Sonex Aircraft SubSonex
The SubSonex is an experimental, single-place jet from Sonex Aircraft’s “Hornet’s Nest” development division. The aircraft is often referred as a “microjet”.
Length: 16 ft 6 in (5.03 m)
Wingspan: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Wing area: 60 sq ft (5.6 m2)
Empty weight: 500 lb (227 kg) average
Gross weight: 1,000 lb (454 kg) utility configuration
Fuel capacity: 40 U.S. gallons (150 L; 33 imp gal)
Powerplant: 1 × PBS TJ-100 turbojet, 290 lbf (1.3 kN) thrust
Number built: 11
Cruise speed: 210 kn (240 mph, 390 km/h) TAS
Stall speed: 50 kn (58 mph, 93 km/h) landing configuration
Never exceed speed: 249 kn (287 mph, 462 km/h)
Range: 420 nmi (480 mi, 770 km) with 30 minute reserve
g limits: +4.4/-2.2 in utility configuration, +6/-3 in aerobatic configuration
Rate of climb: 1,600 ft/min (8.1 m/s) initial at sea level
Fuel consumption: 18 US gallons (68 L) per hour
*MGL Avionics Flight II instrument and the MGL V10 Com transceiver
This little bird would be a huge fun factor in Infinite Flight. Just imagine flying in formation with your friends like in the picture or do some airshows on Casual with it. Additionally, it wouldn’t be difficult to develop as it’s very small which means we could have a lot of details at the same time. Furthermore, I think it would be flown all the time it’s one of these aircraft which you take out for a random flight.
Final words: You need courage to vote for it ;)
Don’t hesitate to comment your opinion and if you like it feel free to vote !