Considering this is the most bad@%$ bush plane out there, I truly believe this plane would be awesome for Infinite Flight. If we were to have DRACO we could seek value in the little local countryside grass strips, have STOL competitions, and just have fun flying “low and slow”.
The story behind DRACO
DRACO was the last PZL Wilga made, owner Mike Patey was in a formation photo shoot over Utah, Patey lost power over a lake, struggling to keep the Lycoming 540 alive put it down in a nearby crop. As Patey repaired DRACO he came up with the idea of putting an turboprop with more HP than the 540 that was originally applied. As a result Patey and the Flying cowboys put a 680HP PT6 on her and increasing the control panels of the airplane.
Takeoff distance - 97 feet
Landing distance 110 feet
Powerplant - 1 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28A (680HP)
Cruise speed - 156 knots @ FL16
Climb rate - 4000FPM