Looking for ANY info on the SIKORSKY S-41 or RS-1

From the Singapore and Southampton through to the Short Empire

Looking for ANY info on the SIKORSKY S-41 or RS-1

Postby seawings » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:51 pm

Hi All,

I'm seeking any, and I mean, ANY, information 'out there ' on the SIKORSKY S-41 or it's military derivative, the RS-1.

Believe me, this one isn't easy; there is virtually nothing on this craft which is surprising considering the lineage. I would LOVE to find a decent scale plan....

There are a few, around seven, images I have and that's it.

So, over to you experts....got anything?

Cheers and thanks for reading this,
Best Regards,

Bryan Ribbans
Owner of:

The Flying Boat Forum
SEAWINGS - The Website

"I put the sweat of my life into this project, and if it's a failure, I'll leave the country and never come back".
Howard Hughes, re: the HK-1 Hughes Flying Boat, aka the 'Spruce Goose,' 1946.
User avatar
seawings
Site Admin
 
Posts: 701
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:51 pm

Re: Looking for ANY info on the SIKORSKY S-41 or RS-1

Postby dogsbody » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:29 am

"What young man could possibly be bored
with a uniform to wear,
a fast aeroplane to fly,
and something to shoot at?"
User avatar
dogsbody
 
Posts: 479
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:58 pm
Location: Northern Alberta, Canada

Re: Looking for ANY info on the SIKORSKY S-41 or RS-1

Postby seawings » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:03 am

Hey Chris,

I have that book! Doh!!

Thanks as ever... :D
Best Regards,

Bryan Ribbans
Owner of:

The Flying Boat Forum
SEAWINGS - The Website

"I put the sweat of my life into this project, and if it's a failure, I'll leave the country and never come back".
Howard Hughes, re: the HK-1 Hughes Flying Boat, aka the 'Spruce Goose,' 1946.
User avatar
seawings
Site Admin
 
Posts: 701
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:51 pm

Re: Looking for ANY info on the SIKORSKY S-41 or RS-1

Postby dogsbody » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:41 pm

I guess where there were only 3 tested by the US Navy, there's not much useful intel out there.


Chris
"What young man could possibly be bored
with a uniform to wear,
a fast aeroplane to fly,
and something to shoot at?"
User avatar
dogsbody
 
Posts: 479
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:58 pm
Location: Northern Alberta, Canada

Re: Looking for ANY info on the SIKORSKY S-41 or RS-1

Postby Rajay » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:34 am

Bryan,

One of my many seaplane contacts goes by the username "Marauderman26" on the WIX forum. He works for the Smithsonian in the aircraft restoration unit and the Pearl Harbor surviving Sikorsky JRS-1 is one of his "babies" - I can't think of anyone else who knows more about them. I'll PM his contact info to you....

And I believe that he is in this photo...

Image

Ooops. My bad. You said RS-1 / S-41 and I'm thinking of the JRS-1 aka S-43....
Rajay
 
Posts: 391
Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:07 pm
Location: The Southern Part of Heaven


Return to Between the Wars - The 'Golden' Era - 1918 to 1939



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Help keep this forum ad-free - please Donate


This free, ad-free forum is hosted by ForumLaunch