Total OneX Build Time: 517.0 hours
  • Horizontal Tail

    First aluminum part complete! First, following EAA’s helpful hint, I set up to be a part for the the tail front spar. Once everything was all set up (see first picture) the actual bending was almost too easy. This desired angle is 22.3° with 1/2” radius. The first bend I...
  • Filing/Deburring

    Now that I have the plans, and the engine is waiting on parts, I have nothing to stop be from building the rest of the plane…. except my lack of know-how. So I read a book this weekend. Kit Airplane Construction” by Ronald J. Wanttaja. It was great. I learned...
  • Workbench & Tools

    Last night I was reading through the plans I realized two things: 1) I have a shortage of workbench space. The moment I take the plans (3x2’) out into the garage, I loose at least six square feet of tabletop space. 2) I’m gonna have to bend these metal parts...
  • Oil's the Word

    Oil Sump This was my first task of the day. Turns out the plate holes didn’t line up with the bolts (see picture). I pulled out my drill press and widened the holes. Then it fit. However, this was the first use of the inch-pound torque wrench and I didn’t...
  • Not All Roses

    It occurred to me that I might be over-simplifying the work involved in assembling the engine. It’s not quite like Legos, or Ikea furniture. It’s not all roses. There’s quite a bit of finagling, undoing, redoing, rigging, etc… Before I get into details, I took another flight lesson today for...