View Full Version : Phil Kraft Has Passed Away

04-28-2006, 08:06 PM
Phil Kraft passed away April 9, 2006.

Phil designed the original Ugly Stick back in 1965 that was featured in an RC Modeler article. Little did Phil ever imagine his Ugly Stick would remain in the R/C scene or go through so many incarnations through the years.

All of the Sticks on the market today trace their ancestry back to Phil's original humble model of 1965.

Attached is a brief PDF biography of Phil just received via e-mail.

May Phillip O. Kraft Rest In Peace.

04-28-2006, 08:11 PM
That's sad to hear. A true pioneer!

04-28-2006, 08:14 PM
Certainly was.

I was fortunate enough to have met him back in '70 while at a Dahlgreen, VA Nationals Contest. Met Tony Bonetti there at that time also.

04-29-2006, 08:55 AM
He certainly earned the respect of many ozzie fliers mine included :cool: