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By Maxthelion
I'd grab any offer to fly one of those with both hands, though perhaps not that particular example. It was designed as a fighter-like sport plane and a military trainer and I've seen one up close at Reno. They do indeed look intimidating, but no more so than some of the hairier Pitts out there.
By patowalker
TheFarmer wrote:Then there are the unknowns. He might have had all sorts of issues we know nothing about, ...

It was the aircraft's maiden flight and
During the flight it was discovered a number of issues affecting the precise engine power and propeller RPM controlling.

The pilot on the maiden flight, Miroslaw (Mirek) Zalewski, is no novice, and was not in the aircraft when it crashed.