The Sonex Airplane


The Original Reality Check

Specifications
Length:
18′ 1″
Wing Span:
22′
Wing Area:
98.0 sq. ft.
Tail Configuration:
Conventional
Tail Height (Std Gear): 56″
Tail Height (Tri-Gear): 74″
Tail Width–with tail tips:
92″
(interior width required for enclosed trailer)
Main Gear Width: 71″ (with wheel pants)
Air Foil:
64-415
Primary Structure:
6061 aluminum
Cockpit Width:
40 in. More Info
Fuel Capacity:
16 US Gal.
Stall Speed (full flaps):
40 mph [64 km/h]
Stall Speed (clean):
46 mph [74 km/h]
Max Flap Extended Speed (Vfe):
100 mph [161 km/h]
Maneuvering Speed:
125 mph [201 km/h]
Never Exceed Speed (Vne):
197 mph [317 km/h]
Performance 80 hp 2180 AeroVee
Empty Weight (average) 620 lbs.
Range 550 miles
Cruise Speed @ Sea Level* 130 mph
Cruise Speed @ 8000 ft (TAS) 150 mph
Power Loading (GW/HP) 13.125
T.O. Distance 400 ft
Landing Distance 500 ft
Service Ceiling (calculated) 16,000 ft
Utility Category 80 hp 2180 AeroVee
Gross Weight 1100 lbs
Baggage (Max) 40 lbs
Useful Load 480 lbs
Rate of Climb 800-1000 fpm
Positive Load Factor +4.4 Gs
Negative Load Factor -2.2 Gs
L/D 11:1
CG Limits 20-32% Wing Chord
Aerobatic Category 80 hp 2180 AeroVee
Gross Weight – Aerobatic 950 lbs
Baggage (Max) 10 lbs
Rate of Climb 1000-1250 fpm
Positive Load Factor +6.0 Gs
Negative Load Factor -3.0 Gs
CG Limits 23-29% Wing Chord

Basically the Sonex airplane is a sweet ride! ‘nough said!

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