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Dec 02, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Famous celebrities that fly RC

I was thinking the other day that there are some famous celebrities that fly RC
2 that I know of are

Ayrton Senna and Ron Haslam

Who do you know ??
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Dec 02, 2007, 10:00 AM
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I heard that Carrot Top used to be real big in the pylon racing circuits......
Dec 02, 2007, 10:16 AM
How about Burt Rutan. I don`t know if he still does but he used to be an AMA member.
Dec 02, 2007, 10:22 AM
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carrot top is the only name so far I've heard of...
Dec 02, 2007, 10:51 AM
Roy Haliday from the Toronto Blue Jays supposedly flies RC helicopters.
Dec 02, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Probably tghemost famus is Reginald Denny. But, that was many years ago!
Dec 02, 2007, 12:12 PM
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i think one of the guys in Z.Z. Top flys just not sure which one
Dec 02, 2007, 01:06 PM
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The ZZ Top guy is Frank Beard (drummer). He got started because he used to watch his roadies fly planes inbetween concerts.

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Dec 02, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Just found out that Henry Fonda and JAmes stewart used to fly aswell
Dec 02, 2007, 01:59 PM
Originally Posted by JWilliams2
carrot top is the only name so far I've heard of...
Burt Rutan is the guy that designed the Long EZ and many other full size planes as well as the rocketship that won the X prize.
Dec 02, 2007, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by roundthebend
I was thinking the other day that there are some famous celebrities that fly RC
2 that I know of are

Ayrton Senna and Ron Haslam

Who do you know ??
Well he's not globally famous but in the UK the TV Game show host and radio star Vernon Kaye reportedly flys RC aeroplanes.
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Dec 02, 2007, 04:34 PM
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We've had this talk before. Search the forums. Here's a partial list from the lst time this came up. I added Roy Orbison's name as a very active scale CL flyer in the day. A friend of his from Wink TX confirmed it to me. He was extremely farsighted, not blind, but dark glasses looked better on stage than the coke-bottles he usually wore. It's been a long time, but I think he spend time in a model shop the day he died.

Google should have more info -- as I said, it's been a long time since I looked into this.

His BLACK AND WHITE night was on TV last night. It's a keeper.


Someone mentioned earlier in another post that his parents said he was wasting too much time on RC airplanes?
Guess that put him in a crowd of" NEFARIOUS CHARACTERS" with names such as Burt Rutan, Wally Schirra, Scott Crossfield, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Reginald Denny, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper,Matt Chapman, John Glenn,Jim Lovell and Paul Harvey, just to name a few.
I wonder whatever happened all of the above mentioned guys?
Do you suppose any of them ever amounted to anything in life????

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Dec 03, 2007, 09:51 AM
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I work with Carrot Top's Brother. That's funny. I'll ask him about it.
Dec 03, 2007, 09:54 AM
I hardly think Carrot Top is a ringing endorsement for RC flying. Isn't that right Chief Diamond Phillips.
Dec 04, 2007, 04:25 PM
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Top Fuel Driver (Retired) Eddie Hill is an active 3D pilot.

There's video of him and his Yak on RCU

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