Building an airplane is a journey. Sometimes I feel the journey never ends. Perhaps that keeps me engaged in my plane or perhaps it keeps me from getting bored and picking up a new project. Last year was a successful year for the plane. On March 2nd it went airborne and landed rubber side down, … More Paint, Polish or Wrap…Oh My!
Friday morning was too nice to go to work so we loaded up the Sonex with 27gal of fuel and hit the skies. Departing 3CK (25nm NW of KORD), we flew south around the B and C inner rings and set our sites on Pittsburgh. Climbing to 7,500, we leveled off and watched the sun … More The Little Turbo That Could
Now that my airplane is flying well and I have some extra time on my hands, I thought it would be good to customize the MGL screens. The original screens didn’t provide the information I was seeking. What as missing for me was a flow of the critical data needed for safe flight and the … More Customizing the MGL Discovery Lite
It’s been a hot summer. It’s been a humid summer. Flying in a Sonex during a hot and humid summer can feel like being an ant under siege by a boy with a magnifying glass. There are several solutions out there, but none of them fit well in the small cargo bay. Additionally, keeping weight to a … More The Portable Airconditioner
Ironman is a long distance triathlon: a 2.4 mile swim and a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run. All within 17 hours. Back in 2013, I raced Ironman Lake Tahoe for charity, raising $3,300 in 15 weeks. It was the toughest raced of my life–yet the most rewarding. It was the … More The Ironman and Young Eagles Connection
Finishing your plane and getting ready for a weight & balance? It’s easy with the power of Microsoft Excel. Link to W&B Excel Calculator There is a great video on Sonex Videos which I highly recommend. These videos made W&B easy, but being a computer geek, I wanted to eliminate the need for paper and also wanted … More Sonex Weight & Balance
I have had several people ask about the details of my aux tank to extend the range of their Sonex. So I thought I would put together my parts list and how it is setup. The list does not include the various brass NPT fittings to connect the hoses to the tank (main or aux). … More Sonex Aux Fuel Tank