Draco Has Crashed

This is the place where we can all meet and speak about whatever is on the mind.
new reply
User avatar
WB_FlashOver
Technical Sergeant
Posts: 823
Joined: 10 Jun 2012
Location: (S05) U.S.A.
Contact:

Draco Has Crashed

Post WB_FlashOver »

:cry: :cry: :cry:
I don't know how many follow Mike Patey and his fabulous creation Draco. I love watching his videos and the engineering that he puts into his STOL.

Yesterday Mike crashed Draco and posted a video of it. I know there are guidelines about posting aircraft accidents. I believe this falls well within those guidelines and is a good learning tool for pilots.

-- Fly Well, Be Nice, Have Fun ! ! !

Z390 FTW | i9 9900K @ 5.2 | 16GB 3333 CL14 | 1080 Ti FTW3
970 Pro 512GB (OS)| 970 Evo 1TB | 850 Evo 500GBx2 Raid0
3TB HDD | Define S2 | EKWB Dual Loop


P51civ - T6 - P40 - B17 - B377 - L049 - Comanche 250 - Spit

Buffy Foster

Re: Draco Has Crashed

Post Buffy Foster »

I saw that yeah. :'( I'm glad everybody came out safe and, yeah, I hope ppl learn from Mike's video. Plus I respect him saying, "Folks, it was 100% MY OWN FAULT."

User avatar
DHenriquesA2A
A2A Chief Pilot
Posts: 5169
Joined: 27 Mar 2009
Location: East Coast United States

Re: Draco Has Crashed

Post DHenriquesA2A »

Mike is a first class guy and an engineering and fabrication genius. He made a mistake and within hours did a video saying just that.
It only takes a second's indecision to turn a great week into a bad day. Mike wanted to make sure what happened might do some good for another pilot; thus the video. Mike knows full well how well known he is. It took guts to video to the entire nation that he made a mistake. He's the kind of person you want in aviation.
I'd fly with Mike tomorrow and told him so yesterday.
Dudley Henriques

User avatar
AKar
A2A Mechanic
Posts: 4560
Joined: 26 May 2013

Re: Draco Has Crashed

Post AKar »

Damn, too bad to see all the effort in that shape. Yet, (sh)it occasionally happens, and the best kind of crashes are those from which everyone come out unharmed.

-Esa

awash2002
A2A ACE
Posts: 2825
Joined: 01 Aug 2013
Location: KCZL

Re: Draco Has Crashed

Post awash2002 »

I saw that plane at Oshkosh this year and talked with Mike to he is a great guy
Image
Image
Image
Image

pjc747
Senior Master Sergeant
Posts: 2220
Joined: 04 Jan 2011

Re: Draco Has Crashed

Post pjc747 »

An example of how raw horsepower was mistaken for skilled airmanship.

new reply

Return to “Pilot's Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: djbully, TymK and 20 guests