Total OneX Build Time: 582.0 hours
  • Tight Quarters

    The tail is attached! It all began last Friday. Christoph, a colleague from 8th Light in London was in town for a conference. After we flew to Sedona for lunch I convinced him to help me attach the tail surfaces to the fuselage. We tried out the vertical tail and...
  • Dimple Debacle

    Three trips to the hardware store today. The first was to Ace to get a thread tap to make a threaded hole in the bellcrannk faces. Those are done. They’re for translating control inputs from the inside part of the wing to the outside, and they’re pretty nifty. Remeber the...
  • Gear Girl

    My wonderful wife helped me today! Together we installed the main landing gear. It was a two man job. I got on my creeper under the plane to drill and install the bolts, while she handed me the bits and put on the nuts from above. What’s gonna work? Team...
  • Main Gear

    On to a task for which I have the parts: the main gear. Based on advise from fellow Sonex builders I upgraded the brakes to Sonex’s AeroConversion hydraulics. The first pic shows the intimidating amount of parts for the brakes. To my surprise, it all came together quite simply. So...
  • Bolted Box & Missing Hardware

    Blog Improvements I’llbe the first to adminst that navigating this blog has been burdensome. So I added some Next/Previous links to each page. And the home page was getting VERY long, transferring far more bits than needed. So I paginated the blog listing. This blog runs on GitHub Pages using...