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How we Built our
Sonex Tail

A step by step video demonstration for builders of the popular Sonex aircraft kit.

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How we Built our Sonex Tail is a double DVD disk set designed for the beginner and advanced builder alike. Whether you are contemplating the purchase of a Sonex aircraft kit - or - have already started your project, this video presentation will save you time and money completing your kit!  These Sonex TAIL DVDs take you from the very beginning steps of assembling the rudder, stabilizer and elevator sections of the aircraft's tail.  The pictures on this page were captured from the actual video footage in order to show the scope of construction provided in this video set.

While the Sonex aircraft kit provides a set of plans for building the aircraft, there is no procedural documentation with these plans.  These videos will demonstrate a procedure and method for building that you can follow (or modify).  Using these videos, you will shave hours and hours off your building time as you eliminate many head scratching moments deciphering the plans supplied with your kit.  Proper sequencing of building assemblies is important so as to not "rivet yourself into a corner" which would require undoig your work to add a missed component.

Because the Sonex Tail is often the first section of the aircraft to be built, a chapter in this DVD series is devoted to the beginning builder.  This chapter demonstrates the use of tools and techniques useful for successful building of the entire Sonex aircraft. Specifics include working with metal, riveting, and deburring. This DVD set is perfect for the first time builder! The video content includes demonstrations on building the components included in the Sonex Tail  Kit (rudder, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, elevator).  Watching this DVD is the next best thing to attending a builder's workshop!

The page number of the plans for each step is shown in the lower bottom corner of the screen at all times!

Note: This production is not associated or endorsed byNote: This production is not associated or endorsed by Sonex Aircraft. It does not replace or supersede the documentation provided with the kit.  It is meant to be an aid in building the aircraft and its methods are presented only as a suggestion to builders.

This affordable 2 disk DVD video is approximately 3 hours in length and is divided into various video chapters to make navigation and review of desired sections fast and easy  The $39 price includes handling and first class postage (US). (International orders welcome, first class postage added)


$39.00  Includes First class shipping (U.S.)

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Horizontal Stabilizer skeleton

Stab skin attach

Elevator horn assembly

Elevator assembly

Stab and Elevator mating


Discussion of tools and fasteners used in building

Taking parts inventory before starting

Assembling Rudder horn

Drawing Cut lines onto rudder skin

Rudder Hinge installation

Bending of fork bracket in press

Vertical Stab spar assembly

Vertical Stab skeleton assembly

Skinning the Vert stabilizer

Rudder attach to stab