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Old 10-10-2011, 11:40 AM
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Default Paul Lipps RIP

He will be missed.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:07 PM
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He will be missed.
What? Has something happened to Paul? Is there another thread here discussing something I have missed? Would you please elaborate?
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:08 PM
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Battle with cancer for a pretty good while...
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:14 PM
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This is sad news. I am sorry to hear this.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:17 PM
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Paul Lipps was special. I never knew he had cancer.

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Old 10-10-2011, 12:31 PM
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Yes Paul had stage 4 lung cancer, and was actively receiving chemo. I had spoken to him a few weeks ago before things took a turn for the worst. He got out of the hospital last week and Paul had his son Jeff call me to let me know he was home again.

RIP Paul, you were truly special.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:48 PM
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I'm really saddened to hear this. I knew Paul was fighting hard and asked Jim Smith to pass my (our) good wishes to him (we ran into each other in Virginia City the day after the Reno races shut down). Paul was as "Experimental" as they come, and though a Lancair guy, he really enjoyed talking mods with his like-minded RV and Rocket buddies. I know he enjoyed the debates and the occasionally provocative discussions...knowing that's often the genesis of discovery.

We've lost a great Experimental Aviation mind...I'm hopeful some of it rubbed off on us!

Fair Winds Paul

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Old 10-10-2011, 01:33 PM
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:39 PM
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I didn't know Paul but I found him to be one of the most memorable posters on this forum.

He would post these crazy things, way out of the mainstream, you know, just ridiculous, but uh-oh, he had some facts and he had some engineering knowledge and he had some actual results. Also, when others would assert things he would sometimes politely challenge them with real calculations and again, those pesky real world results.

Who would ever dream those crazy looking props could actually work, but they could.

He was a gem.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:59 PM
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I met Paul at Reno at few years back. Certainly an innovative thinker always challenging the old approaches to problems and traditional solutions. His successes at Reno with his props were mind boggling in the biplane class- a quantum leap in speed where usually there are only minor, incremental ones.

A true "outside the box" thinker who you had to admire even if you found his approach abrasive. If you wanted to debate, you had to have your facts straight or he'd pick you apart. I didn't know Paul well but got along fine with him. He was always curious about new things or things he was not familiar with although he had tremendous knowledge about many subjects.

Not too many around like Paul any more. He will be missed...
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