Total OneX Build Time: 1035.0 hours
  • 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...
  • Got Dad's Help

    My parents came to visit, and my dad is helping me this week. You’ll see him drilling pilot holes in a critical piece. He did a fine job. We finished part of a part, needing missing hardware to complete it. Sonex said I should get the hardware by Feb 18-20....
  • Getting the Hang of It

    Tristan comes into my shop with a Lego he just built. Tristan: “Isn’t this a cool Lego Dad?” Me: “Yeah, it is! It looks like a plane with a big gatling gun on the front.” Tristan: “Yeah. I want you to have it to help you build your plane. If...
  • Tailwheel Achievement Unlocked

    That’s right. I got my tailwheel endorsement. That means when I finish building this plane, which may be several months from now, I can fly it. Rock on! This afternoon, without help to put the engine back on the bench, I started on a different tail parts. It bothersome to...