Sonerai 1

by John Monnet
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The Sonerai I is a mid-wing sport plane, racer, designed to meet all Professional Race Pilots Association (PRPA) and Formula Vee Racing requirements for 1600cc Volkswagen powered aircraft. The Sonerai I will accept engine displacements from 1600cc through 2180cc.

 

"The Sonerai I enjoys an excellent reputation for strength, speed, and agility, especially in the Formula VEE racing circuit. The Sonerai I can handle + or - 6 G's with the "S" wing. It can accommodate a 6 foot, 200 pound pilot. The Sonerai I will do 170 m.p.h. flat out, full throttle on a Great Plains 2180cc engine. The Sonerai airframe can be built for about $6,000. Miscellaneous hardware, canopy, paint, engine, instruments and fabric is also required. Average cost to build is $16,000 to $22,000 depending upon engine and instruments used. Construction time is 800 to 1,000 hours."

 

Source: greatplainsas.com

Specifications

Empty weight:
440 lbs (200 kg)
MTOW:
700 lbs (318 kg)
Stall speed:
39 kts (45 mph) (72 kph)
Cruise speed:
130 kts (150 mph) (241 kph)
VNE:
196 kts (226 mph) (363 kph)
Climb:
1000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Take-off distance:
600 ft (183 m)
Engine:
1600-2180cc Volkswagen
For sale for: USD 16,000 / EUR 13,600

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