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Old 07-27-2018, 01:58 PM
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Default "Draco" Super STOL Turboprop - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 - ...

Links for viewing a recently finished Wigla Turbo propped conversion STOL:


If you are still interested at this point then here is a 20 minute video by the builder/owner of how he converted a Wigla to his specifications:
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Guess I can't amend or edit the first post so below are two additional YouTubies on the original subject and builder/pilot. These are a little redundant, but they add an amount of good information and color.



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Wow, looks astonishing!
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Another quick video of the Draco arriving at Oshkosh. I would recommend starting at the 6:10 point in this 10 minute video. Anything before is just the miscellaneous travel scenes (not that interesting) . At the 6:10 point you can watch the cold start up of the Draco's turbine, followed by a take-off, flight into Oshkosh and landing on the scene.


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Link below is Draco in action out in the wild. Interesting STOL performance in high elevation country. There is a surprise bit of action at the end of the day when hangaring the Draco.


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Draco is still flying-----update.


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Default Mike should be a motivational speaker for any higher learning institution!!!

I should listen to this guy every morning. ...........GET it DONE!!



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Looks like Horizon could put out a model of the Draco: See link>>>> https://www.facebook.com/HorizonHobb...1033356805599/
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Pure STOL performance

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Incredibly bad news with Draco's crash. So glad Mike walked away and there was no fire. It looks like Draco can be rebuild, but it is quite a set back.

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Default Apparently GOOD News -

When you smash your airplane pick it up, put it in a corner for a while, and then go back and rebuild it better than before......see last 5/6 seconds of this video.

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Default Brief shot of Draco status while Mike is building different plane

Mike is building a different radical plane from various parts (Not Draco's) , but he briefly discussed DRACO's status 24 1/2 minutes into his most recent YouTube video. Here is a screen shot of one of the biggest Draco pieces: ........Can't wait for the restoration.


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At first I thought this video was about Mile Patey's new project "Scrappy", but check out the first 5 minutes (all about Draco II). I'll keep this thread on the Draco concept so just FYI, several Scrappy Project YouTubes can be found, well, on YouTube, etc.

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Default Remembering Draco I - Turbine Startup, External View

Link to a short video showing the turbine startup:
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Valdez Alaska STOL record holder.

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Here is a longer video detailing a lot of Mike Patey's history including his major projects. The part pertaining to Draco and its eventual successor DRACO X can be found starting at the 17:05 point and lasts until 23:17. I clipped a graphic of what he intends to do when DRACO X is transformed out of a second Wilga that Mike was able to find (See picture). He mentioned he is going from 680 horsepower to 1,000 horsepower the second time around!!!



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