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About

Welcome to my blog! My name is Ryan Roth and I am a corporate pilot living in Knoxville, TN. In the summer of 2013 I came across a brochure for sonexaircraft.com. It piqued my interest and the more I researched their airframe hardware kits, the more interested I became in actually building one. The kicker came when I realized that I could realistically build the entire airplane in my unfinished basement, remove the wings, and fit it out an existing door opening (the door itself will need to be replaced.)

By October 2013 I was very close to making a decision on whether or not to purchase a kit, and attended a Sonex Workshop in Oshkosh, WI.

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I had the opportunity to take a test flight in the Sonex pictured below.

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During the workshop, we made a sample part of the airframe: a section of the leading edge of the wing:

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By the end of the workshop, I was sold. I ordered my kit and awaited delivery of Waiex #197.

Next post: DELIVERY

 


4 Responses to About

  1. Rick Caldwell

    Ryan,,

    Do you have tools still for sale? I esp. need a Sonex bucking bar & black clecoes. I’m making my Xenos wing spar now.

    • Ryan

      Rick, I decided to keep them for the time being, they have come in handy in later stages in the project and am going to keep them around until the airframe is complete.

  2. rjz

    What has happened to this project? I have been following along for years and it has been a while….. certified, or mothballed?

    • Ryan

      Neither! I’m back at it and working toward completion. I appreciate you checking in!

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