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Sonex Waiex

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WAIEX (pronounced "Y-X") is simply a Y-tail Sonex. Built purely for it's good looks, the Waiex specifications and performance numbers are identical to those of the Sonex and, like the Sonex, is perfectly suited to the new US Sport Pilot/LSA regulations. The Waiex retains the same Sonex flight characteristics and high performance in all phases of flight, including aerobatics.

The Waiex is only available in kit form. The Waiex complete kit includes many pre-fabricated precision parts.

Engine: 80 hp 2180 AeroVee
Length: 18' 1"
Wing Span: 22'
Wing Area: 98.0 sq. ft.
Tail Configuration: Y-tail
Tail Height (Std Gear): 51"
Tail Height (Tri-Gear): 69"
Tail Width - with tail tips: 88"
Main Gear Width: 71" (with wheel pants)
Air Foil: 64-415
Primary Structure: 6061 aluminum
Cockpit Width: 40 in.
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): 171 kt / 197 mph / 317 km/h
Empty Weight: 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
Cockpit width: 40 in
Utility Category
Gross Weight: 1100 lbs
Baggage (Max): 40 lbs
Useful Load: 480 lbs
Rate of Climb: 800-1000 fpm
Load Factor: +4.4 / -2.2 G
L/D: 11:1
CG Limits: 20-32% Wing Chord
Aerobatic Category
Gross Weight: 950 lbs
Baggage (Max): 10 lbs
Rate of Climb: 1000-1250 fpm
Load Factor: +6.0 / -3 G
CG Limits: 23-29% Wing Chord

Engine: 80 hp Jabiru
Length: 18' 1"
Wing Span: 22'
Wing Area: 98.0 sq. ft.
Tail Configuration: Y-tail
Tail Height (Std Gear): 51"
Tail Height (Tri-Gear): 69"
Tail Width - with tail tips: 88"
Main Gear Width: 71" (with wheel pants)
Air Foil: 64-415
Primary Structure: 6061 aluminum
Cockpit Width: 40 in.
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): 171 kt / 197 mph / 317 km/h
Empty Weight: 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
Cockpit width: 40 in
Utility Category
Gross Weight: 1100 lbs
Baggage (Max): 40 lbs
Useful Load: 480 lbs
Rate of Climb: 800-1000 fpm
Load Factor: +4.4 / -2.2 G
L/D: 11:1
CG Limits: 20-32% Wing Chord
Aerobatic Category
Gross Weight: 950 lbs
Baggage (Max): 10 lbs
Rate of Climb: 1000-1250 fpm
Load Factor: +6.0 / -3 G
CG Limits: 23-29% Wing Chord

Engine: 120 hp Jabiru
Length: 18' 1"
Wing Span: 22'
Wing Area: 98.0 sq. ft.
Tail Configuration: Y-tail
Tail Height (Std Gear): 51"
Tail Height (Tri-Gear): 69"
Tail Width - with tail tips: 88"
Main Gear Width: 71" (with wheel pants)
Air Foil: 64-415
Primary Structure: 6061 aluminum
Cockpit Width: 40 in.
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): 171 kt / 197 mph / 317 km/h
Empty Weight: 620 lbs.
Range: 400 miles
Cruise Speed @ Sea Level:  135 mph
Cruise Speed @ 8000 ft (TAS): 170 mph
Power Loading (GW/HP): 9.583
T.O. Distance: 250 ft
Landing Distance: 500 ft
Cockpit width: 40 in
Utility Category
Gross Weight: 1150 lbs
Baggage (Max): 40 lbs
Useful Load: 530 lbs
Rate of Climb: 1200-1400 fpm
Load Factor: +4.4 / -2.2 G
L/D: 11:1
CG Limits: 20-32% Wing Chord
Aerobatic Category
Gross Weight: 950 lbs
Baggage (Max): 10 lbs
Rate of Climb: 2000+ fpm
Load Factor: +6.0 / -3 G
CG Limits: 23-29% Wing Chord

 

 


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