Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BEDE BD-6



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 605. Empty wt. 375. Fuel capacity 21. Wingspan 21'6". Length 16'9". Engine 55-hp Hirth. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 140. Cruise mph 130. Stall mph 50. Climb rate 900. Ceiling 14,000. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 400. Range 450.

The BD-6 was another in the line of “build-it-yourself” airplanes from Bede Aircraft. Essentially a single seat version of the BD-4, it incorporated the same ease of construction aimed at the novice builder while utilizing the same German-made Hirth engine originally
used in the BD-5. This high wing all-metal ship seats one person in an enclosed cockpit and stands on non-retractable tricycle gear.



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