RE: Bad Day
The plane looked to be in a stall from the moment it left the ground, the tail didn't
come up before it was lifting off. Tail sould have come up before up elevator was
applied and a gentle climb out before turning was attempted, that would have given
the pilot time to determine what trim changes would be needed while gaining altitude
and making them. Up elevator is only held on continuously during taxiing only, once
the plane is lined up for take-off no up elevator is needed until the tail comes off the
ground and the plane has reached enough speed so that the wing and stabalizer are
both in the "Flying Mode" otherwise you are inducing a stall, especially on a warbird.
A tough lesson to learn, hopefully the plane is repairable, one of my favorite twins is
the P or F-82 twin Mustang.