|Vintage R/C Society Reunion, Florida|
The Vintage R/C Society event in Florida started four years ago as a tribute to one of the innovated pioneers of R/C -- Harold "Pappy" deBolt. Many remember him as an avid RCer with his series of "Live Wire" models kitted by his company named DMECO.
My personal remembrances of Pappy go much further back than that and
to my days of flying control line speed and stunt. Even then (late 40s
~ early 50s) Hal was a master of innovations and a fierce competitor with
his collections of "Speed Wagons" and "Stunt Wagons."
There was never a problem of pointing him out -- he always had a corncob
pipe in his mouth (and still does). Hal has long retired from upstate
NY and has moved to Sun City, Florida. He now concentrates on R/C Autogyros.
Additionally, deBolt designed models are judged. Your author was fortunate
enough to win "Best deBolt Model" two years in a row with a
"Custom Live Wire" biplane powered with a Laser .70.
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