Hangar Upgrade

The hangar is undergoing a serious upgrade so that the Onex build can proceed at its new location. I’d been using the hangar for overflow storage after moving to the airport, so lots of stuff had to be relocated or removed.

I also never fully set up the hangar as a workshop, so I have been building/installing new workbenches and cabinetry so I can have adequate space to work, and adequate storage for tools and parts. As an added bonus, all the tools, parts, etc. associated with my Searey now have new storage and workspaces also.

So far I’ve spent about 40 hours on the hangar cleanup with still much more to do, such as building platforms for my simulators. I also plan on adding a second story mezzanine to the back of the hangar (and will probably relocate the simulator there), but that will be a winter project.

Onex at Permanent Hangar

The Onex has been transported to its final (permanent) hangar location. This is the grass strip from which I hope to perform my first taxi tests. First flight will probably be at Statesville or Lincolnton, as they have much longer runways. One day…..

Moving the Onex
Moving the Onex

Build Log for Sonex Onex #132

This is the build log for Sonex Onex Serial #132, documenting my journey building a kitplane. This is a non-quickbuild version of the kit. Rough estimate to my first test flight is spring 2021.