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One Week Wonder Returns for 2022


The One Week Wonder event brings excitement and enthusiasm to others in the community by showing what it looks like and feels like to build an aircraft from a kit,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters and homebuilding.

Just as it has in previous years, the One Week Wonder build in 2022 will provide an excellent opportunity to show the world that anyone can build an airplane. Attendees will have the chance to pull a rivet, and have their photo taken as a souvenir.

The Waiex-B is based on the original Waiex, but it features more cockpit space, a center “Y-stick” option, electric flaps, more panel space, and a 4-gallon increase in fuel capacity. This particular Waiex-B will be a first for Sonex, as it will incorporate the first factory-designed installation of a Rotax 912 iS powerplant.

Stop by the One Week Wonder tent located in the EAA Four Corners area to watch the build in progress, pull a rivet, and even vote on the paint scheme.

Aircraft Make & Model: Sonex Waiex-B
Certification: E-AB

Length: 18 feet, 1 inch
Wingspan: 22 feet
Height (standard gear): 51 inches

Maximum Gross Weight: 1,150 pounds
Empty Weight: 620 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 20 gallons
Seats: 2

Powerplant Make & Model: Rotax 912 iS
Horsepower: 100

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