Total OneX Build Time: 866.0 hours
  • Hydraulic Brakes

    As Hannah and Rob (family friends) walked by the garage last week as I was fabricating brake parts, we chatted and I mentioned that I didn’t know exactly how to install hydraulic brakes. It turns out that Hannah’s dad (Vic) was coming to town. He’s handy with cars and knows...
  • Controls & Hardware

    Controls Parts Continuing with the controls, I started with the flaps. Missing hardware prevented me from fastening the control stick to the mounting rod. So I moved on to the aileron/stabilizer control and got the stick attached. Then on to some pulleys, mounting brackets, and most everything required to put...
  • Back to Work

    Summer was awesome but it’s time to get back to work. Oshkosh 2017 Luka and I flew up to Oshkosh on Sunday and camped next to the airplane. What a great time. We saw plenty of aircraft, of course. For the first time I was able to attend lots of...
  • Loose Ends

    Yesterday I finished the canopy. See below. It’s… okay. I’m not thrilled with how it turned out, but it’s good enough that I don’t feel the need to redo it. My main gripe is that there’s two spots where it bows up, not fitting flush with the edges. On the...
  • Millimeters at a Time

    With the canopy roughly cut to size, I decided my best stratefy would be to cleco it to the frame. This was a commitment because I couldn’t move the holes I had to drill. Even though I couldn’t figure out if the canopy was the right size or shape, I...