Sonex Introduces B Models

New Sonex and Waiex B feature more room, additional engine choices and extra standard features.

Sonex and Waiex B-Models
Sonex Aircraft has introduced two new airplane kits.Sonex

Sonex Aircraft has introduced two new airplane kits, the Sonex and Waiex B-Models. The Oshkosh, Wisconsin, plane builder says the new B models offer more room inside, more panel space, more fuel capacity, additional engine choices, and more standard features “combined with reduced build time and the same great Sonex and Waiex flight characteristics.”

Sonex and Waiex B-Models have been enlarged by straightening of the forward fuselage sides, and feature improved creature comforts: There is now more width at the shoulders, hips, knees and feet; the seatback has been moved aft, and new seat geometry accommodates taller pilots; and electric flaps are now standard.

Sonex is expanding engine options by adding engine mount options for UL Power 350i, 350is, and Rotax 912-series engines. A new universal cowl is designed to fit any available engine option.

Sonex says the B-Model kits will ship with more standard features, and will require less build time. Assembled Wing Spars and Machined Angle Components are now standard. Upgrades and accessories such as the AeroBrake Hydraulic Brakes, dual AeroConversions Throttle Quadrants, and AeroConversions Trim System are now included. Build time improvements include more laser-cut, formed and machined parts, machined canopy bows for easier installation with a better fit, an easy-fitting horizontal-split cowl, and engine mounts that bolt quickly and accurately to the airframe.

The B-Model kits will be offered at an introductory price of $23,000 and refundable Kit Reservation Deposits are now available at $1,000 per reservation. B-Model kit deliveries are estimated to start in June.