Tsunami (oz10005)


Tsunami (oz10005) by Dennis Caudill 1996 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

DC Tsunami. Radio control model. Wingspan 58.5in, area 547 sq in, for 40 - 46 2-cycle power and 4 channels.

Quote: "The Tsunami can be a high performance sport airplane or a gentle flier depending on the selection of the motor and the amount of control surface throws put into the airplane. The kit uses standard building procedures with an all-wood construction. It is recommended that the builder has built at least one kit before this one.

The Tsunami was designed to use today's .40 to .46 engines. Standard schneurle engines work fine and acrobatic maneuvers are performed effortlessly. If a non-schneurle ported engine is used then performance will be at a slower, relaxed pace. The Tsunami's unusually long wing and stabilizer, for its size, not only adds to its stylized design but enhances the smooth flying capabilities. A tail dragger design does not take away its ground handling capabilities. The Tsunami will track straight down the runway before takeoff and after the plane has landed.

Flying perfectionists will not need a fancy radio with mixing capabilities; standard 4 channel radios work great with the Tsunami. We have spent many hours exacting the design on numerous models to enable the Tsunami to fly near perfect right out of the box. Retracts are not recommended as this only adds to the overall weight of the plane which would limit its true flying capability.

The kit uses standard balsa and ply construction..."

Quote: "Hello, Outerzone hasn't a listing for the Direct Connection Tsunami RC airplane and I'd like to offer these until someone scans the kit plans. The attached plan isn't an exact copy of the kit plans, it's something I created using different sources from the Internet for my r/c file collection. I added a 12 inch scale & the wing ribs were traced from the parts of a Tsunami kit. The model had a 58.5 inch wing span & used a .40-.46 sized motor. I only have one copy of the kit manual or instructions, it's a little rough but complete :-) The original PDF's I used were not sized for direct printing at Kinko's & such places. And, please note: the plan will need to be adjusted for proper sizing if you wish to match up to the kit plans exactly, so please plan accordingly. Best Wishes, Jeff Green in Las Vegas"

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 09/10/2020: Added kit review from RCM, August 1997, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary file notes

Kit manual. Complete. 2 parts.


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Tsunami (oz10005) by Dennis Caudill 1996 - model pic

  • (oz10005)
    by Dennis Caudill
    from Direct Connection
    59in span
    IC R/C LowWing Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 17/04/2018
    Filesize: 733KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JeffGreen
    Downloads: 1741

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