Total OneX Build Time: 517.0 hours
  • Tail Trophies

    Lots got done today. The vertical and horizontal tail are done. (fist pump) Yeah! The horizontal tail is 7 feet long without a flat surface to rest on the floor safely. So, in what appears to be tradition amonst home builders, I mounted it to the wall, along with the...
  • Tail Almost Done

    Riveting was the name of the game in the morning. I pulled one or two rivets and the horizontal tail was all attached. Next I revisted the horn ribs that I drilled to short. I cut these out of fresh sheet aluminum and bent them to shape. It was all...
  • Eclipse Jet

    I flew a jet! And it was awesome! Flying the Eclipse Jet 550 was quite a bit easier than I’d imagined and not all that unsimilar from flying my Cirrus. This flight when straight into my logbook as my first turbine time and my first multi-engine time. How cool?! How,...
  • Back From Mexico

    It’s been a while. Back at the beginning of March, Rod, the founder of FlyOtto and OpenAirplane was in town for some news interviews. He and I hung out and went flying for a couple days. Then I was off on spring break last week. I had a great time...
  • Fiberglass Tips, Take 2

    Drilled out the rivets for the elevator horn. Some rivets are a cinch. Other’s really didn’t want to come out. In the end, no major damage. I think I’ll be able to rivet the new ribs back in and no one will be able to tell that it was redone....