Total OneX Build Time: 1035.0 hours
  • Not All Roses

    It occurred to me that I might be over-simplifying the work involved in assembling the engine. It’s not quite like Legos, or Ikea furniture. It’s not all roses. There’s quite a bit of finagling, undoing, redoing, rigging, etc… Before I get into details, I took another flight lesson today for...
  • Engine Work Continues

    Flywheel arrived! I got it Monday like Sonex promised but I wasn’t able to work on it until today. And boy what a productive day! Yesterday, double tailwheel lesson. Practiced all kinds of landings, even one-wheel landings…. freaky… and awesome! Today I: Married the two halves of the casing together....
  • Shipping Shenanigans

    Wondering why my missing parts were taking so long to arrive, I checked the tracking numbers on UPS and saw that two packages had been delivered to my porch in the last couple days. But there was nothing on my porch. Looking closer I saw that they had been delivered...
  • In the Mean Time

    Started the day with another tailwheel lesson in a Piper Super Cub (see picture below). We practiced “3-point ladings”, where all three wheels touch the ground at the same time. Accoring to my instructor, Larry, this is the default or preferred landing technique in tail draggers. It feels a bit...
  • Progress on Engine

    Finally! I did some real assembly of the engine today. 1) First thing in the morning, as I was preparing breakfast for my family, I put the timing gear and prop hub to bake in the oven. The crankshaft assembly went seamlessly. The icy cold crankshaft came out of the...