The two-seat SubSonex JSX-2T project was announced just before AirVenture 2019 receiving a positive reception during the show, and in the months since. A number of customers have already added their names to the first production slots.
Most of the work since AirVenture has been in the form of engineering analysis and detailed modeling of the aircraft in SolidWorks 3D CAD software. Building on the extensive 3D modeling design process of the Sonex, Waiex and Xenos B-Models, SubSonex JSX-2T will be the most extensively modeled design in the Sonex Aircraft product line thus-far, which the company says will help speed the prototype construction process, as-well as the process of transitioning to kit production.
With most of the design work completed in SolidWorks, along with most of the engineering and analysis work for the aircraft, construction of physical prototype aircraft parts for JSX-2T will begin later this winter with the goal of having a prototype aircraft completed and flying this Summer. Sonex Aircraft will have a prototype on-display in their booth at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020, and at the open house event before the show.
Once the majority of critical flight testing tasks are completed, Sonex Aircraft will offer deposit holders the opportunity to turn their deposits into firm orders. The plan is to begin the process of kitting the aircraft this fall to begin shipping the first kits around year-end, 2020.
More information on the Sonex website.