Total OneX Build Time: 1085.0 hours
  • Eclipse Jet

    I flew a jet! And it was awesome! Flying the Eclipse Jet 550 was quite a bit easier than I’d imagined and not all that unsimilar from flying my Cirrus. This flight when straight into my logbook as my first turbine time and my first multi-engine time. How cool?! How,...
  • Back From Mexico

    It’s been a while. Back at the beginning of March, Rod, the founder of FlyOtto and OpenAirplane was in town for some news interviews. He and I hung out and went flying for a couple days. Then I was off on spring break last week. I had a great time...
  • 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...