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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:23 PM
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A New Durex or Minnesota Floatah


Been going to make one for years like 25 or more the time has come it is getting done ..1st photo is night 1 and the #2 photo is night 2....hopefully by night 3 the wings will be ready for sanding ....Bob Hansing is the guy that got me into sailplanes back in the late 70's ...Timed for Bob many times ..He always did well in the contest ..Always like the looks of the Durex V and the way it flew...So now is the time to have one of my own...I will keep posting more photos on how is comeing ...
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 05:11 AM
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This is the first Ive heard of this model. Do you have any specs you can post? Weight, span, area, etc?
Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:58 AM
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Here is a link to ck...[https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...php?t=1777392]..... will post more later...
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:32 PM
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This is the first Ive heard of this model. Do you have any specs you can post? Weight, span, area, etc?
I have most of the information you are asking for on my home computer. I will post the specs and an article on the Durex V later today when I get home.

Wayne

Edit: here is some information on the Durex V. Page 3 of the PDF file has detailed specs, more than you probably ever wanted to know. The other file is just a few basic specs.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:27 PM
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She should make your 'chutes blossom really nicely Mr. Kite!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Night 3


Night 3 here still a day or 2 before ready for sanding but coming along Both off the board LE and spoilers and wing rod tubes next ..will how tomorrow goes...
Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Wow Mr. Kite, you are a really fast builder. What you have in those last two pictures would have taken me weeks if not months to do. At this rate you will have this beauty ready to fly at the MRCSS New Years Day freeze fly. What are you going to use for a main wing rod? That looks like a lot of wing for just your standard 1/4" piano wire.

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Wow Mr kite nice addition to the fleet.Your gonna need alot a yellow, rolls and rolls.
Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Wing Rod


Bob used to bend the wing rods all the time ...I'm going with an 3/8" Ejector pin...http://www.vintagesailplaner.com/index.html ..I'm not a LEAD FOOT Guy so should be ok....The fus is going to take some longer....
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Hey Craig,
Maybe my eyes (and the small pix) deceive me, but that looks like you are using a different airfoil than the original Durex. I'm looking forward to seeing your 'Minnesota Flotah'!
-Ben
Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Ben your eys are working good ...useing an E-211....
Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Night 4


Did not get much done on wings today ..just wing rod tubes put in ...while wiating for epoxy to set up got most of tail together....
Old Dec 02, 2012, 06:32 PM
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night 5


night got the tail done and LE sheeting on the wings
Old Dec 02, 2012, 06:34 PM
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night 6


Night 6 got the rudder and fin together Laminated alot of parts to make it stiff but light...did a fast count 54 pices +3 hinges ....
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sure am glad you have priorities in order Craig! me- too many interruptions!
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