Posted By RichC on July 6, 2007
Friends that know me might wonder if I’m still building an airplane in my garage — the answer is ‘yes’ (I’m still working s-l-o-w-l-y) and ‘no.’ (haven’t complete anything on the Sonex this summer, but have been working on the MGB) The plans that I’ve purchased to build from are produced by Sonex Aircraft out of Oshkosh Wisconsin. The family company will be displaying a new experimental ‘green powerplant’ later this month at AirVenture, so if you attend, be sure to say hello from me … “reserved N number” N43SX builder. (write-up after my last visit in 2005)
Sonex To Unveil Green Powerplant At AirVenture
Sonex Aircraft says it will unveil a new proof-of-concept aircraft at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., later this month that’s propelled by a “revolutionary” environmentally friendly powerplant. Sonex and AeroConversions Products will reveal their E-Flight project at a press conference on Tuesday, July 24, at AeroShell Square, the center of the show at Oshkosh, the company said on Tuesday. The project is a research and development initiative to explore viable alternative energies for powering the sport aircraft of tomorrow, Sonex said. The aim of E-Flight is to reduce the environmental impact of sport flying, while keeping recreational aviation affordable. Sonex and AeroConversions will also host a forum on Wednesday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m. in forum building 11 (REMOS Aircraft Pavilion).