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Old 03-22-2020, 03:42 AM
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Bob Violett passed away yesterday (3/22)

Sad news for the hobby and the innovations he brought us.
Old 03-22-2020, 03:46 AM
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Sad news indeed, he did so much for the hobby.

Condolences to Patty and the entire BVM team.
Old 03-22-2020, 03:54 AM
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Very sad ,really nice guy RIP
Old 03-22-2020, 04:25 AM
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I guess it's cool to imagine him and Tom yanking and banking in the after life..... New Page 1

Those guys were fun to watch back in the day.
Old 03-22-2020, 05:14 AM
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That is very sad news, condolences to all the family and team
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My condolences to Patty and the BVM family.
Old 03-22-2020, 06:25 AM
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Very sad news ... Condolences to Patty and family

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Old 03-22-2020, 07:22 AM
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Horrible. Very few, if any, had such an impact on this hobby. He will be missed.
Old 03-22-2020, 07:49 AM
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Very sad. Condolences to Patty and family as well as the BVM family during this trying time.
Old 03-22-2020, 08:13 AM
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Sad to hear. Condolences to patty and BVM family. He was a pioneer and will remain a pioneer.

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We have lost number 1. Condolences to Patty and the family
Old 03-22-2020, 09:46 AM
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Sad news. Condolences to entire Violett and BVM families!
Old 03-22-2020, 09:58 AM
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Every jet meet this year needs to do a missing man formation flight.

I was sad enough when he sold his namesake company.

Bob, you were a quirky and lovable engineer who brought us, and many, much joy. Thank you for all you did. My next bandit flight will be a little more sentimental.

He left a legacy and his wonderful daughter who, thankfully, still helps us with our hobby!
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Rip

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Bob did more for this hobby than any other single individual. Hard to believe he's gone. Condolences to Patty and the entire BV family.
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Bobs Designs and quality are outstanding and continue working flawlessly year after year.
Condolences to Patty and all at BVM.

Regards
Chatty.
Old 03-22-2020, 04:06 PM
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Very saddened to hear this news. It is no over statement to say that Bobs products have been a major source of joy in my life. I have been a BVM fan since the early days, and have always looked at his designs as being a blend, of art and solid engineering. The look great and fly even better.

I think of the countless hours I have spent in the workshop, lavishing attention, labour and love on his kits. Or at the field, enjoying that special satisfaction that only comes from flying a BVM design. (Nothing flies like a Bandit )

Thank you Bob. My world would have been a little less joyful without your creations.
Old 03-22-2020, 04:16 PM
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My sincere condolence to the Violet family ..Bob was unique
Old 03-22-2020, 04:56 PM
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I thank Bob V for all he taught us, through building his kits. I think of how we used to do things back in the ducted fan days, then after I built his Aggressor 2 kit, and how it was so much better than the previous DF stuff I had built. And that all carried through to our current turbine era. Thanks Bob!
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:57 PM
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vey sad news, the Bob did the best work for RC Jets, Condolences to patty and BVM family.,
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One of the great modelers. Thanks Bob, I've enjoyed owning and flying a few of your designs. RIP.
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RIP Bob. The impact you made on my life with the joy of model airplanes is priceless. Many thanks.
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Very sad news. My thoughts are with his family.
Old 03-23-2020, 12:42 AM
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RIP Bob, will always remember the time I spent with you at your factory and at Top Gun in 1993. Condolences to Patty and the family.

YOU WILL BE MISSED!!
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R.I.P. A great innovator....

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