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Some early digital proportional history

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Some early digital proportional history

Old 11-13-2023, 04:19 PM
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Default Larry Leonard

Once I became a proficient pilot, I had to have a Kraft radio. All of the great pilots flew Kraft radios in 1968 & 1969. I would read and re-read every issue of RC Modeler and Model Airplane News looking to see which pilots were using Kraft. In 1970 I went to the Toledo show and met Larry Leonard of pylon racing fame. He was one of several people working the Kraft booth. I told him I was saving for a Kraft six channel. I held a Kraft transmitter for the first time at that Toledo show. Months later, I picked up my Series Seventy six channel set with the tiny KPS-12 servos. The radio cost $449.95 There weren't any discount places in those days and I paid for the radio with paper route money.

****Larry is alive and well at 82. I am his wife. He's still flying and promoting the R/C sport. Last year he was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame. This year the NMPRA Hall of Fame. I've been looking for pictures to include in his biography. It's always a pleasure to come across these posts. Thank you.****

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