Total OneX Build Time: 517.0 hours
  • Pulleys

    On one of the rear bulkheads, pulleys are used to lead cables to the rudder. These are detailed in the control assebly part of the plans. They note that access to the pulleys is easier while the fuselage is being assembled, so I looked it up. Although only two pulleys...
  • Foiled by the Plans

    Arg! Following the plans to my best interpretation, I started drilling holes into those side braces. After drilling 3 of them, it felt wrong….again. I stopped, and re-examined the assembly, and concluded that they should be inline with the longerons. That make more sense. If only the plans had a...
  • Tri-Motor

    My good old friend Jay Stiles came to visit with his family. So happy to have them. On Saturday we went to the Ford Tri-Motor event at Goodyear airport. Rob Mooi and his boys also joined us. What a blast! This plane was build in 1928, 90 years ago! I...
  • Rear Bulkhead

    Despite fear of future parts not fitting, I riveted the rear bulk head together. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that everything will fit fine. Denny Smith and Jim Armstrong, both Sonex builder, came by to check out my work. These guys are full of experience and fun stories. Suprisingly, they...
  • Rear Fuselage

    Tristan’s 6ths Birthday was last week end. It was a blast. Preparations began last Friday. On Monday I began indoctrination to be a pilot for Elite Flight Jets. Exciting! In the mist of all that I was able to knock out a couple more parts for the fuselage (two middle...