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    Default Tsunami construction photos

    During one of my trips to help the Tsunami build in Van Nuys I took some photos. You will probably recognize a couple of the faces.

    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by pt17av8r View Post
    During one of my trips to help the Tsunami build in Van Nuys I took some photos. You will probably recognize a couple of the faces.

    Dan
    Priceless stuff! The sheetmetal work on the cowl is sick!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pt17av8r View Post
    During one of my trips to help the Tsunami build in Van Nuys I took some photos. You will probably recognize a couple of the faces.

    Dan
    Except those pictures were taken in Sun Valley California across the street from AC&T on Tuxford. Ray Poe and Bruce Boland. a lot of talent there.
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    awesome pics....

    and Mr Slack, welcome back, i always enjoy reading your posts and learning about racing history from those who were neck deep in the trenches of it
    race fan, photographer with more cameras than a camera store

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    Actually, I am quite sure these photos were taken at the Van Nuys airport, just a few steps away from John O'Crawleys "Precision Air Radio". I would go out there as a kid and help buck rivets & general grunt stuff, and loved every second of it! I am not sure I ever went to the Sun Valley location. Of course....CRS is setting in....

    Here are a couple more shots....

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    Well I'll be..... I found some shots from the 1986 first flight at Chino. Steve Hinton at the stick.

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    I heard the part count on tsunami was high but I could never have imagined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pt17av8r View Post
    Actually, I am quite sure these photos were taken at the Van Nuys airport, just a few steps away from John O'Crawleys "Precision Air Radio". I would go out there as a kid and help buck rivets & general grunt stuff, and loved every second of it! I am not sure I ever went to the Sun Valley location. Of course....CRS is setting in....

    Here are a couple more shots....

    Dan
    Dan,
    Number four in that selection makes me sure it was on Tuxford street in Sun Valley, as my shop which was direct across from the Tsunami shop had the doors and walls. I also spent almost daily lunch trips across the parking lot visiting Ray.
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    John, my memory is starting to come back to me, and you are correct. The shots where the airplane is in a less complete stage were taken in VNY, but then the plane was moved to Sun Valley for further completion. The hangar at VNY was just too small to continue assembling. I remember being very dissapointed when they moved since I couldn't get to SV very often, and really loved hanging around the project. Any of my shots with the roll-up doors are SV.

    Dan

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    Dan - Thanks so much for sharing these.
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