Aerobatics in a Sonex

The Sonex is an aerobatic capable airplane. I’m new to acro, but have found it easy to do with the Sonex. In general aerobatics need to be limited to positive G maneuvers as there is not an inverted fuel system. However, it is possible to be zero G or negative G for a moment as the fuel filter/gasolator is lower than the carb, and there is roughly 12 seconds of fuel left in the line before the engine will cut out. I haven’t tried this personally, but I’ve been told the same by several pilots.

Here is a great video of a fellow doing acro in his Sonex, the camera is placed behind the pilot and shows what it looks like from the Pilots perspective:

Here is what it looks like from the outside perspective of onlookers. Great in-flight footage:

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