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B-Model features added to Xenos motorglider
Thursday, 5 January 2017

Sonex Aircraft is extremely pleased to announce the new Xenos B-Model

aircraft kit! The Xenos-B combines all of the great enhancements of the

Sonex and Waiex B-Models with the outstanding motorglider performance and

value of the Xenos.

The Xenos-B is available to order now, with a Complete

Airframe Kit base price of USD $27,495. Kit shipments are estimated to begin

in March, 2017.

"We're very excited to bring the huge improvements of the Sonex and Waiex

B-Models to the Xenos motorglider," writes Sonex Aircraft General Manager

Mark Schaible. "This change has been requested by many prospective Xenos

Motorglider customers and brings all of our two-place aircraft up to the

same enhanced B-Model specification. B-Model fuselage changes for the Xenos

also bring expanded payload opportunities to the Teros UAV program, which we

are continually developing in-conjunction with Navmar Applied Sciences


Xenos B-Model enhancements include:

More Room and Comfort:

Sonex and Waiex B-Models are enlarged via straightening of the forward

fuselage sides, and feature improved creature comforts:

*More width and comfort at the shoulders, hips, knees and feet.

*Seat back is moved aft, and new seating geometry accommodates taller

individuals. Staggered seating is available via upholstery seat back


*Center ³Y-Stick² offers dual controls with easier cockpit entry and roomier


More Panel Space:

The enlarged B-Model instrument panel offers plenty of space for today¹s

popular dual-screen avionics installations (including the MGL iEFIS Explorer

8.5² displays) with room to spare.

More Engine Options:

A new Universal Cowl is designed to fit many popular engine options.

Builders can experience the same great firewall-forward support for

AeroVee/AeroVee Turbo and Jabiru engines, and in addition, B-Model engine

mounts are available for UL Power and Rotax 912-series engines.

More Fuel:

The new B-Model fuel tank holds 20 US gallons a 4-gallon increase over the

original Xenos!

More Standard Features and Less Build Time:

Xenos B-Model kits come with more of what builders need to finish their

aircraft in the shortest time possible:

*Machined Angle Components Included

*AeroBrake Hydraulic Brakes Included

*Dual Throttle Quadrants Included

*AeroConversions Trim System Included

*ABS Molded Cockpit Side Panels, Cable and Pushrod Fairings Included

*Precision-molded cowling is installed quickly and easily

*Engine mount bolts quickly and accurately to the airframe

*More laser-cut, formed and machined parts to reduce fabrication time and

ease construction

*Machined Canopy Bows for easier canopy installation with a perfect fit

*Plus all the great features of existing Sonex Aircraft kits

The Same Great Xenos Flight Characteristics:

The best part of a Sonex Aircraft is the way it flies, and the B-Model Xenos

will be no-exception!

*Lightening the aircraft in key areas without sacrificing structural

integrity gives the B-Model a very similar weight despite it¹s larger size.

*Performance specifications are equal. Takeoff, climb, cruise, stall,

landing: the specifications are the same between B-Models and the original

generation aircraft.

*More engine options with 100 hp or more offers more options for enhanced

performance with your B-Model.

The Xenos follows in the Monnett tradition of bringing the cost of motor

gliding to a highly affordable level. Using the same cost-effective and

easy-to-build construction techniques and materials of the Sonex and Waiex,

the Xenos offers another Reality Check for the soaring world. The Xenos

comes standard with utility wing tips that can be easily removed to fit

inside a 40 foot hangar, and can be quickly interchanged with optional

aerobatic wingtips.

The Xenos can either be flown as a Sport Pilot/LSA, or it can be flown by

pilots that hold a glider rating with a self-launch glider endorsement. The

Xenos can be flown as a powered aircraft, a self-launched glider that soars

with the engine off, or it can motor-soar over great distances with

incredible fuel economy.

Contact details from our directory:
Sonex Aircraft, LLC Airframer
Related aircraft programs:
Sonex Sonex-B