Total OneX Build Time: 517.0 hours
  • Skeleton In The Box

    I made all the angles and ribs for the fuselage box. It’s a matter of assembling them all now. Not so easy. All the plans are in 2 dimensions, while the real plane is in three dimensions, obviously. The plans try to make up for this by showing multiple vantage...
  • Framing the Box

    The box floor is drilled and clecoed to the walls. All three of those parts are clecoed to the tail. Now there are a dozen or so beams and angles to add strength and rigidity to the structure. That means more sawing, grinding, and polishing. In the second picture you...
  • Turtledeck Finished

    First, I took apart the whole turtledeck assembly. I deburred and cleaned all the parts, reassembled everything, and riveted, and riveted some more. Finally, it’s all done. There are some minor indentations from rivets where the interior formers didn’t push all the way up to the skin. Despite my efforts...
  • Turtle Deck Take 2

    Yesterday, I got started on the new turtle deck skins. The first step is to attach them to the splice channel. You can see them in the first picture all cleanup up and ready to rivet. Sonex built such a nice crate to ship the skins that I felt bad...
  • Young Eagles

    Today, I volunteered for Young Eagles. A bunch of EAA members came to Glendale airport to fly a bunch of enthusiastic kids in small GA aircraft. Below are pictures of the three groups I flew. What a blast! Yesterday I finished up the left side of the fuselage box.