Sonex Sonex-A

Aircraft description

The Sonex A is well-respected 'mountain of fun'; cruising comfortably at 120kts while easily stretching its legs to 135kts when asked! But it's the efficiency that is stunning; the type burns between 14 and 17L/h in this cruise range, making it one of the most efficient machines on the market. For a tailwheel it is incredibly docile with the direct steering tailwheel which provides a lot of confidence on the ground.

This recent build has been fastidiously LAME maintained and is running beautifully. The upgraded canopy latch offers significant safety improvements over the standard Sonex design. The tailwheel has also been upgraded to pneumatic for far better handling on sealed surfaces. A recently installed Trig TT21 Transponder with ADSB-Out plus TY91 VHF Com radio with dual monitoring completes the package. This aircraft would suit an RPC holder looking for a docile, highly efficient sport aircraft for local fun or short-to-mid-range cruising.

Basic info
Aircraft type
Single Pistons (Recreational)
Make / Manufacturer
Sonex
Model
Sonex-A
Year
2017
Registration
19-8706
Registration status
Registered for sale
Total airframe hours
385 HRS
Airframe serial No.
759
Location country
Australia
Location state
VIC
Engine hours
385 HRS
Engine / Propeller / Rotors
Engine type
Single engine

Primary (engine / propeller 1)

Engine manufacturer / Model(s)
Jabiru 2200
Engine serial number(s)
22J76
Last known cylinder compressions
66, 74, 66, 72
Propeller / rotor manufacturer
Brent Thompson
Propeller / rotor hours
350 HRS
Avionics / equipment

Standard instrumentation, MGL Stratomaster Ultra HXL, Inclinometer, ASI, TT21 Transponder with ADSB-out, TY91 radio with dual watch, CO detector, Fixed RAM mount for iPad

Exterior / Interior Condition
Interior condition (Seller assessment /10)
8
Interior details
Simple and tidy interior, grey with red stitching. The seat cushions are on the thinner side to allow for slightly taller pilots to still fit!
Exterior condition (Seller assessment / 10)
7
Exterior details
Beautiful cream paint with grey/red/blue accents. Landing lights, recognition lights.
Additional information
Annual due date
04/05/2024
Registration due
08/03/2025
Reason for sale
Upgrading to a 4 seat IFR aircraft.
Location airport / place
YLIL
Unserviceable items / work needing completion
Internal battery on EFIS has died.
Accident history / details
NIL
Storage history
Hangared whole life until Sep 23, has been in tie downs since.
Extras included in the sale (use an example )
e.g towbar, aircraft cover
Punkinhead bespoke large cover. Box of spares and parts.
Specifications & performance
Cruise speed (kts)
Sea Level @ 75% power
120
Stall speed landing (kts)
38
Maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) (kg)
500
Empty weight (kg)
292
G limits
+6/-3
Fuel capacity
60L
No. of fuel tanks
1
Aircraft logbooks available & complete?
Available & complete
$44,900

GST Not applicable

Seller information

Contact Name:

Nicholas Christie

Seller Type:

Aircraft Broker

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