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Old 07-31-2021, 07:05 PM
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Default Tracy Saylor

What a wonderful guy and amazing RV expert , he helpe many of us make much better planes . Miss this good friend and amazing craftsman

Peter Cavallo
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:10 PM
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RPI Tracy.

It was good knowing you.

No more headwinds or cloudy skys.
Mike Starkey
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:15 AM
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I missed this sad news in July. I first met Tracy Saylor at Sunín Fun around 1993. He was a class act.
Tailwinds, my friend.
Don Hull
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:30 AM
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Haven't seen Tracy since the time we dropped in on him at Independence on our way to Arlington. Sorry he's gone. I saw 230mph over Lake Casitas in level flight in his 6. He was a guru of RV speed. As has been mentioned, a craftsman. He did beautiful work. He inspired me to build a better airplane. Mine will never be as fast as his was, though.

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Old 11-10-2021, 02:12 PM
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Default Bummer

I hadn't heard Tracy had passed. I'm sorry to hear that. Super nice guy. He was flying out of Santa Paula when I was building my RV in the late 90's.

I still have his fiberglass gear leg fairing on my RV-6. His were the first to market. He was ahead of his time.

I also got to fly next to his RV-6 and had a drag race. NO contest. Walked away like I had a boat anchor dragging. That thing was fast.

Blue skies Tracy!
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:16 AM
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The name Ted Saylor has been ringing in my head. I sold him a plenum a while back and found his correspondence today. A fine gentleman, sent a nice note with his order. I never heard about the installation.

RIP Ted , you represent the sport well.

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