Sonerai II

by John Monnet
Sonerai II - Photo #1

The Sonerai II (original) is one of the most versatile two place homebuilt aircraft ever conceived. In its original form, the standard Sonerai II is a mid-wing, two place tandem aircraft, that is flown from the rear seat solo. The II-L is the same aircraft but with a low-wing. The low-wing version is especially popular with 6 foot plus pilots, as the pilot legs go over the main spar carry through structure.

"The Sonerai II and II Stretch is rated at +/- 4 G's at full gross or +/- 6 G's solo (750 pound maximum). With a Great Plains 2180cc engine it speeds through the sky at 140+ mph at full gross!

Average cost to build is $16,000 and a construction time of 800 to 1,000 hours. A pre-welded fuselage will reduce build time by 35%.



Empty weight:
520 lbs (236 kg)
950 lbs (431 kg)
Stall speed:
39 kts (45 mph) (72 kph)
Cruise speed:
122 kts (140 mph) (226 kph)
174 kts (200 mph) (322 kph)
500 ft/min (2.5 m/s)
Take-off distance:
900 ft (274 m)
VW 1700cc - 2180cc.
For sale for: USD 16,000 / EUR 14,720

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