo follows the Sonex tradition of continuous improvement for our products by developing an economical, light-weight, simple, and reliable retrofit turbocharging system for the AeroVee engine.

SubSonex Personal Jet

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