Total OneX Build Time: 582.0 hours
  • Pinpointed Peers

    Finally I connected with fellow Sonex builders in the Phoenix area, John and Dennis. John built the full size Sonex and seems to have a reputation in the valley. He invited me to see his bird on Saturday, and put me in contact with Dennis. Dennis is building a OneX...
  • Got Hardware?

    It’s been over a week! I had a nice visit with my aunt and uncle last week, and then my wife and I got started on taxes. But I’m back on the plane. The hardware arrived yesterday. It came in these nice trays and a rack that you can see...
  • Fuselage Fun

    Build a bunch of parts today on the fuselage. Much of the work is the same as before. Oh, Rob did help me builds a couple small spring mounts on Sunday. Thanks Rob! The big stuff today was the skins and longerons. The skins were big, like 7’ long, left...
  • Murdering Metal

    Any passer-by who looked at the floor and/or workbench of the shop today would think we were in the business of torturing and butchering extruded aluminum, if there was such a business. Shavings, dust, and twizzles of aluminum all over the place. We toyed with the idea if burning it...
  • Ode to a CNC

    CNC: Computer Numerical Control - These are the machines that cut detailed metal pieces perfectly whether by cutting bits, water, or lasers. We started on the fuselage, because it has many parts to work on without need of missing hardware. The one we started with was a doozy. It was...