Total OneX Build Time: 582.0 hours
  • Paint & Crankshaft Prep

    Had another flight lesson this morning to work on my tail dragger endorsement. I greased the first landing (that’s good), but the second and third indicate I need more practice. The paint for the engine casing had’nt arrived yet so I started on the crankshaft assembly. Turns out the crankshaft...
  • Engine Casing Prep

    Still no planes for construction. So I’ve begun the engine assembly. First step, wash the engine casing. Debris is left in the casing due to final machining. Washed it out with soapy water and compressed air. Second, prepare to paint the casing. Cool. I get to make the engine look...
  • Composites Last Day

    Second and last day of the composites workshop. The instructor, Scott Vanderveen is an inspriting guy. Every other tool he pulls out is a tool he built himself. Like a hot wire CNC machine, 3D printed molds and rigs, temperature sensor/switch… It makes me excited to build my own tools...
  • Composite Plane Construction

    Woke up at 4am and flew to Las Vegas. Beautiful night skyline as I came in for landing into McCarran. The composite construction workshop is great; really educational. We’re learning about the fibers, core, filler, and resin material used to build modern aircraft. So many possibilities. Composites allow for more...
  • Break Down and Ramp Up

    Sonex straightened out most of the missing and extra parts I cataloged yesterday. With all the parts accounted for, I broke down the boxes, chopped up the crate for firewood, and packed all the recyclebles in a box. Not as small a task as you might think. Since I didn’t...