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Bede BD-5

Low Wing Metal


Bede BD-5

Kit/Plans:
BD Micro Technologies, Inc.
1260 Wade Road
Siletz, OR 97380

Telephone: 541-444-1343

Email: sales@bd-micro.com
Website: http://www.bd-micro.com

Alturair
1405 N. Johnson Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Telephone: 619-449-1570
Fax: 619-442-0481

Email: alturair@alturdyne.com
Website: http://www.alturair.com

BD-5 Interest Group:
The BD-5 Network
Juan Jimenez, Director
PO Box 9205
San Juan, PR 00908-9205

Telephone: 787-721-0818

Email: bd5@bd5.com
Website: http://www.bd5.com
Discussion list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bd5

Special Notes:
Bede Aircraft, Inc. went bankrupt in auction, selling all of their components on June 18, 1979. Some of the present reference sources for aircraft parts are as follows:

Ed "Skeeter" Karnes, President
Bede-Micro Technologies, Inc.
1260 Wade Road
Siletz, OR 97380

Telephone: 541-444-1343

Drive Trains
Jerry Kauth
9810 Smokey Pt. Blvd.
Marysville, WA 98270

Telephone: 206-653-7422

Catalog available:
Alturdyne/Alturair
8050 Armour El Cajon, CA 92020

Telephone: 619-565-2131
Fax: 819-279-4296

Articles in EAA and related publications:

 Year Month Page Magazine Article
 2007 02 46 Sport Aviation Father’s Dream: Family’s homebuilding legacy lives on by Todd Parker 7 pg
 2001 08 91 Sport Aviation Low speed left turn, fatal stall
 1994 03 45 Experimenter Turbine engine w/80 lbs thrust
 1994 06 13 Sport Aviation BD-5/BD-10 Comparison
 1994 11 60 Sport Aviation Newsletter/network available
 1992 03 62 Sport Aviation Inadvertent trim wheel use = crash
 1992 04 45 Experimenter BD-4 wing tanks collect water
 1992 05 90 Sport Aviation Canadian BD-5 w/Rotax 582
 1991 01 47 Experimenter Engine problems (1200cc Honda) cause fatal crash
 1991 08 79 Sport Aviation Pryor BD-5 w/Rotax 532
 1990 05 47 Experimenter BD-5 with Honda Civic Engine Crashes in Test Flight
 1990 07 46 Experimenter Short Circuit on Honda Engine Causes Crash
 1989 02 39 Light Plane World Canopy Blows Off on BD-5J
 1989 12 22 Sport Aviation Paulson BD-5 - with F-100 "Front End," Civic Power
 1988 03 97 Sport Aviation Shuman BD-5 - with Turbo 100hp Honda Civic
 1988 09 08 Sport Aviation BD-5ers Organization Formed
 1987 11 95 Sport Aviation Vickers BD-5 - with 70hp 3 Cyl. Corvair
 1986 08 46 Sport Aviation Critique of BD-5 Concept, Part I, by Seth Anderson
 1986 09 43 Sport Aviation Critique of BD-5, Part II, by Seth Anderson
 1985 01 05 Sport Aviation Jesse Cueller Resurrecting BD-5 as Kit.
 1983 01 62 Sport Aviation Photo only. Kawasaki powered BD-5.
 1983 02 13 Sport Aviation Attention: Crack in left wing spar.
 1983 02 14 Sport Aviation Spitfire power for BD-5's (note only).
 1982 05 50 Sport Aviation Bede Micro Update.
 1982 07 10 Sport Aviation BD-5 Bulletin - Rudder (Note only).
 1982 12 06 Sport Aviation BD-5 Safety note-flap.
 1982 12 17 Sport Aviation Favale BD-5 0C90 (photo only).
 1980 08 07 Sport Aviation BD-5 Repay customers?
 1978 06 06 Sport Aviation Note on the BD situation.
 1978 08 38 Sport Aviation Letter from Jim Bede as to the status of the Company.
 1978 12 08 Sport Aviation Note only. Call for BD-5 builders.
 1977 02 34 Sport Aviation Article criticizing the strength of Pro Seal in riveting technique.
 1977 05 05 Sport Aviation Letter from Jim Bede defending the use of Pro Seal in riveting.
 1976 04 27 Sport Aviation Education Through Error: BD-5 Accident Article.
 1975 03 09 Sport Aviation Short accident report.
 1975 05 09 Sport Aviation Honda powered BD-5
 1975 07 10 Sport Aviation Honda Powered BD-5.
 1974 04 08 Sport Aviation Note on the Trainer
 1973 05 06 Sport Aviation Note on the kit. Kit OK'd.
 1973 07 30 Sport Aviation BD-5 and 5J article.
 1973 10 06 Sport Aviation Short BD5-J article.
 1973 11 10 Sport Aviation Article on the BD5-J with six photos.
 1972 01 26 Sport Aviation One half page and 1 photo shows New Tail developed for Bede.
 1972 08 06 Sport Aviation Note only. The all metal version was flown.
 1972 09 C Sport Aviation Color shot of the BD-5 in flight.
 1972 12 26 Sport Aviation Interview with Jim Bede and 1 photograph.
 19710 04 15 Sport Aviation Bede's Mighty Little Micro 3 View, 3 pictures and 4 other drawings showing the V-Tail prototype.
 1971 10 17 Sport Aviation Note only. Micro flown on 9/13/71

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