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Old 02-28-2009, 10:28 PM
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I heard tonight that radio legend Paul Harvey died today at the age of 90. What many people may not know was that he start flying RC models in the '70's I will miss his stories.

Good day Mr. Harvey.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:26 PM
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God Speed Paul Harvey
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Paul Harvey,

Good day!

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Old 03-01-2009, 03:00 PM
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I did not know that Paul Harvey had an interest in R/C!

I did know that Paul had somthing of an aviation background. I remember reading an "I Learned About Flying" epesode in Flying in the late 40's or early 50's that involved a Stinson Voyger, but I don't remember the specifics though.

He was in the Army Air Corps from Dec-1943 to Mar-1944. Reportedly, he stole an airplane and was discharged from the Army Air Corps on Section 8 charges.

I also remember that he made a personal request on his program sometime in the 1980's saying that he was looking for a wheel for a Curtiss Robin. If it was for an airplane he owned though, I do not know.

Lastly (although I won't personally consider it in the same catagory as truely flying), he did a tandem parachute jump out here in California, again sometime in the 1980's I think.

Paul was truely one of a kind, and absolutely the finest salesman I have ever heard. I didn't agree with much of his editorializing in his later years, but for style, he was without equal.

Godspeed, Paul!
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Darn! Had no idea he was an RC flier. Going to miss him anyway - he's been a staple in my life nearly since childhood.

Fly high, fly free, my friend!

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Many years ago I recall seeing a printed version of one of his editorials about RC. I forget in which model magazine it appeared or when.
Agree with him or not, he always was a gentleman, in contrast to some of the windbags we seem to have now.
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I remember listing to Paul Harvey from the time I was a small child. I would hear him at noon on KTJS 1420 AM out of Hobart, OK. We didn't have a local FM station until the late 1970's. He was my lunch time companion when I spent my summers in a tractor cab. Having a tractor with a cab just meant that you could run longer. I wish I had known that he was an RCer. I will miss the phrase "and that's the rest of the story. Good Day!"
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Back in the 60's or 70's didn't he do his show all over the USA and I assumed he was flying (private) his own plane to those sites?
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Couple years ago I was listening to his show and he did an ad for some sort of glue...might have been JB Weld...at any rate he said he uses it in his own workshop almost daily. I thougt, that's cool, a rich and famous person putts around in his shop too. I suppose if I were rich and famous I'd still be obsessed with my shop.
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Not only was he into RC, he marketed a couple of hobby gadgets. One I remember was a prop balancer.

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Paul Harvey also sold a light kit for your RC plane. I remember one Christmas edition of a model magazine showing Paul Harvey getting a Pro Line radio system from his wife. I was in high school at the time and a dedicated Kraft owner. Paul Harvey recdeiving a Pro Line got to me a little. Growing up in Indiana and listening to Paul Harvey was part of growing up.
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It is indeed a Sad day.

Thank you Mr. Harvey,

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Indeed a great many modeler did not know of Paul Harvey's interests in mosel airplanes. To this day I don't know how deeply involved he was but I do remember seeing his picture in more than one magazine in the past. For those who have never seen one I present this article.
I intentionally am not including the remaining portion of the text from this article for there is no mention at all of or by Mr. Harvey.
From Feb. 1975 Sport modeler.
I think it is only fitting to Mr. Harvey's memory that any pictures of him regarding modeling be posted here.

Rest in eternal peace Mr. Harvey...

Humbly, Robert
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