- Dec 16, 2007
- Port Townsend WA
No, the Sonex will have less drag than the Xenos at the Sonex max cruise speed.My Xenos will stay aloft with 10kW, and the Sonex has 1/2 the wing and 1/2 the L/D, but weighs about 100lbs less. So I'm wag'ing double the the cruise power.
The Xenos is optimized for low speed L/D with low minimum sink. The Sonex is optimized for cruise.
The Sonex has less wetted area (wing area), so less drag and higher L/D than Xenos at high speed at sea level.