OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sonex Aircraft reports several milestones in the SubSonex Personal Jet program during the month of February: The first SubSonex kit shipped from the Sonex factory; four new SubSonex model JSX-2 pilots were minted in Moriarty, N.M.; and Bob Carlton received his Low-Level Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card for the SubSonex in-preparation for the 2015 airshow season. [Read more…]
The all-electric personal air vehicle, featuring four propellers powered by four separate electric motors, moves in reaction to shifts in the rider’s weight, he explained. [Read more…]
The aircraft is the first Bearhawk LSA to be completed from a Quick Build kit. It will be on static display at the show and demonstration flights will be available. [Read more…]
A while back Christopher Ward attended a Zenith Aircraft workshop, where he built a rudder. He then purchased a CH 750 Cruzer kit. He also talked the factory into hosting a workshop that would focus on building the horizontal stabilizer and elevator sections of his kit.
In a salute to the One Week Wonder (where a complete Zenith Kit was assembled in just seven days at AirVenture 2014) he brought some members of EAA Chapter 429 in Jefferson City, Mo., to help with the construction.
Last week Lycoming Engines hosted Stu Horn, president of Aviat Aircraft, who flew the company’s Aviat Husky CNG to Williamsport, Pa., which is powered by a Lycoming IO-360-A1D6. The engine was modified to be the world’s first dual-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) aircraft, and can be powered by CNG or 100LL aviation gasoline with the flip of a switch. Members of the Lycoming engineering team gathered to examine the engine and its modifications during the visit.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sonex Aircraft passed a major benchmark this week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama, that his AeroVee-powered, Standard Gear Sonex (pictured below) flew for the first time on Sept. 23. The addition of Chris’s aircraft brings the company’s database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights.