Total OneX Build Time: 517.0 hours
  • Fuselage Box Sides

    The right side of the forward fuselage box has been riveted today. Looks nice. The same process is applied to the left side. A bit repetative but it’s going much faster since all the parts are ready and I’ve done it before. It’s all clecoed and updrilled ready for cleaning...
  • Right Box Panel

    Knocked out all the missing parts this morning. Rote manual labor. With all the parts required for the fuselage box side panels, I proceeded to dill hundreds of holes into the longerons and vertical struts. These have been updrilled and are ready for deburring/riveting tomorrow. The top left longeron called...
  • Parts and More Parts

    Built a bunch more parts today. Then I began assembly of the right side of the fuselage box. That when I realized that I didn’t build near enough parts. The fuselage box calls for multiple brackets and other parts that I had only build one of each. Doh! So back...
  • Forward Fuselage Begins

    The body hammers and dollies kit arrives this weekend. I applied the tools best I could. Although the hammers definitely shaped the metal, the metal became thinner and took on subtly concave shapes, not to mention lot of tiny dents. So I ordered new skins. They should arrive by Friday....
  • Expensive Mistake :.(

    sigh It was time to work on the turtle deck, the round cover over the top of the rear fuselage. That plans here had some general instruction which I found very crytic. I read them half a dozen times and couldn’t make much sense of them. What I did wrong...