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Offline De Hill

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Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« on: March 25, 2022, 04:31:47 PM »
Bob Reeves passed away today at his home in Catoosa, Oklahoma. Bob had been in failing health for the past year.

Our condolences and prayers go out to his widow, Pat.
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2022, 04:35:16 PM »
Oh no..So sad to hear.  Thanks De for telling us.

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2022, 04:50:57 PM »

Rest in Peace Bob.
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2022, 06:39:20 PM »
I use Bob's four stroke method with his carb design provided now by Jim Lee with consistently enjoyable results. He'll be missed.

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2022, 07:00:16 PM »
I always enjoyed chatting with Bob when we were at Brodak.  He He had a novel and extremely effective way of maximizing the performance of 4-Strokes.  His "Otias" mod for reverse rotation was especially clever.  Fair winds and tight lines Bob.  Prayers for his family and friends...
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2022, 08:21:59 PM »
This is shocking news even though I knew  Bob was in bad health.  May he rest in peace and I pray for his family. :'(
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2022, 08:24:16 PM »
Iím saddened to hear this.  Bob did a lot for control line in Tulsa.  He was a clever guy and gracious host.  My sincere sympathy to Pat.

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2022, 09:06:18 PM »
I met Bob at Brodakís. He was a wealth of knowledge.

Our condolences to his family.
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2022, 09:15:49 PM »
A true loss, a GREAT friend and modeler.
Sincerest sympathies to Pat.
A cherished memory-
Years ago,Bob and Pat visited the Space Coast and we shared some great times together. One evening we had dinner dockside at Port Canaveral.
Following dinner we witnessed a night launch of the Space Shuttle from Canaveral Air Force Station. Bob and Pat loved it. They always mentioned it every time we met in the following years.
Rest in well earned peace my friend.
God Bless!
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2022, 10:35:35 AM »
Really sad to hear. Always enjoyed conversing with Bob whenever I was flying in Tulsa
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2022, 10:40:38 AM »
Bob sure had a wonderful flying site. Well planned and maintained. I remember him telling us about the turtle that hung out in his shop. He will surely be missed by many. 
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2022, 01:10:41 PM »
This is so sad to hear. Bob was such a great host at his flying field. He even transported me on his scooter to his shop. He will be greatly missed. He and I were both Motorola techs at one time. Many years ago for me.
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2022, 09:06:11 PM »
This is so sad to hear.  Bob was such a genuine person and really good guy.  He will be missed.

RIP Bob.

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2022, 07:33:26 AM »
Bob was a great guy, took me under his wing during my first Brodak's in 2008.

Rest in peace my friend
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2022, 07:38:12 AM »
Very sorry to hear about Bob. He and I had some interesting discussions back in the day on Stuka Stunt. RIP Bob.
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2022, 09:30:47 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear this.. :'(...I never met Bob in person, but he helped me a lot answering to all my Saito questions.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends...he will be missed...
Rest in peace, Bob!

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2022, 09:41:36 AM »
This news saddens me. I always enjoyed our chats at Brodak and especially enjoyed seeing his flying creations and adaptations to neat from the usual. I had been looking forward to visiting with him this year at Carmichaels but alas no more. Prayers for him and his family. RIP

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2022, 05:44:57 PM »
Bob will be missed. We had adjoining canopies there at the Brodak Fly-In for a few years. He would share a bunch of control line secrets with anyone that would listen him. He was a nice guy to fly with.

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2022, 07:36:15 PM »
Bob Reeves did a lot for the Gluedobbers controline club.
One of the first things he did was to make inflight videos in 2003. one was "Twistmaster Controls, and the other was Twistmaster Tank. The Twistmaster was a modified Twister that resembled a Ringmaster.
This is what Bob wrote about the Twistmaster Controls video.

"This is an inflight recording of a Controline airplane flying the AMA stunt pattern showing the control surface movements. This flight shows how much control surface movement is really needed while flying the pattern. Please understand that this video was created long before GoPro using a VHS video recorder with a RF link between the camera and the recorder. At that time we did not have a way to record audio.
Pretty sure these are the first videos ever recorded with the camera mounted on a control line model."

The camera and assorted electronics cost $400.00 in 2003.

To view two videos, go to YouTube and type in TwistMasterControls for the first video, and TwistmasterTank for the second video.

You might notice that the tail does not shake on the profile Twistmaster during manuvers.
It's commonly believed that profile models shake the empennage during flight.
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2022, 06:48:12 PM »
The Major things Bob did for the club are as follows
1. Donated a flagpole.
2. Bought a camera and did the TwistMaster videos.
3. Let us move to his front yard and move our clubhouse, circle centers, (6 foot Cesspool Covers)
    engine running stand and shelter and porta potty to it.
4. Installed water and electricity to the clubhouse.
5. Installed two wind socks.
6. Set up our website (tulsacl.com)
7. Set up our web camera at the field.

Bob's widow Patty, has graciously allowed us to stay at Reeves field for the conceivable future.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2022, 09:43:20 PM by De Hill »
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2022, 09:18:06 PM »
You guys are so lucky to have had Bob as I know he was a real gentleman.  Hope you guys can keep the field for a couple of years. D>K
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2022, 12:15:48 PM »
Just read this so sorry to hear this Bob took me under his wing when I was 15 in the seventies. He once help build my First stunt plane in his addic. I sure will miss him
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2022, 10:52:50 PM »
Damn sorry to hear this

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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2022, 05:57:57 PM »
Pat Reeves ( Bob's wife) has graciuosly allowed the Gluedobbers to stay at the flying field.

We really appreciate this.

Thanks, Pat!
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Re: Bob Reeves March 25, 2022
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2022, 02:23:04 PM »
Thanks to Pat Reeves we will have our annual stunt  contest this year on September 24th and 25th,2022.
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