Total OneX Build Time: 582.0 hours
  • Windshield

    Don’t be decieved. In the image below, the windshield and canopy are merely resting on top of the fuselage. They are not fastened. Of the two, the windshield is supposed to be attached first. Despite not fully understanding the plans, I proceeded like you would with a math problem; start...
  • Shields Up

    Since my last blog, I’ve begun a few separate tasks but missing hardware has delayed each until today. Spar Ends Not much to show here but I received the needed bolts and washers to finish assembling the spar tips and tighten all the bolts. Glare Shield This has been where...
  • A Place to Sit

    Lots to report: Wrap As a test for going the vinyl wrap route as apposed to paint, I decided to wrap the hood of my car to get a feel for the process. I got Luka to help me. There was a learning curve. It actually took us three attempts...
  • Rough Riveting

    All the solid rivets in the main spar have been bucked. I can honestly say that I prefer the pull rivets over the solid rivets any day. Why? Bucking rivets is strenuous. I began on Friday and it started fun. But after a few dozen, my elbow was sore from...
  • I Dilled, I Deburred...

    I drilled. I deburred. I got a repetitive stress injury. At least I suspect I am. It’s the deburring. It puts a lot of pressure on the center of my palm and I think it’s the cause of a loss of sensitivity in my fingers in the last couple of...