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Waiex
WAIEX (pronounced "Y-X") is simply a Y-tail Sonex. The Waiex specifications and performance numbers are identical to those of the Sonex. The Waiex retains the same superb Sonex flight characteristics and high performance in all phases of flight, including aerobatics.
Specifications
  Length: 5.5 m
  Wing Span: 6.7 m
  Wing Area: 9.1 sqm
  Tail Configuration: "Y"-Tail
  Tail Height (Std Gear): 1.3 m
  Tail Height (Tri-Gear): 1.75 m
  Tail Width--with tail tips: 2.2 m
  Total Width w/ Wings Folded: (interior width required for enclosed trailer) N/A
  Gear Options Taildragger / Tri->gear
  Control Options Dual Stick
  Main Gear Width: 1.8 m (with wheel pants)
  Air Foil: 64-415
  Primary Structure: 6061 aluminum
  Cockpit Width: 1.016 m
  Fuel Capacity: 60 litres
  Stall Speed (full flaps): 40 mph [64 km/h]
  Stall Speed (clean): 46 mph [74 km/h]
  Max Flap Extended Speed (Vfe): 100 mph [161 km/h]
  Maneuvering Speed: 125 mph [201 km/h]
  Never Exceed Speed (Vne): 197 mph [317 km/h]
Performance 80 hp 2180 AeroVee 80 hp Jabiru 120 hp Jabiru
  Empty Weight (average) 281 kg 281 kg 281 kg
  Range 885 km 885 km 643 km
  Cruise Speed @ Sea Level 209 km/h (130 mph) 209 km/h (130 mph) 217 km/h (135 mph)
  Cruise Speed @ 8000 ft (TAS) 241 km/h (150 mph) 241 km/h (150 mph) 274 km/h (170 mph)
  Power Loading (GW/HP) 13.125 13.125 9.583
  T.O. Distance 122 m (400 ft) 122 m (400 ft) 76m (250 ft)
  Landing Distance 152 m (500 ft) 152 m (500 ft) 152 m (500 ft)
  Service Ceiling (Calculated) 4877 m (16,000 ft) 4877 m (16,000 ft) 7010 m (23,000 ft)
Utility Category 80 hp 2180 AeroVee 80 hp Jabiru 120 hp Jabiru
  Gross Weight 500 kg 500 kg 500 kg
  Baggage (Max) 18 kg 18 kg 18 kg
  Useful Load 218 kg 218 kg 218 kg
  Rate of Climb 800-1000 fpm 800-1000 fpm 1200-1400 fpm
  Positive Load Factor +4.4 Gs +4.4 Gs +4.4 Gs
  Negative Load Factor -2.2 Gs -2.2 Gs -2.2 Gs
  L/D 11:01 11:01 11:01
  CG Limits 20-32% Wing Chord 20-32% Wing Chord 20-32% Wing Chord
Aerobatic Category 80 hp 2180 AeroVee 80 hp Jabiru 120 hp Jabiru
  Gross Weight 431 kg 431 kg 431 kg
  Baggage (Max) 4.5 kg 4.5 kg 4.5 kg
  Rate of Climb 1000-1250 fpm 1000-1250 fpm 2000+ fpm
  Positive Load Factor +6.0 Gs +6.0 Gs +6.0 Gs
  Negative Load Factor -3.0 Gs -3.0 Gs -3.0 Gs
  CG Limits 23-29% Wing Chord 23-29% Wing Chord 23-29% Wing Chord
Waiex Standard Gear with AeroVee 80 hp    
Base Price of Completed Waiex:            
  Prices are currently under review.  Please contact us for up to date prices and quotations.
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