Total OneX Build Time: 866.0 hours
  • 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...
  • Pickled Engine

    Installed the secondary ignition stator. This involved a lot of removing, sanding, reinstalling, repeat. The stator (metal pickups that “stay” in place) is baked in a potting material to hold it all in place I presume. Unfortunately I should have taken a picture, but it’s on the inside of the...
  • Return to the Engine

    With my dad’s help we installed the accessory plate along with the primary ignition magnetrons. On the back side of the engine is a flywheel that spins with the crank upto 2,500 RPM. Attached to it is a powerful magnet. On the circumference are two magnetron, that generate a spark...