Wednesday, July 1, 2009

BEDE BD-4




STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 2,000. Empty wt. 1,080. Fuel capacity 57.6. Wingspan 25'7". Length 21'4".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 183. Cruise mph 174. Stall mph 63. Climb rate 1,400. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 600. Range 750.

The BD-4 was designed to be built by homebuilders who have only simple shop tools and no previous experience; however, the finished product is a high-performance, low-cost, all-metal aircraft capable of carrying two to four persons. Only the wings are constructed of fiberglass. The BD-4 can use any Lycoming engine from 108 to 200 hp. It is a high-wing enclosed-cabin design.



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