Bede BD-5. Specifications. A photo.
Bede BD-5. Specifications. A photo.

Bede BD-5. Specifications. A photo.


Bede BD-5 - lightweight racing single-seater developed in 1971, the «Bede Aircraft Corporation» American Aircraft Corporation.


Photo Bede BD-5


The aircraft model Bede BD-5 became designed by US aircraft manufacturers at the end of 60-ies of the last century, moreover, the plane carried only narrow the scope of its application, in particular, its supposed to be used only as a private aircraft, or as a sports agent, helped by high maneuverability and large airspeed.

Despite the fact that the plane Bede BD-5 has a fairly narrow scope of application, this aircraft has been very popular, and, we are talking about how the use of its territory to the United States of America and in other countries, including European countries.


Aircraft Bede BD-5


The compact design of the aircraft provided the aircraft Bede BD-5 high maneuverability, which in turn allowed to perform complex aerobatic stunts, including at high flight speeds. However, for the operation of the aircraft of this model needed some training that is particularly true for the process of landing the aircraft, however, is very high demand for this aircraft indicates that, despite some shortcomings, the plane Bede BD-5 remained very popular.

The first flight of the Bede BD-5 aircraft took place in September of 1971 year, and during this test the aircraft fully met the expectations of its manufacturers, therefore, in 1972 the production of aircraft was launched. The Bede BD-5 was manufactured by the American company Bede Aircraft Corporation both as fully operational versions and as sets for self-assembly by future owners, which significantly reduced the cost of the aircraft. For the entire production period, 210 already built fully equipped aircraft, and created an order of 5100 kits designed for self-assembly.


Bede BD-5 photo


The cabin of the aircraft Bede BD-5 is equipped with only one pilot's seat, and, to carry out the transportation of goods or used for any other tasks, this model of aircraft can not.

Depending on the modification, the Bede BD-5 aircraft can be equipped with a piston, turboprop or turbojet aircraft engine. The cheapest version of the aircraft, equipped with a piston power plant of the Hirth 2706 brand, has a thrust of 65 hp, but can accelerate to a speed of 350 km / h, and the maximum flight range of this aircraft is also quite acceptable, amounting to about 1330 kilometers ...

The following options are aircraft of this model:

  • Bede BD-5B - Variant equipped with a piston powerplant;
  • Bede BD-5TP - Version equipped aircraft turboprop aircraft engine;
  • Bede BD-5J - A modernized version of the aircraft equipped with turbojet engine brand Microturbo TRS 18.


Specifications Bede BD-5.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger capacity: no.
  • aircraft Length: 4,26 m .;
  • Wingspan: 6,56 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,7 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 210 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 170 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 380 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 322 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 350 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1330 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Hirth 2706 (depending on version);
  • Power: 65 hp (Depending on version).


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