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ssrobzoom

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Sorry to hear the lost of Mr. Steve Helms. The hobby has lost a great person which has been a real influence on our sport.

12-13-2016 03:07 AM
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qroadrunner96

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Birmingham, AL

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Steve Helms

This is a sad occasion,but as we pay our respects to a pillar of this great bonding hobby let's never forget those many times we laughed and joke with Steve as he carefully taught, showed, and often explained how or why this should be done this way, an man with great knowledge, experience and no how, the kind of guy we all hope to be like and be love by all at sometime in our lives let's not be sad let's celebrate and rejoice in it and wish him safe travels as he goes to his rightful place in heaven...Amen...Amen...Amen...So mote it be.

12-13-2016 03:18 AM
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madgadget

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St Louis MO

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Thanks for postingDr. Ben and accept my empathy for your loss. However also know numerous memories of encounters with your friend will comfort you, I pray for comfort for the Family.

12-13-2016 03:22 AM
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Heli143

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Phenix City, AL

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Sad news!

My condolences to his family and many friends.

Roy Mayoral

12-13-2016 03:26 AM
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JeffFassbinder

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Chino Hills

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Steve

Mr. Helms will be missed. I can think of many occasions at flying events and competitions that he'd come by and hang out. Steve wealth of knowledge was always great to tap into. You're having engine issues Steve would go to the line with you and listen, say land do a few adjustments and work with you until you got it right.

Alllright now, Steve would say and then move on. I wish there were more guys like him.

Condolences to his family.

12-13-2016 04:23 AM
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dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Very sad news. He will be missed.

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

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12-13-2016 05:45 AM
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LenSabato

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Champaign IL USA

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This is extremely sad news.

Steve was a truly great guy, and will be deeply missed by the RC community.

Although Steve and I worked for competing companies, we developed a friendship over the years as in the end, we are all modelers first.

Ben, please e mail me at len@jramericas.com with arrangement information.

A sad day for the RC community for sure. Len

12-13-2016 04:23 PM
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TonyF3a

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Muncie

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I purchased Radio South from Steve back in 1985 when he went to work for Futaba. Steve taught me so much. My involvement in Pattern competition was a direct result of Steve. I had the pleasure of working for him for several years. I attended many pattern contests with Steve and was the Contest Director for the 1983 World Champs where Steve was a Team member. I have so many fond memories of Steve..... I know he was fighting cancer for the last few years and it was tough. God Speed, my friend! Thanks for everything you did for me! My condolences to Molly and the family....
Tony Stillman

12-13-2016 05:26 PM
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MitchD

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Antioch TN USA

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Am deeply saddened by this. There's not enough room on this forum to say what a kind,generous admirable person steve was.Steve was always gracious with his knowledge and willingness to help everyone out. He fought hard, flew great,and was always right!he will be sorely missed, my condolences to steves family,terry t and friends...really hated to hear this....

'the answers to all problems lie at the bottom of a 55 gal fuel drum

12-13-2016 06:00 PM
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Dr.Ben

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Richmond, VA, USA

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Arrangements

Hi folks,
Here are the arrangement details for Steve's Celebration of Life

New Hope Funeral Home, Saturday 12/17/2016. Visitation 12-1300. Celebration of life following at 1300. http://www.nhfh.net

The locale is Huntsville, AL btw.

Thanks for all of your kind words. When all is said and done I am going to gather this all up and send it to Steve's wife.

Ben Minor

Team Synergy Team Futaba Team Kontronik USA
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12-13-2016 07:19 PM
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beast

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Laurel MD

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Very sad news.. RIP uncle Steve.. his nitro helis were the cleanest..

.Beresford

12-13-2016 09:43 PM
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RotorheadBob

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Wash DC Metro Area

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RIP Steve Helmes!

When on a trip to California some time ago, I met up with Steve who immediately treated me as his best friend. He asked me to come out to Tour Futaba USA although they were in the process of closing down. He was so proud to have worked there and what they accomplished. He talked about his love of flying telling me that when he passed he wanted to be holding a transmitter in his hands. I'll never forget that and the way he treated me on that trip.

What a gentleman he was to the hobby!

Rob

12-13-2016 11:14 PM
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fmrsdtr

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Oakville, Indiana

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Ben, should memorial donations be sent directly to the funeral home? If not, would you be able to get addresses for either the Cancer Institute Foundation or th church?

Thank you!

~Jenni Alderman, AMA # 640475
Associate Editor, Model Aviation

12-14-2016 02:21 PM
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jodyb

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clearwater beach, florida

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Good friend

A true gentleman one of the most meticulous Builders of his models mostly he loved what he did which was mainly helping other modelers who needed help he was my friend too and I was honored to paint his models when he asked me God bless you Steve and your family you will be missed

Ruffus

12-15-2016 10:56 PM
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CHiatt

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Winter Garden, FL

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Donations

Jenni,
Here are links for donations:

http://www.clearviewcancer.com/about/donate

I think this is the Church, may have to call for donation info...

Hampton Cove Church of Christ
409 Old Big Cove Rd
Brownsboro, Alabama 35741
Phone: (256) 534-3432

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamp...115396138482922

Regards,
Cliff

12-16-2016 02:18 AM
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fmrsdtr

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Oakville, Indiana

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Thank you, Cliff. Appreciate it.

~Jenni Alderman, AMA # 640475
Associate Editor, Model Aviation

12-16-2016 02:27 AM
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helitom

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Pine Grove, Calif, USA

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Always there to help. RIP Steve.

The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

12-16-2016 07:12 AM
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iyoy

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Bacolod City, Philippines

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Rest In Peace Steve Helms. He was one of my pattern pilot idols as a youth.

iyoy

12-17-2016 01:31 PM
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RGorham

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USA

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Mr. Steve Helms

Thinking of you a lot today buddy and cherishing all the moments we had together.

May your soul be at peace now.

Robert - "Team Havin Fun"

12-17-2016 08:28 PM
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John Benario

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Las Vegas

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I met Steve in 1991 or 1992 and knew of his experience with Pro-Line and Radio South from reading the model magazines. He always offered support and encouragement with the helicopter flying. One of the greats of the RC industry.

John Benario

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12-17-2016 10:38 PM
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