Experimenter

APR 2015

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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8 Vol.4 No.4 / April 2015 FLIGHTLINE SONEX AIRCRAFT ANNOUNCED the fi rst shipments of SubSonex JSX-2 jet kits from its Oshkosh factory in February. An ultra-quick- build kit for a customer in Durango, Colorado, was the fi rst in a series of seven kit deliveries included in the fi rst kit production run. Other orders were destined for Ontario, Canada, Pennsylva- nia, Missouri, Kentucky, and Oklahoma, as well as New South Wales, Australia (via ocean container). Orders are now being accepted for the second run of SubSonex Quick Build Kit pro- duction, to commence in August 2015. In early February, Sonex Aircraft President John Monnett and Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett traveled to Moriarty, New Mexico, to join designated pilot examiner (DPE) Bob O'Haver and BonusJet fl ight instructor Billy Hill in making their fi rst fl ights in the SubSonex JSX-2 and subsequent qualifying fl ights for SubSonex permanent letters of authorization (LOAs). Moriarty Airport is the home of SubSonex chief test pilot and air show performer Bob Carlton, and it's also the base of Carl- ton's BonusJet training program through his company, Desert Aerospace. SubSonex customers may obtain dual instruction in the jet-powered TST-14 Bonus sailplane, dubbed the BonusJet, which uses the same PBS TJ-100 turbojet systems used in the SubSonex to contribute toward their SubSonex LOAs. DPE O'Haver is available to the BonusJet program for issuance of SubSonex temporary and permanent LOAs to qualifying pilots. For more information, visit www.SonexAircraft.com . Sonex Aircraft Delivers First SubSonex Kit DYNON AVIONICS HAS created a compact Wi-Fi adapter that links its popular SkyView glass avionics systems to the ForeFlight fl ight planning app running on an iPad. The Wi-Fi link is bidirectional so ForeFlight planning data on your iPad can fl ow into the SkyView while the Dynon system exports GPS, attitude, and other data into ForeFlight. The tiny Dynon Wi-Fi adapter plugs into the USB port on the avionics display with no need for other wiring changes. The adapter is priced at $35 and you will need one adapter for each SkyView display installed in your airplane. You will need to be subscribed to the more advanced Mobile Pro version of ForeFlight, and the SkyView displays must be operating on version 12.0 software. For more information and to see the SkyView and ForeFlight link in action, visit www.DynonAvionics.com . Dynon and ForeFlight Hook Up Via Wi-Fi Continental Motors Group received type certifi cation from the FAA in January 2015 for its IO-360-AF (alternative fuel) engine model. The six-cylinder IO-360- AF is certifi ed for standard 100LL as well as unleaded 91UL avgas now available in several countries. Flight Design GmbH is expected to take delivery of the fi rst certi- fi ed engine soon. The IO-360-AF is the fi rst engine in its class to be certifi ed for alternative fuels ben- efi ting certain markets where 100LL avgas is relatively expensive and with the expanding availability of 91UL. Beyond the alternative fuel advantage, the IO-360 series has a repu- tation for reliability, long life, and smooth operation. It is the lightest of all Continen- tal's six-cylinder aircraft powerplants. The IO-360-AF engine family of ers a maximum power output of 195 hp at 2800 rpm and a 2,200-hour time between overhaul, and it's backed by Continental's warranty and service support. Flight De- sign will use the IO-360-AF engine derated to 180 hp as required for its C4, producing power at a reduced 2550 rpm and resulting in quieter operation. Continental Motors' IO-360-AF Alternative Fuel Engine Receives FAA Type Certifi cation

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