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Bede BD-4. Specifications. A photo.
Bede BD-4. Specifications. A photo.

Bede BD-4. Specifications. A photo.


Bede BD-4 - single-engine light aircraft belonging to general aviation, manufactured by the American Aircraft Corporation «Bedecorp» in the form of kits for self-assembly with 1968 years.


A photoBede BD-4


His first flight of easy-motor aircraft Bede BD-4 committed in 1968 year, however, the design of the aircraft operation began conducted more with 1965 years, while American aeronautical engineer paid special attention not only to the external design of the aircraft, but its flight performance .

The main reason for the high popularity of the aircraft model Bede BD-4 is the low cost of the kit and the low complexity of the work in the assembly of the aircraft, at the same time, for a very reasonable price the customer received a complete aircraft with high flight speed, meets all safety requirements, as well as in some cases, surpassing in quality the world's most famous aircraft aircraft manufacturers, in particular Piper, Cessna and Beechcraft.


Bede BD-4 photo


On board of small-aircraft Bede BD-4 can accommodate up to three passengers, not counting himself a pilot that is inherently fit, including for commercial sector small civil aviation, nevertheless, to a greater extent the aircraft operated by the private owners, although it is noted that because of the issued 720 aircraft (as of 2014 years, also including modifications), in commercial operation is about 20 aircraft.


CabinBede BD-4


A very acceptable in terms of its operation is the propulsion system of the aircraft Bede BD-4, presented a four-cylinder piston aircraft engine Lycoming IO-360 200 power in HP With its powerful aircraft engines, aircraft Bede BD-4 able to overcome the distance to 1448 kilometers at a cruising speed of 319 km \ h, and, itself the power plant is completely safe and easy to plan maintenance, which is also one of the reasons for the popularization of the aircraft.

Apart from the main production version, manufactured with 1968 years and received the name of Bede BD-4B, on the basis of this model was created and modification Bede BD-4C, characterized mainly some modifications done in the cabin (this version is only available in four-bed configuration), and also it lightened the weight of the aircraft structure - no significant changes have been made in the flight-technical terms.

Issue aircraft Bede BD-4 and its variants continues at the present time.


Specifications Bede BD-4.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 6,5 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,8 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,25 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 567 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 522 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1089 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 319 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 322 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1448 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4320 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360;
  • Power: 200 hp


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