Total OneX Build Time: 582.0 hours
  • Waiting Game

    Working on the rear tail spar, I came to the point where I need some bolts, aviation grade bolts, but I couldn’t find them anywhere in the kit supplies. Called Sonex. Finally figured out the the aviation hardware comes in a seperate kit from a third party. We found the...
  • 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...