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    Default Tsunami rebuild update

    Hello everyone, we wanted to take some time to update everyone on the latest goings on with the tsunami project and post a few pics, it's certainly been interesting and things are really beginning to ramp up!

    First of all we're glad to say that we've been hard at work on the horizontal and vertical stabilizers and have already begun skinning the elevators. We're also glad to say that we've started fabricating or repairing any damaged structure in the aft fuselage. Thus far things are going well and things are right on schedule.

    If you'd like to help rebuild Tsunami check out our website; http://www.rebuildtsunami.org , or look us up on facebook.

    also, check out our mentorship program at http://www.flightexpo.org .

    fly fast!
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    Oops, almost forgot, we're having a clearance sale on all our old merchandise!
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    Default Re: Tsunami rebuild update

    Congrats on the progress, its looking good, even though there is a long road ahead.
    race fan, photographer with more cameras than a camera store

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    Default Re: Tsunami rebuild update

    Can't wait to see her again. Good luck!
    Anthony

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    Here are a few more pics of our latest progress!
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    Default Re: Tsunami rebuild update

    Just out of curiosity, is it known the total flight hours of Tsunami?

    Thank you,
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    Just out of curiosity, is it known the total flight hours of Tsunami?

    Thank you,
    Steve
    Reever, i can't be 100% certain as i don't have the flight logs in front of me but i believe it was something on the order of 500 hours. she was flown fairly often.

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    Default Re: Tsunami rebuild update

    I thought it might be cool to add an update to the thread. Since the people rebuilding it haven't been able to go to work, they have gone to work on Tsunami.

    From November 23 2019



    Not a lot different from what we saw at Reno last year.

    Feb 8, 2020 Fuselage floor crossmembers were assembled and primered.



    March 2020







    April 4 2020 update... Cockpit parts.






    April 7, 2020 the floor went in.


    April 21. More cockpit fabrication.







    May 5... "Instrument panel all set...(insert airplane noise here)"



    Walter and Johnny are making some good headway. We might see an assembled fuselage at Reno 2020 (assuming Reno happens.) Photos linked with permission from Walter Johnson.

    Will

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    Default Re: Tsunami rebuild update

    Thanks for the update! Promising to see such effort. Look forward to more. Thanks again...
    Owen Ashurst
    Performer Air Boss - Reno Air Races
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    Default Re: Tsunami rebuild update

    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    I thought it might be cool to add an update to the thread. Since the people rebuilding it haven't been able to go to work, they have gone to work on Tsunami.

    From November 23 2019



    Not a lot different from what we saw at Reno last year.

    Feb 8, 2020 Fuselage floor crossmembers were assembled and primered.



    March 2020







    April 4 2020 update... Cockpit parts.






    April 7, 2020 the floor went in.


    April 21. More cockpit fabrication.







    May 5... "Instrument panel all set...(insert airplane noise here)"



    Walter and Johnny are making some good headway. We might see an assembled fuselage at Reno 2020 (assuming Reno happens.) Photos linked with permission from Walter Johnson.

    Will
    WOW... anybody who ever thought what you are doing would be impossible, please step up and eat your plate of crow!

    You guys are SERIOUS!

    I'm not only impressed, I'm ecstatic!

    What you are doing is absolutely amazing, I hope you are taking a lot of pictures, videos??

    I truly had no idea you were this far along!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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