Club Building Project

Sonex Tri-Gear Build

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First Flight – Saturday 21 November 2015

Project Started – February 2014.

Build Completed – August 1015. 3,000 hours of work by 35 members required to complete.

Please check the picture galleries below to see the build progress.

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Many thanks to our sponsors whose generous support has made this project possible.

 

First Flight

First Flight
Saturday November 21 saw the first flight of the SAC Sonex with Nick Tebneff at the controls. Two flights made on the day with only some minor adjustments to the mixture and idle to be made.  

Sonex First Engine Start

Sonex First Engine Start
https://youtu.be/v8A76G_FI2U  

Fuselage Fit Out

Fuselage Fit Out
Me, enjoy this job… Yea!

Fuselage Construction

Fuselage Construction
Fuselage started Saturday 21 June 2014 Main structure finished 26 August 2014

Right Wing Construction

Right Wing Construction
Right Wing Finished.

Left Wing Construction

Left Wing Construction
As this is a large gallery, it may take a while to load. See Also – The Right Wing.

Workshop Visit

Workshop Visit
Great turnout by club members to view the magnificent workshop facilities (thanks Dr Dan) and the kit contents before the build commences.

Workshop Prep

Workshop Prep
Great work by a group of members to get the workshop cleaned out and ready for the build. Thanks to Chris Moore, Rob Winterlich, Steve Nelson and Chris Dearden. Particular thanks to Chris Moore for digging a trench to bring power and water to the workshop, adding lights and power points and building shelves to...

Kit Delivery

Kit Delivery
Steve and Greg Nelson did a great job organising the pickup and delivery of the kit which saved the club the $800 delivery fee. Thanks to Steve Nelson, Greg Nelson, Chris Moore, Rob Wintulich and Chris Dearden for help with unloading the crate and moving everything to the workshop.

Sonex Project Information

Sonex Project Information
The aims of the project are The project is aimed at the 25 and under group. However, all club members are welcome to express their interest in gaining some hands on building experience. Encourage new (and younger) people to join the club. Provide hands on experience in airframe and engine construction mentored by experience members. […]

Sonex Build Information

Sonex Build Information
Build Schedule Schedule as at 8 July 2015. Aircraft Complete The Grey lines show the initial schedule. Time Sheet Times at 8 July 2015 – 2,893 hours Newsletters Sonex Build Newsletter March 2014 Sonex Build Newsletter April 2014 Sonex Build Newsletter June 2014