Total OneX Build Time: 582.0 hours
  • Fiberglass Tips, Take 2

    Drilled out the rivets for the elevator horn. Some rivets are a cinch. Other’s really didn’t want to come out. In the end, no major damage. I think I’ll be able to rivet the new ribs back in and no one will be able to tell that it was redone....
  • Oops!

    My first significant mistake occurred today. I attached the left and right elevators 1/8” too close together on the horn. See the first pic. As I was drilling the holes for the horn attachment, a voice inside my head said “Wait! Don’t attach the horn yet!” I debated with myself...
  • Parts Arrived

    At last! Two and a half months after ordering this kit, all the parts arrived. Just in time too. To complete this horizontal stabilizer, I need the horn (black piece in second picture) which was one of the backordered items that just arrived. You can see that I riveted it...
  • Horizontal Tail

    On Friday I did a flight for FlyOtto to Montrose Colorodo. The couple wanted to go to Telluride, which is a convenient airport nestled into the mountains minutes away from the ski resort, but it was closed due to bad weather. Montrose is the closest airport, an hour drive north...
  • Oh It's a Plane

    “Oh. It’s starting to look like an airplane.” That what people said when they walked into my shop today. And by the end of the day I finished the the vertical tail. (whew) See the first pic. Welding the spars and the ribs was uneventful. That vertical tail tip though…...