Mini-Flite Mini Vee

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Brad Lang

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I had a Mini-Flite Mini Vee in 1975 that I never completed and gave away.Recently I found another one NIB and would like to complete it. It was designed for .09- .15 nitro, and I like nitro.I’m an old school classic pattern flier and will power this with a marine Enya 19 or 29. Flying Models magazine contributing editor Jerry Dunlap did the original review of this ARF in April 1974.(I actually wrote him a letter as a teenager about this ARF and he responded). This will be the occasional sport boat , because I’m not a boater, just looking to finish what I should have completed years ago. The Mini-Vee hardware requirements list: Octura and Dumas hardware. I’m looking forward to making this design run after 46 years….Long overdue.

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BL
 
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Jerry Dunlap

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I had a Mini-Flite Mini Vee in 1975 that I never completed and gave away.Recently I found another one NIB and would like to complete it. It was designed for .09- .15 nitro, and I like nitro.I’m an old school classic pattern flier and will power this with a marine Enya 19 or 29. Flying Models magazine contributing editor Jerry Dunlap did the original review of this ARF in April 1974.(I actually wrote him a letter as a teenager about this ARF and he responded). This will be the occasional sport boat , because I’m not a boater, just looking to finish what I should have completed years ago. The Mini-Vee hardware requirements list: Octura and Dumas hardware. I’m looking forward to making this design run after 46 years….Long overdue.

Thx
BL
1974, back when you actually took pen to paper and mailed a response. Thanks for sharing and good luck with this project.
JD
 

Brad Lang

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Jerry,
Good to hear from you after so many years.. Any tips to improve on your build from your original ‘74 article ? Would the straight shaft still be suitable for a larger nitro engine ? What happened to the Mini-Vee in your review?
Thx
B
 

Jerry Dunlap

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Jerry,
Good to hear from you after so many years.. Any tips to improve on your build from your original ‘74 article ? Would the straight shaft still be suitable for a larger nitro engine ? What happened to the Mini-Vee in your review?
Thx
B
I would use a flex cable parallel drive with a transom mounted strut. Maybe set the strut depth around a 1/2" to start.
I probably gave the Mini-Vee away to someone who was interested in getting started in model boating. I don't recall ever selling any of the many products I reviewed.
JD
 

Brad Lang

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Thanks for the tip.. I will follow your advice. I’ll post a photo of this project when completed..
BL
 

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