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Draco down

Unread post by Sideslip » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:25 pm

Unfortunately Draco crashed on takeoff a short while ago. Reports are that Mike and his wife are ok.

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Re: Draco down

Unread post by Sideslip » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:32 pm

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Re: Draco down

Unread post by thysbosch » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:35 pm

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Re: Draco down

Unread post by Goose1 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:39 pm

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Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:54 pm

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Re: Draco down

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Conditions appear to be very strong cross wind. Seems like its between 15 - 20 knots. No conditions to be getting airborne at low speed with full flap.
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by Jan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:04 pm

Not good but at least they are ok. Looked like a very strong crosswind
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by Zulu01 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:31 pm

Airport authorities say the strong wind was probably a factor.

Only local news covering it for now, more later
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by CWS » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Reno has a cross runway. Why didn’t he use that if the crosswind was strong? Hope he wasn’t trying to impress the crowd with a steep climb out in those conditions?
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by Broadbandboer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:38 pm

Glad everyone is ok. Just goes to show that the weather does not look or judge who or what is flying. If it’s not flying weather it’s not flying weather. I really enjoyed following that plane on IG. Hopefully it will be rebuilt.
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by chrisnic » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:42 pm

Trying to do a short takeoff. To impress!!!

Did not work for him this time.
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by 117 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:17 pm

Broadbandboer wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Glad everyone is ok. Just goes to show that the weather does not look or judge who or what is flying. If it’s not flying weather it’s not flying weather. I really enjoyed following that plane on IG. Hopefully it will be rebuilt.


On the contrary.... The wx will always win - so why tempt it?

As i said on the other thread, its sad for the showman when time moves quickly
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by lampiesJR » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:19 pm

Like always, everyone jumps to conclusions :x

Well done Mr. Patey and even more so for admitting it was your fault

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Re: Draco down

Unread post by 117 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 pm

Ok, so the vlog admits wrong doing. Ok, cool. Is all forgiven then? ( it is the modern age of vlogs after all)

As viewers we believe the vlog and it's content well before any safety group had its say. Ok, cool?

Personly, I'd rather be hind quartered than agree to the 'ag shame' brigade
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Re: Draco down

Unread post by jimdavis » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:09 pm

lampiesJR wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Like always, everyone jumps to conclusions :x

Well done Mr. Patey and even more so for admitting it was your fault
Well done for taking on the weather and losing?

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