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Old 06-11-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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The famous record setting RC Pilot Maynard Hill passed away Tuesday at 85
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( Hat Off! ) Thank you Maynard for all your efforts & contributions to this great hobby! You will be missed!
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He was a big inspiration for me years ago. He will be missed.

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Thanks for the post, great reading. What an amazing gentleman.
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I always enjoyed reading about Maynard's achievements in Model Airplane News. A great and dedicated modeler. Sorry to hear of his passing.
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Maynard Hill passes at 85.
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Read it all. I remember several of his great feets. In the 60's he set an altitude record when I was just starting to fly C/L.
That's about all I can say, other that you were an insperation.

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Now there is a man I have always admired. I must have read the story on his altitude record a hundred times. A man with a vision beyond the clouds. Our hobby has lost one of the greats.

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Re: Maynard Hill dead at 85

Thank you for bringing Maynard's passing to our attention.

I was a big fan of Maynard's RC-trans-Atlantic attempts, and was fascinated by the convergence of technologies that he had to engineer in order to get an RC plane to fly nonstop from North America to Europe. Every time he failed, he learned something new. When he (and his team) finally did it, it was a memorable milestone for the RC aircraft world!

He will be sorely missed. RIP Maynard Hill
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