My reason is because you're obviously a dangerous pilot. What's your reason? I'm mean?
Glad you're not at my field.I knew we'd find something to agree on!
I've noticed you seem very quick to judge others, NoMad. Are you the type of person that thinks people are easy to understand? Or do you think your life experiences grant you exclusive knowledge of other's situations?
More to the point, do you think a person is incapable of understanding a system well enough to know when said system requires 100% of their attention vs., say, 80%? I agree that the takeoff roll requires careful focus, but I am also clear that there are a few seconds where steady rudder input is all that necessary to fully control this plane.
In the video I count two-and-a-half... may
be three seconds of distraction with the door, which was broken up by a glance back to centerline. (To address your previous concern: yes, I was looking at the centerline while
futzing with the door.) Before, during, and after the door incident I was applying input to the rudder to maintain coordinated roll. The throttle on this plane has a well-adjusted friction-stop and there was no crosswind necessitating aileron input.
As I've said, I don't know if I'd handle it exactly the same way if it happens again. But I did not, even for an instant
believe that I put myself, my plane, or any other person or property in peril. These are things that every adult needs to be cognizant of and I do not believe I failed in that responsibility. You are free to sit back and criticize from the other side of your monitor but I challenge that you cannot possibly have the awareness or knowledge with the level of detail about this situation that I as the pilot had, and I take offense to being called 'dangerous' based solely on your armchair observation.