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Now is the Time to Get Your Jet!

Sonex Aircraft, LLC is now accepting Kit Reservation Deposits for the SubSonex Personal Jet!

A $10,000 refundable* deposit will reserve your place in-line for the first SubSonex kit deliveries, anticipated to commence mid-year, 2014. An introductory price of $125,000 will be guaranteed for the first ten Kit Reservation Deposit holders, which includes the SubSonex Ultra-Quick Build Kit and the PBS TJ-100 turbojet engine with installation accessories.

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a personal jet, now is the time! The SubSonex extends the Sonex Aircraft 'Reality Check' philosophy to become the first truly practical and affordable personal jet for recreational flying. The first benchmark on the SubSonex 'reality checklist' is the fact that the aircraft is becoming a reality in the very near-term as an Ultra-Quick Build Kit, complete with engine, that leaves only the most minor items for the customer to source, and the most basic of construction tasks to complete. When you are flying a SubSonex, the $100 hamburger never tasted so good!

*SubSonex Kit Reservation Deposits are refundable minus a $1,000 cancellation processing fee, and are available 60-90 days from written request for cancellation.
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Ultra-Quick Build Kit
The SubSonex will ship with a pre-assembled fuselage, wings, tail and control surfaces with canopy and windshield installed. The SubSonex customer will install the easily removable outboard wing panels, engine and fuel system, bolt-in the retractable landing gear, install avionics, electrical systems and controls, install the supplied BRS full-aircraft recovery parachute system, pre-molded fiberglass components and upholstery, and add paint.
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About the Aircraft

Nobody can deny that every pilot’s fantasy is to own and fly a jet! The SubSonex is designed to capitalize on new generation small turbine engines to give pilots of more average means the title of Jet Jock. SubSonex is all about taking a thrilling rocket ride around the neighborhood!

The SubSonex Personal Jet concept was first unveiled at AirVenture in 2009. After successful pairing with the PBS TJ-100 engine, the SubSonex JSX-1 prototype achieved first flight in August 2011 and completed a successful flight test program in 2012.
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JSX-2 Features
Second-generation JSX-2 prototypes are currently under construction to serve as “conforming” prototypes representing the final SubSonex Personal Jet product. JSX-2 will incorporate many new features and enhancements, including fully retractable gear with a steerable nose wheel, a full-airplane ballistic parachute system, larger cockpit, increased fuel capacity and more:
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Larger Cockpit: SubSonex JSX-2 aircraft will feature a larger cockpit using a straight section of parallel longerons which maintain the 24" cockpit width from the pilot's shoulders to the windshield bow.

Using roughly the same overall dimensions, some changes in seating geometry add to the increase in cockpit width to offer more leg, knee and head room (above).

Larger Instrument Panel: The larger SubSonex cockpit allows for the installation of a larger instrument panel to fit a wider range of modern avionics, including iPad/tablet installation

Ballistic Parachute Recovery System:
JSX-2 includes a ballistic parachute full-aircraft recovery system. This eliminates the need for a pilot-wearable parachute, greatly improving seating comfort and further increasing available cockpit space.

Improved Lines/Aesthetics: Sculpted lines in the nose area of the aircraft combine with dimensional and geometric changes to the cockpit area to give the JSX-2 a far-more aesthetically pleasing appearance from nose to tail. Fully-Retractable Landing Gear also adds greatly to the aesthetics and performance of the design. The side view of SubSonex JSX-2 shows off the new variant's appealing lines: from the redesigned nose and cockpit, to the fully-retractable gear, to the sculpted look added by the tail strake.

Fully-Retractable Landing Gear: SubSonex JSX-2 aircraft will feature fully-retractable landing gear with steerable nose wheel. The retractable main gear uses dual-truck wheels for safety and redundancy at higher runway speeds with integrated hydraulic brakes similar in-design to the innovative and highly-successful AeroConversions AeroBrake system, and integrated shocks using urethane rods vs. higher-maintenance oil-filled systems.

Larger Fuel Capacity: The SubSonex will see increased fuel capacity of 44 US gallons using a rotationally-molded cross-linked polyethylene fuel cell, making for a very robust and rupture-proof tank design (right).

Easily-Removable Outboard Wing Panels:
Removal of the aircraft's outer wing panels will be a one-person task that will be extremely simple and easy. The fuselage with wing center section will easily fit into an enclosed trailer along with the removed outboard wing panels.

Autopilot Compatible: Although long cross-country flying isn't part of the SubSonex's intended mission, the aircraft's control system is fully-compatible with today's new generation of lightweight and compact autopilot units.

Optional Smoke System: The SubSonex JSX-2 design will feature an optional integrated smoke generator, further increasing the jet's fun-factor.

Optional Cabin Heat: After all, we can't expect you to be cruising a jet around at 10,000+ feet without it!
An oxygen system will be optional too!
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Same Great Engine: The PBS TJ-100 Turbojet!
The TJ-100 turbojet engine is produced by PBS Velká Bíteš of the Czech Republic, a large manufacturer of rotary machines with roots dating-back to 1814. The TJ-100 is designed for UAV, UCAV, experimental aircraft and motorized gliders with hundreds of units delivered since its introduction in 2008. The engine is a true "plug & play" package featuring integral ECU, starter/generator and oil system, and ships complete in the SubSonex kit with instrumentation, throttle control, pre-wired harnesses and other installation components. The 247 lb thrust engine continues to exceed the expectations of PBS designers and customers alike, with flawless performance and an outstanding service history, all backed by top-notch customer service. The TJ-100 can fit in a small crate to be economically shipped for service, and PBS can turn-around inspection and overhaul service orders in a single week
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Read the SubSonex Test Pilot's Report in AOPA Pilot:
The SubSonex is featured in the December, 2012 issues of AOPA Pilot and Turbine Pilot magazines! The article, "Jet in a Box: Some Assembly Required" is written by SubSonex lead test pilot Bob Carlton and covers the SubSonex flight experience, as well as some of the aircraft's history and our plans for the future of the design.
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Watch the SubSonex Webinar:
Sonex Aircraft, LLC Founder & President and SubSonex Personal Jet designer John Monnett held an informative EAA-hosted webinar in 2012. Catch this SubSonex webinar in archived video format on EAA's web site!
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