Sure does Mike. The Duraplane and the Byron Originals Pipe Dream from the same era were big inspirations.
What put me off the Duraplane was the use of u-channel aluminium for the boom, which flexes too much for my liking, compared to the square thin-wall aluminium tubing that I use. Maybe that's why they only made the Duraplanes with tricycle undercarriages, unless I'm wrong (although I did see some tail draggers in that google search; dunno if they were officially made by Duraplane like that)? I remember that they had a more aerobatic version as well.
Also, I preferred a 'normal' wooden pod structure (either 1/8" balsa with 1/16" doublers, or 1/8" lite-ply sides) than the PVC/ guttering idea, and I'm no fan of rubber bands for holding the wing; prefer the look and fit of nylon wing bolts.
The whole idea behind these was if I do have any (serious) crashes, the entire boom and tail feathers can be unbolted and maybe just a new pod would need to be built; minimal waste etc.
It's also easy to make a pod n' boom arrangement like this for any 'spare' wing lying around..