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Old Apr 22, 2013, 12:39 PM
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*KONTRONIK is mourning*

*KONTRONIK is mourning*

On Friday the 19th April, my beloved husband, brilliant engineer and
esteemed CEO died in a tragic car accident. His loss will create a great
void that will be a challenge for us all.

With great pride and perseverance, Harald and I worked together to build
KONTRONIK into a successful company. We have always believed in our
KONTRONIK family and I am convinced they will all work together to carry
on Harlad’s vision.

The funeral service will be on Friday, April 26th in our Catholic Church
(Hadolfinger Straße, 72108 Rottenburg-Hailfingen).

In tiefer Trauer aus Rottenburg-Hailfingen, with great teariness

Sabine Konrath

Telefon +49 7457 94350 · Fax +49 7457 943590

info@kontronik.com <mailto:jan.burmeister@kontronik.com>
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Sorry to hear of the loss--Harald was one of the pioneers in electric flight systems. I always enjoyed our meetings we had at many F5B/D World Champs over the years.

According to my friend he and his friend died when the Cobra he had just got the day before turned over near his home. http://www.tagblatt.de/Home/nachrich...id,211559.html

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Old Apr 22, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Very sad, my 1st use of brushless was with Kontronik.
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 09:00 PM
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My condolences to the Konrath family. I too first experienced brushless flight with Kontronik components. Excellent equipment.
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 10:44 PM
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Although we only had the privilege of meeting Harald once, his professionalism and sportsmanship will always be remembered. He was truly a talented engineer, but from what we saw from him, he was a better man. His loss will be felt by many around the world.
Our most sincere condolences from our family to yours.
Sincerely, Arch Adamisin, F5D Director, 2000 Worlds, San Diego.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Sad news indeed.

My condolences.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 10:15 AM
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My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong

Dan Kane and family.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 02:53 PM
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My deepest sympathies for Sabine, family, and friends. Harald was a great engineer, competitor, and a genuinely friendly person ready to help. Very sad to hear the news.

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Old Apr 23, 2013, 06:13 PM
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I ever had deep appreciation for the development and spirit Harald has brought to Kontronik. Indeed a great engineer!

Wish you all the best to carry on Haralds vision!

My condolences

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Old Apr 25, 2013, 04:36 PM
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My condolences as well. Bought my first brushless from Kontronik, from Harald himself actually, on the Dortmund fair quite some time ago.

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