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Sonex 1093 Construction Log

Builder:
Michael Stoddard
Location:
London, ON - Canada
Aircraft:
Sonex Aircraft LLC - Sonex
Manufacturer:   
http://www.sonexaircraft.com/
Engine:
AeroConversions - AeroVee 2.1
Prop:
Sensenich
Total Build Time:
793 Hours

January 25, 2015 Update:

Due to a relocation to London, ON, Canada my project has been on hold. I'm hoping to get back to work again in the next month or so. I'm now a member of the Recreational Aircraft Association (RAA London-St.Thomas Chapter).

March 4, 2102 Update:

The wing main spars are now completed except for touching up some tool dings from riveting. My goal is to finish the wings this summer. The empennage, control surfaces and 80% of the angle parts are done.

About The Project:

My Sonex will be AeroVee powered, standard gear, dual center controls (Sport Trainer style), standard seat height (I'm 5'8" and my spouse is 5'3") and painted. Instruments will be day VFR to begin with.

A first time builder with no previous experience in sheet metal or aircraft construction, I attended the May, 2007 Sonex Workshop and came away convinced that this was the right aircraft for my needs - a safe, high fun factor sport plane at a reasonable cost, and something I can build and actually complete, backed by great factory support.

The learning curve (i.e., educational factor) is really part of the fun, and there's a whole community of help available from Sonex, EAA's Homebuilder Hints videos, my local EAA Chapter 44 and other builders. The Sonex, Waiex and Xenos builders on the Sonex Yahoo Groups are knowledgeable and quick to help, and many have documented their projects extremely well on their own websites. The Sonex community is a good and friendly one.

Feel free to browse and get in touch if you have any questions or advice to offer.

~ Mike

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 01-04-2012
8.0
Wing LH Main Spar - Builder Assist - final rivetin
Details
       

 12-21-2011
7.0
Wing RH Main Spar - Builder Assist - rivet spar
       

 12-14-2011
8.0
Wing RH Main Spar - Builder Assist - prep to rivet
Details
       

 12-13-2011
1.5
Wing RH Main Spar - drilled various attachments
Details
       

 12-08-2011
1.3
Wing RH Main Spar - Drill #30 holes in angles
Details

 11-05-2011
1.0
Wing RH Main Spar - deburred spar caps
Details

 09-26-2011
1.0
Jeff Paris here to discuss Builder Assistance
Details

 08-26-2011
1.0
Wing RH Main Spar - drilling angles
Details
       

 08-26-2011
0.1
Modified rivet puller for tight spaces
Details
     

 08-04-2011
3.5
Wing RH Main Spar - drill angles, debur
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