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Old 02-02-2005, 06:52 PM
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According to Keith Trostle, Bob Palmer passed away last night. He has been suffering from Pancreatic and Liver cancers. It is my understanding that he died peacefully in his sleep. He was living with Bill and Elaine Heyworth in Tucson for the last few months.

We have lost a giant. [&o]
Old 02-02-2005, 07:06 PM
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A GIANT he was. Did a lot for model aviation when it was sorely needed. I just wonder how many circles he sent me in with a Smoothie and 2 T-Birds that each put in many many flights.
He will be missed.
Old 02-02-2005, 10:54 PM
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One of the truly greats in control line aerobatics. Always designed beautiful airplanes and willing to share what he knew. He will be missed. Was looking forward to seeing him again at the VSC. But, now he will have perfect weather to go along with the perfect planes and engines. Thanks for the memories Bob, DOC
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Bob Palmer was a genuine good guy and I feel honored that I was able to meet and talk with him several years ago. He will be dearly missed.
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Here is a picture of Bob Palmer that I took in 1999 at a CL contest that he help judge. We will all miss him and his inspiration. The other gentlemen with Bob is Dale Kirn.
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Old 02-12-2005, 06:41 AM
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If you guys and gals have not heard, Dale has lost sight in his right eye. According to sources he is doing okay otherwise. DOC
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Sorry to hear about Bob. He gave us some beautiful airplanes. I'd forgotten his name until I saw this thread. I built a Smoothie in 1959, when my dad was playing winter baseball in Havana,Cuba. I never flew it. I was 13, not a very good builder and never learned to fly CL stunt. I just loved that beautiful wing and the mysterious-looking cockpit. Much more beautiful, I thought, than a Nobler.

I'd love to build one now, anybody know where I might find an old kit or plans?

Rest in Peace, Bob. High flights, endless blue skies.
Jim Baxes
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I did a little more digging and found a source of supply for the kit! Many of you probably know this vendor but I've been getting back to flying with electric RC and haven't messed with CL for 45 years!

www.brodak.com

here's the direct link to the Smoothie:

http://www.brodak.com/shop_productde...maincatagory=2
Old 02-06-2006, 04:19 PM
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Brodak also has the Smoothis in ARC/ARF style, and Dare Engineering makes a nice profile Smoothoe kit, if any one is interested in these variations. And Larry Richards does small numbes of hand cut Smoothies, Hurricanes and other Veco kits. These are really nice kits. Larry is an artist with balsa.
http://www.richardskits.net/cataloguepgs/CatVECO.htm
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Skypix,

Note that this thread is a year old. Bob passed away last year.

Brodak is a good source for most everything control line.

John Brodak hosts a HUGE CL fly-in at his house over Father's Day.

I saw Bob Palmer at the 2000 Brodak Fly-In wearing a T-shirt from a West Coast event held in Bob's honor. It read, "The older I get, the better I used to fly."

I understand that Bob flew a lot of RC in his later years.

Someone correct if any of this is wrong.

George
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Even though he has passed on and this thread is a year old, his designs will continue on.

Here is a picture of a Thunderbird R/C conversion that my deceased flying partner built 10 years ago and that I still fly. It is as great flying free as it is on lines and still does a great square loop. Notice also that Monokote can stay good looking for a long time, but I still like paint the best.[8D]
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Skypix,

Note that this thread is a year old. Bob passed away last year.

Brodak is a good source for most everything control line.

John Brodak hosts a HUGE CL fly-in at his house over Father's Day.

I saw Bob Palmer at the 2000 Brodak Fly-In wearing a T-shirt from a West Coast event held in Bob's honor. It read, "The older I get, the better I used to fly."

I understand that Bob flew a lot of RC in his later years.

Someone correct if any of this is wrong.

George
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