Hi Kosh and all at Wattflyer's
Sorry to pass on tragic news guys but I know a lot of folks have built Dekan's/
Dave's F-22 (based on Kosh's design) and Simple Delta
This is a post from Bravedan over on the RC Groups Simple Delta thread
"Didn't know where else to post this.............but I guess what more fitting place than in a thread started by him on a plane of his design.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that my friend, and by contact on this Forum a lot of you too, "Dekan", alias David Kanefsky, passed away recently.
Wrongly diagnosed as having a Hiatus Hernia, later tests and exploratory surgery when his condition worsened finally exposed that he had advanced and untreatable cancer. He only lasted a few days beyond that. David was single, and so has no succeeding family.
I first met him in 2006 at a public flying site. Quite a character, he and his long time friend Les were a "feature" of that site for many, and we spent many happy times throwing ever stranger pieces of motorised foam into the air and watching them fly (usually).
He had at that time a few RC converted chuck gliders based on the "Fik" range. I used to wind him up producing wierder and wierder ones, a de-dihedralled aerobatic version, a 350W Biplane "Panic" lookalike, a Canard , ..............Fik 80's with 100 wings, a Mpx "Fox" Fus with a Fik 65 wing, etc, etc.
As I like my planes super nervous, it was a standing joke that when he flew one of mine he had to set the rates down 800%. We flew together regularly, and he usually brought at least a Fik 80 and his Simple Delta, a plane he was very proud of because of it's classic simplicity yet versatile flight envelope.
Latterly he got into RC Yacht racing, something I did not have the time to follow but which he entered into with the same straightforward and thoughtful approach he gave all matters.
We will miss him.
SO, next time you fly your Simple Delta, pass a thought for David up there into the air with it, he was one of life's good guys............"