Sonex Specifications

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SONEX 

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 Volkswagon Conversion
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 Volkswagon Conversion
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

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