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  • The Elusive Zinc Chromate: Rebuilding Tsunamis Vertical Stabilizer

    by: John Bjornstad

    One could argue that The Tsunami Project is neither a restoration project nor a complete rebuild of the airframe. Like I’ve said before, from Tsunamis first flight in 1986 until her last in 1991, the aircraft had been modified many times over. Some of the modifications have been well documented, while others are a bit of a mystery.

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  • One Part At A Time

    by: John Bjornstad

    Rebuilding Tsunami is quite an undertaking. 90% of the aircraft is made up of hundreds of custom fabricated parts, 5% is off a P-51 Mustang with another 5% off various other production aircraft. Although we have the original plans and tooling of the aircraft, Tsunami was modified many times, and many of those modifications were never documented. The only real proof we have is balled up in the wreck and only a fraction of those parts were undamaged in the accident.

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  • Tsunami Restoration Back Underway

    by: John Bjornstad

    Duane and John working on Tsunami

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