It was an experienced pilot, that reported power loss after takeoff. The crash happened at Skylark Field Airport (KILE) near Killeen, TX on 10 AUG 2013. The aircraft registration - N27BD. NTSB report ID - CEN13LA478. All the discussion about where his hands should/or should not have been after takeoff seems moot, considering the pilot lost power. This was the first flight of an experimental aircraft, not his first solo.