Total OneX Build Time: 1085.0 hours
  • Rough Riveting

    All the solid rivets in the main spar have been bucked. I can honestly say that I prefer the pull rivets over the solid rivets any day. Why? Bucking rivets is strenuous. I began on Friday and it started fun. But after a few dozen, my elbow was sore from...
  • I Dilled, I Deburred...

    I drilled. I deburred. I got a repetitive stress injury. At least I suspect I am. It’s the deburring. It puts a lot of pressure on the center of my palm and I think it’s the cause of a loss of sensitivity in my fingers in the last couple of...
  • This Spar is a Bear

    Yesterday… I tried to decipher the plans and figure out how all the inboard spar pieces fit together. In my head I had expected the spar to be just one or two long pieces of beefy metal. Not so. There’s got to be thirty pieces or so. Once assembled they...
  • Hundreds of Holes

    Friday was a busy day and I only got to work 4 hours fabricating parts for the main spar. This morning I fabricated about 8 more parts. Then the main spar webs. These are 2 long, heavy pieces of aluminum that provide the main structure of the main spar. They...
  • What a Mess

    Three hours after beginning work I had everything cleaned up. The fiberglass mold I laid out yesterday came off the plane very nicely. The plane is not glued together in terrible ways… whew! But boy was it a mess. Wax, silicon film, clay, and epoxy all over the place. These...