◎ 作成日:2023.5.20(土) 18:25
John Clapp 氏 逝去
TAN 2 ラバーの供給元、FAI Model Supply の前オーナー、ジョンクラップ氏が逝去されたとSENに報じられています。２月のLOST HILLSでは毎年ご夫人と参加され、F1B、F1Gにエントリーされていました。 いつもお二人で競技を楽しんでおられました。TAN 2が製造中止になる時買っておいたら、と教えてくれ急遽購入した事を思い出します。
John Clapp passed away on the 14 of this month. For us modellers, John is most remembered as being the owner of FAI Model Supply that provided us with the rubber for our models and other modeling supplies. John stabilized the rubber supply by improving the working relations with “the Rubber Factory” and used his scientific and engineering background to work with them on getting a consistent quality. John treated all his customers equally, with no favorites getting "the special stuff”. He was a regular on the field flying himself so understood well what we needed. John retired a few years back and FAI Model supply continues along the standards that John set. We very much appreciate what John did to make our hobby more enjoyable and liked seeing him and Sally at our events world wide, he will be missed. Our condolences to Sally and the rest of his family.