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.

Photo Bede 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 aircraft models Bede BD-4 is the low cost of one set and the low complexity of work when assembling the aircraft, while at a very reasonable price the client received a full-fledged aircraft with high flight speed, meeting all safety requirements, as well as , in some cases, superior in quality to the aircraft of the world's most famous aircraft manufacturers, in particular Piper, Cessna and Beechcraft.

Bede BD-4 photo

On board the light aircraft Bede BD-4 can accommodate up to three passengers, not counting the pilot himself, which is inherently suitable, including for the commercial sector of small civil aviation, but nonetheless, to a greater extent this aircraft is operated by private owners, although it is noted that of the aircraft 720 produced (according to the 2014 year, including also modifications), about 20 aircraft are in commercial operation.

Cabin Bede BD-4

The Bede BD-4 powerplant, represented by one four-piston Lycoming IO-360 aircraft engine in 200 hp, is also quite acceptable in terms of its operation. Thanks to a powerful aircraft engine, the Bede BD-4 is able to overcome distances up to 1448 kilometers at a cruising speed of 319 km / h, moreover, the power plant itself is quite reliable and simple in terms of maintenance, which is also one of the reasons for popularizing this 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.

The release of the Bede BD-4 aircraft and its modifications 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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