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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Tsunami construction photos

    pt17 i am a huge fan of tsunami and would love to see any other pictures that you might have of the construction because i am building a model of the plane in 1/48 and have also been documenting the racer for a long time any help you might have would be appreciated

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    Default Re: Tsunami construction photos

    Bearclaw -- Have you ever come across figures for the empty weight of the various versions of Tsunami during her career? It changed quite a bit over time, and I've always wondered about the effect of the ongoing mods on the weight of the airplane.

    Neal

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    Default Re: Tsunami construction photos

    I dug up a few more photos. I hope they help.

    Dan
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    Hi Dan - Just SUPER historical Tsunami genesis stuff!!! Thank you so v. much for sharing these & other shots from your archives. We are all fortunate you took the time to take these important photographs!

    DBD

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    Default Re: Tsunami construction photos

    What you have here is PURE GOLD! I sure hope JRS' daughter Sharon has been able to see these images.
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    -Matt
    Red Bull has no earthly idea what "air racing" is.

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    Cool Re: Tsunami construction photos

    Thanks everyone for sharing the Tsunami photos and info. A lot of hard work and sweat put into Tsunami project. Not to mention the money invested. I am sure Tsunami would have won the Gold if she had gone on. By the way, still have the Tsunami frisbee hanging on my computer room wall. Good memories.

    Frank C.

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    Default Re: Tsunami construction photos

    these are great are there any more out there???

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    Default Re: Tsunami construction photos

    I will keep looking, but I think I have posted all I have regarding Tsunami construction.

    Dan

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    It is amazing to see everyone still talking about my Grandfather.

    I wanted to let you all know that we have started rebuilding Tsunami this past month. Let me re-phrase that, we started disassembling the aircraft. There is very little that we can salvage, however many of the parts from the firewall back are still intact enough that we will be able to make forms from them. We have the original schematics, but like most people know on this forum, Jack loved to “tinker.” Many parts from the original design were altered throughout the years, which will make it difficult to reproduce. I have talked with my aunt about changing certain aspects of the plane that obviously didn’t work so well. (Such as the flaps and landing gear) Hopefully we will be able to incorporate these changes, so that no unfortunate accidents occur again. We have a long road ahead of us, but with the support of you guys and the rest of the aviation world hopefully we can get her back in the air before you know it.

    If you would like to know more about the project my aunt has a website up @ www.rebuildtsunami.org

    P.S. I won’t pretend to know everything about high-performance aircraft. I was around it everyday growing up until I turned six in 91’. My knowledge is obviously limited and any insight would be gratifying.

    John Bjornstad
    Last edited by LittleJR; 08-03-2011 at 03:21 PM.

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    Default Re: Tsunami construction photos

    Here's a couple more pics I found.
    Last edited by LittleJR; 08-03-2011 at 03:21 PM.

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