SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Thread Tools
Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:05 PM
Dennis Sumner is offline
Find More Posts by Dennis Sumner
Wing loading's just a number
Dennis Sumner's Avatar
United States, MI, Canton
Joined Sep 2002
2,114 Posts
Wow....
Dennis Sumner is offline Find More Posts by Dennis Sumner
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:02 PM
Lnagel is online now
Find More Posts by Lnagel
Senile Member
Lnagel's Avatar
Moab, Utah, USA
Joined Apr 2003
6,436 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrittinger View Post
I'm learning what mistakes to NOT make on the bottom, since 99% of people never see it
Wouldn't you want to NOT make all mistakes, regardless of where they are located on the airplane?

The paneling and riveting couldn't look better. Fantastic build.

Larry
Lnagel is online now Find More Posts by Lnagel
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:58 PM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
Obviously, I try not to make mistakes! But there's a learning curve to anything, and I would rather have that happen on the bottom, not the top.

Mark
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:06 PM
tim hooper is online now
Find More Posts by tim hooper
Single-task at best...
tim hooper's Avatar
Telford, UK
Joined Feb 2000
7,529 Posts
Astonishing, Mark, just astonishing.

tim
tim hooper is online now Find More Posts by tim hooper
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:54 PM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
Thanks Tim, it's getting there. I made some measurement mistakes on the bottom that I am making sure I do not make on the top.

I have figured out that whatever line you do on one panel, you have to immediately do on the other panel.
Also, once a line is there, it's there So, make positive that you measure correctly!

Mark
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:56 PM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
Still have to do the spanwise rivet runs...
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2013, 08:49 PM
Pat Lynch is offline
Find More Posts by Pat Lynch
a.k.a Maltone
Pat Lynch's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Goulburn
Joined Jan 2005
7,171 Posts
Nice and subtle Mark - great work

Pat
Pat Lynch is offline Find More Posts by Pat Lynch
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Best Laid Plans....
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:11 PM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
Only thing left is a battery tray and rivets /lines on Fuselage...
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:22 PM
Tsunami33 is offline
Find More Posts by Tsunami33
Registered User
Tsunami33's Avatar
Singapore, Singapore
Joined Jan 2009
70 Posts
Wow Mark, didn't realize this was the 2nd attempt. Really is amazing dedication.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102683

Please do a Reno Tsunami?

My Curares on on display at the Sing Hobby office.... Still too chicken to fly. Will get airborne with something else first. Then the A-26 at some point!

Watching your logs with a lot of inspiration!
Tsunami33 is offline Find More Posts by Tsunami33
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:27 PM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
65.6 ounces
23.4 wing loading
13.9 wing cube loading
160 watts/lb
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:29 PM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
Yeah, I learned a lot from the wee one. She was a lot smaller.
Things are easier these days with brushless and lipo. I've always liked a challenge That one flew, but not too well..underpowered, but neat for its time!

I'm sure if you did some digging there a Tsunami plan out there. I hear the remains of the bird are still around..

Mark
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:33 PM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
Yup..
Aero-TV: Tsunami Air Racing - Rebuilding a Legacy (4 min 50 sec)
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:10 PM
Tsunami33 is offline
Find More Posts by Tsunami33
Registered User
Tsunami33's Avatar
Singapore, Singapore
Joined Jan 2009
70 Posts
Yup, been following the rebuild when I get wind of any movement.

Believe it or not, I have a die cast version from Japan.

Got the plan from Michael Luvara and only got as far as the fuselage. Been distracted since and Singapore's been running out of space for legal spots to fly glow. That's why the flurry of interest in electrics of late. Here's how far I got:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_85...tm.htm#8539467

Anyhow, been curious how a smaller Tsunami will perform. I'm not savvy on the aerofoils, etc so wouldn't know how to scale down the plan. As you can see the Curare hasn't maidened, so, can't say the courage is there to try yet.

Got an easy OK Models Piper J-3 in the works to start the flying currency. Ok, enough said... back to the matter at hand... PM!
Tsunami33 is offline Find More Posts by Tsunami33
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 06, 2013, 07:32 AM
mrittinger is online now
Find More Posts by mrittinger
ARFs make me BARF
mrittinger's Avatar
United States, MI, Roseville
Joined Dec 2000
9,764 Posts
I say just go out and fly it Thats what I do....I double check controls, CG, and battery charge, and just do it!


Mark
mrittinger is online now Find More Posts by mrittinger
Last edited by mrittinger; Feb 06, 2013 at 06:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:40 PM
Alien_Tech is online now
Find More Posts by Alien_Tech
Pile-it
Alien_Tech's Avatar
United States, CA, Palmdale
Joined Nov 2007
1,803 Posts
Mark,

Sorry in advance for the thread hi-jack, your PM looks fantastic! Here's a shot of my 1/12 scale Tsunami. O.S. .30 for power....

Alien_Tech is online now Find More Posts by Alien_Tech
RCG Plus Member
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reno Racer "Precious Metal" mrittinger Electric Plane Talk 49 Feb 15, 2007 06:36 PM
Discussion LEG 48" Precious Metal Reno Racer: Spinner color? PDX Slope Pilot Slope 19 Aug 27, 2006 08:23 PM
Precious Metal Pics so far : ) mrittinger Electric Plane Talk 92 Aug 31, 2003 09:45 PM