Sonerai series aircraft are mid and low winged
sport aircraft. The Sonerai I was designed by John Monnett. It was designed
to meet all Professional Race Pilots Assn. and Formula Vee Racing requirements
for 1600 cc Volkswagen powered aircraft. Fuselage construction is 4130
steel tubing with a fabric covering. The aircraft has folding wings
made of 2024T3 aluminum. The Sonerai has an excellent reputation for
strength, speed, and agility. 6 versions of the aircraft are available
including the Sonerai II, two place tandem versions and LS stretch versions.
Kit Price w/o Engine: ~$1,600
Plans Price: ~$125
Number of Seats: 1
Building Materials: N/A
Building Time: ~800 HRS
Standard Engine: VW 1600CC-2180CC
Wing Span: 16.8 Ft.
Wing Area: 75 Sq. Ft.
Empty Weight: 440 Lbs.
Gross Weight: 700 Lbs.
Takeoff Distance: 600 Ft.
Landing Distance: 800 Ft.
Cruise Speed: 150 MPH
Top Speed: 180 MPH
Fuel Capacity: 11 Gal.
Range: 300 Miles
For more information on
the Sonerai series of aircraft
Great Plains Aircraft
P.O. Box 545, Boys Town, NE. 68010.
(402) 493-6507, Fax (402) 333-7750.