Dave's Sonex Builders Log

Welcome to my builders log for Sonex S/N 767. It won't be as big as a real 767 but if you scale the speed I bet it will be almost as fast.

SECTIONS
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1. Elevator
2. Firewall Forward
3. Fuselage
4. Horizontal Stabilizer
5. Landing Gear
6. Planning and Paperwork
7. Rudder
8. Tooling
9. Vertical Stabilizer
10. Wings
Hours Summary
Construction 943.05
Planning / Misc 6.10
Tooling 17.63
TOTAL 966.78
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WELCOME!

This website is to log my progress while building a Sonex airplane. I purchased the plans for Sonex S/N 767 and began construction around Christmas 2004. I would like to keep my costs down and am currently considering the AeroVee engine. I'm leaning strongly towards tricycle gear.

I've finally settled on using an AeroVee engine and going with the tricycle gear. I know, everyone thinks a Sonex should be built with a tail wheel but I like the tricycle gear and I'm sticking with it.

Recent Builders Log Entries

Apr 19/14
Glare Shield
Type of Work: Construction
Category: Fuselage
Manual Reference: SNX-F06
Today I began by working on deburring of holes in the longerons for the glare shield rivets. Once the deburring was complete I did a final check on the torque for all of the fasteners that will be hidden once the glare shield is in place.
1.90 hrs

Apr 18/14
Glare Shield
Type of Work: Construction
Category: Fuselage
Manual Reference: SNX-F06
0.90 hrs

Apr 13/14
Glare Shield
Type of Work: Construction
Category: Fuselage
Manual Reference: SNX-F03
I worked on up drilling the holes to mount the glare shield. I completed the holes into the longerons and began working on the holes into the firewall angles.


   
1.50 hrs

Apr 12/14
Glare Shield
Type of Work: Construction
Category: Fuselage
Manual Reference: SNX-F06
0.94 hrs

Apr 10/14
Glare Shield
Type of Work: Construction
Category: Fuselage
Manual Reference: SNX-F06
I worked on trimming the splice plates for my custom glare shield.
0.39 hrs

Mar 1/14
Glare Shield
Type of Work: Construction
Category: Fuselage
Manual Reference: SNX-F06
I worked on fitting the glare shield back in and drilling the pilot holes.
0.68 hrs

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