DRACO - The Most Badass Monster Bush Plane EVER!

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Be my wing man and join in the adventure: https://goo.gl/sW5J5o

    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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    For more of my adventures follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trentonpalmer/

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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

     (Jan 24, 2019)

    For more footage of Draco in action check out Mike's first official day in the backcountry: https://www.faceclips.net/video/D5Z2VNTFp-Q/video.html 👍

  • Oggy

     (10 hours ago)

    +EZRA Gonzalez Like this one? right? https://www.faceclips.net/video/qYH6o7eDF2U/video.html

  • EZRA Gonzalez

     (Feb 19, 2019)


  • Nathan Knight

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    pretty impressed with his technical knowledge. Loved that he personally crafted so much of the plane, not just paying somebody else to do it.

  • Mathew Reny

     (Feb 25, 2019)

    +Bobbywolf64 He is the solid engineering and testing. Don't let the accent fool you, he is highly capable and had his own engineering team help him out.

  • Don Berry

     (Feb 12, 2019)

    +Bobbywolf64 oh he's not stupid. You get experience from not doing stupid stuff. I think he's organized and motivated.

  • Rags Almighty

     (Aug 2, 2018)

    My dad bought one of the first Wilgas in the US back in 1977, we used to go flying every 2nd or 3rd week from Chino Airport in SoCal. I still remember going through the pre-flight and having to drag the prop through a half dozen rotations to drain the oil from the lower cylinders. We never got the takeoff roll down to 118 feet (!) but I do remember taking off in some pretty dang short distances - he would then crank it up to a 30 degree climb and head out to the desert - still one of the most thrilli...

  • Nasser Khan

     (Mar 14, 2019)

    You are lucky, the only thing that my dad knew how to fly were his fists..........He is gone now and we have no thrilling memories of him.....

  • tim wilkinson

     (Feb 11, 2019)

    Nice story Rory thanks for sharing .

  • MrShiffles

     (Sep 14, 2018)

    I sometimes get bored watching videos of knowledgeable people talking about their sweet projects, but i could listen to this guy for hours...this awesome plane is one of a kind, and its pilot truly deserves to own it...Cheers Mike \m/

  • Joe Elmore

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    I love listening to details like this. More info the better but I agree, some people are just boring.

  • Gary Goodlund

     (Mar 6, 2019)

    I watched the series of videos that Mike posted showing the whole process of building this aircraft. I suppose it could be a bit tedious to someone not really into the process, but I found all the videos to be fascinating!! I think there were 17 videos in total and I have them all saved in my browser. This is one incredible aircraft. I found the comparison between the original version and the final version that Mike created to be an amazing evolution. There are an incredible number of interesting bush...

  • Peter Shinn

     (Aug 2, 2018)

    Good stuff. One suggestion. When you are interviewing and the person starts talking about a part, like the rear wheels, focus on the wheels. I really wanted to see those rear wheels , but you stayed focused on him talking the whole time. Then, when he said "and there's the rear light," you just did a quick pan and said "oh yeah" and panned back, not even one full second on the light.

  • Wyatt Fischbach

     (Mar 16, 2019)

    Haha dude you are SPOT ON!!! When he started talking about those back wheels and the camera barely looked at them and focused on the guy. I was pissed!

  • Thumper1311

     (Sep 13, 2018)

    a million dollars......welp, I can scratch this one from the list.

  • Lloyd De Jay II

     (Jan 6, 2019)

    +Y Knott 🆒🎢😎

  • Y Knott

     (Dec 11, 2018)

    Build a Corvair Engine from William Wynne's plans. Build a Bearhawk LSA. You'll have close to Super Cub performance at a fraction of Super Cub investment.

  • Nolan Middlemas

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    I think Draco is the highlight and mascot of Oshkosh 2018...

  • Bill Hart

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    Nolan Middlemas , right you are! I watched the whole Draco conversion on Mike's channel and his engineer's mind, craftsman's hands, coupled with his unbridled enthusiasm and piloting skills, wow! We just run out of superlatives. Trent thanks for bringing Mike's Draco to us in a really classy fashion!

  • fuelerr

     (Dec 10, 2018)

    Just watched Mikes full Draco build series of videos. Wow what a guy. His drive, knowledge and winning personality are amazing. The true definition of the American Dream.

  • Piotr Nowak

     (Aug 2, 2018)

    This plane is "Wilga" read as "Vilhga" produced in Poland since late 60s till now, the name means bird "oriole". Wilga is the best smal 1 engine plane in its class in the world, short start & landing. On Wilga Polish pilots win many times the european & world championships in "precision flights". On this movie you see capabilities of this plane even with original radial engine it can start & land on skyscraper roof & it is very easy to fly.

  • Monster 88 Camaro

     (Sep 3, 2018)

    What I wouldnt give to have this parked behind my Alaska cabin.

  • Gary Goodlund

     (2 days ago)

    +Rob I grew up in log cabin that my dad built from trees that he cut on our homestead in the Chugach Mountains outside of Anchorage. Our family was up there in the late 1940s and through the mid '50s. His bush plane had very little resemblance to Mike's red rocket ship!! His last plane up there was a red Super Wigeon, twin engine seaplane, built by Grumman through the 1940s. It was very capable for that time but I haven't seen anything like Mike's Draco. That thing is amazing!!! I have all of his build...

  • Rob

     (Feb 15, 2019)

    What I wouldn't give to have a cabin in Alaska.