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Bob Baron photos
« on: February 24, 2010, 06:19:29 AM »
schultzie here are a couple of Bob Baron photos
Photo #1 Bob Baron top five finish Bij Jim El-JAY FSR 40/45? Windy,Fancher the winner,Whitely, Lou Ducka
if I remember the placing Fancher, Whitely,Baron,Windy,Duck
Photo#2 Bob Baron Big Jim's EL-JAY FSR-45
Photo #3 1991 Team Trials broken handle cable(Baron selected wrong cable wire)
Photo #4 1991 Team Trials AVANTI ST60 prior to crash.
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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 06:39:52 AM »
Additional Bob Baron photos.
Photo #1 Bob Baron and his Big Jim PatternMaster BJ Hemmy ST60 1990 Nat's
photo #2 Bob Baron and the walker Trophy 1986 Nat's winner Pattern Master BJ Hemmy ST60 
Photo #3 PA 6 High RPM low pitch prop Super Tiger 35 combat special 12x4 prop 11,000 RPM Bob was ahead of the times
Jose Modesto
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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 09:18:21 AM »
Jose!
Again..These Baron photos are soooooooooo special.
Thanks for taking the time to share this with us. These shots are so heart-felt.
Don Shultz

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 04:24:08 PM »
It is a crying shame that both he and Tom Warden were snatched away from us at such young ages.
Enjoy everything you can, while you still can, tomorrow may never come.....

Jim Pollock   :'(

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 07:35:12 PM »
A local club member has this plane.
Willis

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 07:47:07 PM »
Willis that model looks like the one in the group photo above. 3rd place Nat's finisher.
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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 02:06:56 AM »
I met Bob Baron at a contest when I first came to California many years ago. He was flying that unusual white in-line Avanti in Expert. Bob Whitely was coaching his protege in Beginner which I flew, I greased the landing on the main wheels on purpose-I won it. The late John Poynter of foam wing fame was there. I remember stopping and staring at Bob for a long time and saying to myself, "so this is the Humbug guy". Nice memories
Milton "Proparc" Graham

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 06:09:56 AM »
At one of the KOI's I judged years ago there was Bob with his little Hum-Bug ,Bill Rich and Tom Dixon plus some others that I have forgotten. Bill Rich won that day but Bob wanted to know what he did on each trick. I had been talking several hours with Bob be for that flight and he explained all his ideas about the plane and aeronautics. Here is the plane he flew that day to 2nd place.
Ed
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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 04:04:00 AM »
I built a Blue Pants as a kid. Wish I still had it. Might even learn to fly it.

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 02:42:43 PM »
My friend Eric V has that Humbug 60. I flew it when he first got it. I will see him at the end of March in Florida and maybe he will let me fly it again.
Ed     Eric are you listening?
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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 10:01:12 PM »
1971 Humbug




"Tight Lines!"

Wes
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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010, 08:28:19 AM »
Hi Eddy - Yeah, those are my pictures on that site of the Baron Humbug 60 I have. Owen Richards has the orange Humbug 60 that has big center span flaps now.

I bought mine from Tom Dixon shortly after Bob passed and is currently hanging in-doors in our 3rd bedroom (a special privilage for any stunter) and hasn't been flown in quite some time. It would need a thorough flush and checkup first if you really wanted to take her for a spin Eddy.

It fly's pretty conventionally, and feels quite normal at the handle, which surprizes everyone who has flown it.

Seeya in March Eddy,
EricV

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 06:51:53 AM »
Ed
That is the humbug I remember. I was looking at the plane when Bob walked up and started explaining what the airplane was about and why the engine was so small compared to every one else. I flew combat and raced so I didnít have any idea what he was talking about. This was the first time I had ever seen Monokote Bob was mad because he didnít get any appearance points. This was the first stick on monokote when I got back home I monokoted a Goodyear wing and picked up almost five MPH. That taught me slick finishes worked for fast air planes maybe a few more coat's of clear on my combat planes.
Willis

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2019, 08:58:34 PM »








And wot aeroplanes THAT .  S?P Now you know .  ;) H^^

Some footage of the twin boom thing at the 92 Nats here ; from 1:52:00

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2020, 03:52:57 PM »
Additional Bob Baron photos.
Photo #1 Bob Baron and his Big Jim PatternMaster BJ Hemmy ST60 1990 Nat's
photo #2 Bob Baron and the walker Trophy 1986 Nat's winner Pattern Master BJ Hemmy ST60 
Photo #3 PA 6 High RPM low pitch prop Super Tiger 35 combat special 12x4 prop 11,000 RPM Bob was ahead of the times
Jose Modesto

Great picture of Bob with the Walker Cup.  Bob always flew great but there were two times he totally kicked everyone's butts.  This Nats was one and the other was a Team Trials when he came out on top and nobody else was in the same neighborhood.  Wish I could remember what year that was and what airplane he flew.

Ted

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2020, 04:53:04 PM »
I think it was the 1981 Team Trials, with his Avanti (the one that got published in Flying Models shortly thereafter, IIRC).

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2020, 12:28:22 PM »
I think it was the 1981 Team Trials, with his Avanti (the one that got published in Flying Models shortly thereafter, IIRC).

Likely correct, Mike.  They all sort of get caught up with one another 40 years later!

Ted

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Re: Bob Baron photos
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2020, 09:17:12 PM »
There are many photos in Stunt news 2009 -2010 in the Les McDonald Stiletto articles. Some images from the Nats and Worlds from the 70's through the 80's A great read I may say.
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