Total OneX Build Time: 1035.0 hours
  • Cherry Fairing Balloons

    Charter Flights I complete my first charter flight as a captain, taking a couple from Las Vegas to Page AZ. Then I did two more flights this week. It was fun, but left less time to work on the OneX. CherryMax Rivets The CherryMax rivets arrived over the weekend. These...
  • Rivet Ramble

    Wing Rivet Hole Prep Tedium of preparing all the wing skin hole has been continued and completed. Whew! You can see in the picture how the front half of the holes are dimpled. Unfortunately, the copper clecos kept popping out of these dimpled holes. This was the clue #1 of...
  • Tips and Dimples

    Wing Tips The fiberglass wing tips are over-sized, as usual. I ended up cutting 8” off the end to get maximum clearance through my garage door. A metal strip is added to the inside of the fiberglass to add strength. Still, there’s no significant structure holding the tips on… maybe...
  • Wing Skins

    Skins are all drilled. The tricky part here was getting the ribs lined up and centered on the holes that needed drilling. In many cases it was impossible to reach around the skins to adjust the rib positions. That’s especially true when on my back under the wing. Angelique was...
  • Vinyl Wrapped Ailerons

    Ailerons Got the ailerons finished… mostly. In order to properly balance them, they should be painted first, or wrapped in my case. (side note: Fascinating video showing why ailerons must have a counterweight) So I get to try out the vinyl wrap! My design calls for grey on the bottom...