DRACO - The Most Badass Monster Bush Plane EVER!

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 26, 2018
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    More Draco Flying action: https://www.faceclips.net/video/D5Z2VNTFp-Q/video.html

    Go watch Mike's build of this beast here: https://www.faceclips.net/channel/UCSvdee86uThqIrloZjWwNVg

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    The Gear I use:
    My main camera - https://goo.gl/3SMGzb
    The bendy tripod thing - https://goo.gl/n7wx14
    My on camera mic - https://goo.gl/GNsHF6
    Sony 4K Actioncam - https://goo.gl/9iQRyM
    The headset plug to camera audio cable - https://goo.gl/vz9SWU
    The clamp I use for mounting cameras - https://goo.gl/g7iR1P
    DJI Osmo stabilized cam - https://goo.gl/d5FcnE
    DJI Osmo extension cable - https://goo.gl/9pyefZ
    The drone I use - https://goo.gl/uNWYji
  • Source: https://youtu.be/PqhI4MeCn1c


  • Trent Palmer

    Trent Palmer

     7 months ago +35

    For more footage of Draco in action check out Mike's first official day in the backcountry: https://youtu.be/D5Z2VNTFp-Q 👍

  • /\non/^\edi€


     an hour ago

    This was the first time I saw draco. Just came back to share this video in memory. RIP Draco. I'm glad Mike, Mrs. patey, and his friend are all ok.
    TBH I'm curious to see what the future holds for the scraps/engine of Draco.
    I could tell Mike was crushed.
    My hats off to any man Willing to own their ****, and learn from it.
    Unfortunately Aviation is a thing where mistakes are often fatal. So we all can learn from this.
    You can't control the weather. But you can wait it out.
    Fly safe.

  • Tony Gomes

    Tony Gomes

     2 hours ago

    Great show.

  • carazo321


     3 hours ago

    R.I.P. Draco

  • Jazon J.

    Jazon J.

     6 hours ago

    PZL Wilga - jakiż to piękny oryginalny polski samolot!

  • James A Dauphinais

    James A Dauphinais

     11 hours ago

    He just crashed . Draco is gone. 😪
    He walked away.

  • DML Channel

    DML Channel

     17 hours ago

    Pretty sure Obama would claim: "You didn't build that"... when in effect Mike essentially did.

  • Ray Zickrick

    Ray Zickrick



  • alan connelly

    alan connelly


    Sad, sad, sad, day in aviation history yesterday when Draco was totaled in an accident leaving Reno air races to go home. Mike and his passengers are injury free.

    This video serves for great historic purposes of Mike Patey's brilliant engineering, brilliant fabrication skills and brilliant flying skills pushing the limits of aviation. Draco is now gone. Mike is okay.

    Looking forward to seeing him finish and fly the amazing Scrappy project.

  • Dave Pawson

    Dave Pawson


    Once rebuilt no wheels needed, just a couple of kickstands.

  • Christopher Longhorn

    Christopher Longhorn


    13:35 is where it is

  • Ed Chester

    Ed Chester

     yesterday +1

    'Ground looping', a bit foretelling huh?

  • Spill Burg

    Spill Burg


    RIP Draco

  • philbucher


     yesterday +1

    He crashed it - ground loop on takeoff at Reno, and it is just a pile of metal now!

  • Sean C

    Sean C


    RIP Draco :( i hope he rebuilds!

  • ken wanless

    ken wanless


    So sorry to hear about the crash, Mike. Glad it is only twisted metal.

  • Tim Gilbear

    Tim Gilbear

     yesterday +1

    AND now it's in the shop, if not the junque yard. Crashed at the Air races taking off in high winds.

  • Rob Ralph

    Rob Ralph


    R.I.P Draco 😢😢

  • gypsy freedom

    gypsy freedom

     yesterday +1

    RIP, Draco. so glad Mike and family/friends are ok. Draco will be missed

  • DaOneJoel



    RIP Draco, I hope it will some day be back, more badass then ever!