The First Customer Built Sonex Aircraft, The Onex Sport Aircraft Takes
By Shane Nolan
May 12, 2012 - Sonex Aircraft announce that the first
customer-built example of the new Onex single-place,
folding-wing, aerobatic sport aircraft has taken flight!
Bill Fisher of Jackson Tennessee flew his AeroVee
powered, standard gear Onex, serial number ONX0018 for
the first time on Thursday, May 10th. Bill received the
fourth Onex kit sold by Sonex Aircraft, shipped on
August 5, 2011.
Sonex Aircraft is an American aircraft kit manufacturer
located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, producing kits for four
all-metal homebuilt monoplanes. The company is led by
John Monnett who has designed the Monnett Sonerai sport
aircraft series, Monnett Monerai sailplane, Monnett Moni
motorglider, and Monnett Monex racer. Monnett designs
are displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the
National Air and Space Museum near Washington D.C.
The Onex (pronounced ?One-X?) is a single-seat aircraft
designed to offer an even-more economical way to build
and fly a sport pilot aircraft. The folding-wing design
can fit into a garage, or share a T hangar with other
aircraft, be trailered on local roads, and the wing
panels are easily removed for trailering at highway
|The cockpit of Bill Fisher's Onex, featuring AeroConversions Throttle Quadrant and Pitch Trim System, MGL Avionics Stratomaster XTreme EFIS displays and MGL V10 Com radio.|
The Onex follows the Sonex Aircraft design and engineering
tradition in offering a simple, robust, aerobatic aircraft
capable of squeezing incredible performance out of lower powered
engines. Like all other Sonex Aircraft, the Onex is designed for
use with the AeroConversions AeroVee Engine. The simple, low
cost, and technically advanced AeroVee Engine Kit is a perfect
fit for the Onex, offering outstanding performance and economy.
Sonex Aircraft is a leader in the experimental kit aircraft
industry, providing a series of Sport Pilot eligible kit
aircraft and producing the AeroConversions line of products
which include the AeroVee engine, AeroInjector and ancillary
The Onex Complete Airframe Kit and Sub-Kits are the most
advanced kits ever produced by Sonex Aircraft, offering more
than ever before in pre-fabricated parts and matched-hole
tooling. Staying true to the Sonex Aircraft mission of offering
The Best Performance Per Dollar, Onex kit builders can get their
aircraft flying for as little as $25,299.
Sonex Aircraft?s Sonex, Waiex, and Onex sport planes, and the
Xenos sport motorglider offer outstanding performance in an easy
to build, easy to fly kit package that can be purchased and
completed with full technical support at an unrivaled price.
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