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    Sonex Onex

    Has anyone recived a onex kit yet? Thanks

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    The Sonex forums have people showing photos of significant build progress on their Onex...so I'd have to venture a "yes."
    Robbie Culver
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    With over 50 Onex kits shipped in 2011 by Sonex and the first kit shipped in July according to the Sonex end of year message, I'm sure that most of them have been received unless Conway is stockpiling them somewhere. Whether any of those builders frequent this forum and can thus offer first-hand information, I don't know.
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    I would like to really look at one of those wing fold mechanisms. up close. It sounds to good to be true! Not that I am doubting it but I have just have to see it work and if I would feel safe. I just have to find a solution to this hanger problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV8505 View Post
    I would like to really look at one of those wing fold mechanisms. up close. It sounds to good to be true! Not that I am doubting it but I have just have to see it work and if I would feel safe. I just have to find a solution to this hanger problem.
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    I got one of those now and it fits my ego fine! ! I'm planning in my 40's for flying in my 70's.Former B-52 hanger by the way.620.jpg

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    I was there in 2010 for the "roll out" and saw them demo-ing the wing fold. Took about 15 seconds, both wings up or both wings down, if you weren't really trying. My hangar-mate was there in 2011 and said they were dropping the wings from fully stowed. Not that I would do that with my airplane, but I guess they have got some confidence in that mechanism.

    Not sure what you want to see - there's a "paddle" for the aileron, so nothing to connect/disconnect there, and the release lever pulls 2 pins - one at the bottom of the main spar, and one through the aft spar.

    Here's some photos I took, wing hinge about halfway down on this page:
    http://www.spoonworld.com/flying/osh...h2010_onex.htm
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    Thank you. What did you think of the wing lock assy? Are you building one?

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    I've yet to see a wing folding and locking assembly on a prop aircraft that I am fully comfortable with short of what is found on WWII naval aircraft.
    Unfortunately in science what you believe is irrelevant.

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    I know what you mean.. I was iin the navy and we were always working on wing locks. That is why I want to see one up close to see if it is something I would like to pursue.

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