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Dr.Ben

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Richmond, VA, USA

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It is with great sadness that I must make you all aware of the passing of our dear friend, Mr. Steve Helms. May of you here will know of whom I speak immediately. Others of you may not have known him personally but nonetheless knew him in a way every day you flew your models, because his vast knowledge was so instrumental in the development of such products as the OS pressure regulated fuel system.

Toys are toys, but Steve was more importantly one of the finest people I have ever known. He was my friend, and words cannot adequately describe how much he will be missed.

Please keep Steve's wife Mollie, his granddaughter, and his son in law in your prayers this evening.

Ben Minor

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12-12-2016 11:30 PM
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Doublah

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USA

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Great guy and certainly will.

12-12-2016 11:36 PM
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gologo

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Sedalia, Mo USA

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Same here and sorry to hear this!

Wasn't he big with Futaba back in the day also, and/or Hobbico?

12-12-2016 11:55 PM
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TERRYT

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athens alabama

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my friend steve

i stayed with him a few hours today he will be missed

12-12-2016 11:55 PM
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ymuraki

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Tampa, FL

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We lost another great person...

Futaba/Hobbico
Morgan Fuel
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12-13-2016 12:03 AM
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Kevin Dalrymple

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Indianapolis

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One of the finest men in the hobby. He would take the time to teach you if you let him. He will be missed.

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12-13-2016 12:03 AM
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jbjones

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Columbus, Mississippi

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Oh no..very sorry to hear this.

-JB

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12-13-2016 12:18 AM
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Grimracer

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Eau Claire WI

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RIP my friend...

Grim

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12-13-2016 12:42 AM
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chas1025

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TN

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Steve Helms was one of the great elder statesman of our hobby. For many, many years, Steve was the heart and soul of Futaba/O.S. in the USA. He was a pioneer, innovator, and a true gentleman.

It was a pleasure to have known him.

Charles

12-13-2016 12:43 AM
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ssmith512

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Indianapolis, IN USA

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RIP Mr. Helms.

Steve

12-13-2016 12:46 AM
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Thomas L Erb

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Alliance ohio

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What a loss He will be sorely missed. My prayers go to his family! Thanks Ben for posting.

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12-13-2016 12:48 AM
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TMoore

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Cookeville, TN

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Rest in Peace Steve, we will miss you.

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12-13-2016 01:11 AM
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Jerry Sudimick

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Connecticut

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Thoughts and prayers to Steve's family. He will be missed. Another big loss.

12-13-2016 01:15 AM
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Chuck Bole

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Tulsa Ok. U.S.A.

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Sorry to hear of his passing.. RIP Steve.

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12-13-2016 01:20 AM
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ChrisW

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Bonsall, CA

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So sorry to hear of his passing...Definitely will keep his family in our prayers.

Steve was such a genuinely nice and generous man...He helped me out in this hobby several times. We are all better for having known him.
ChrisW

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12-13-2016 01:28 AM
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GM1

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Tallahassee, Florida US

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Great Sadness

I am so fortunate to have had Steve as a good friend for more than 20 years, from the time he was at Radio South in Florida, to Futaba in California, and then Huntsville. He was a true gentleman and was a very positive influence on RC modeling in the United States and was respected world wide. Our prayers go out to his wife, son in law, and granddaughter.

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12-13-2016 01:29 AM
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ampex456

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Fairfield, CA

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Still no problems, only solutions, governed by MARSHALL AMPLIFICATION. I'm a HIROBO Fan, R U?

12-13-2016 01:49 AM
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oldfart

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Vancouver, Canada

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This indeed was very sad news. There just is not proper words in the English language to describe this true gentleman and icon of the RC industry. HE will be sorely missed. My condolences to his wife and others of his family.

Phil

12-13-2016 02:28 AM
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Robert "Full" Montee

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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My condolences to the Helms family.
Steve was a great man and I was fortunate to have met him and conversed a little at events these past few years.
Rest In Peace Steve

Robert "Full" Montee | Team Synergy | Team Futaba

12-13-2016 02:31 AM
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flyalan

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Nashville, TN

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Steve's passing

What a loss to the hobby. Steve was a trully great guy and an inspiration. He will surely be missed. Rest In Peace Steve!

12-13-2016 02:52 AM
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