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Old May 05, 2008, 10:31 PM
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BD-5 on Display at French Valley Airport

I went to the French Valley Airport near my parents house in Temecula, CA to have breakfast at their nice little cafe. Good food, lots of planes, and a cool BD-5 parked out front (on a stick). I've seen models bigger than this...
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Old May 06, 2008, 01:30 AM
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I got to see one up close in 1987,it was one of the coors light demonstration teams one... dont tell anybody but i lifted it up by the nose.. really small and light . The best part was seeing it do 300mph passes maybe 10 feet or so over the runway . Theres only a handful of them flying and even less with jet power. Awesome little plane though .
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Old May 06, 2008, 06:51 AM
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http://www.bd-micro.com/


I'm note sure if this company is still operating anymore, but the link is still active. They were modernizing Jim Bede's design.
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Old May 06, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Old May 06, 2008, 03:48 PM
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A lot of them ended up as wind socks at airports
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Old May 06, 2008, 03:55 PM
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Leading Edge Gliders has the EPP version for the slope.
http://leadingedgegliders.com/index.php?pid=2490
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Old May 06, 2008, 07:19 PM
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Here's one still in construction mode by Ken Fowler. It's going to be powered by a cruise missle motor.
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Old May 06, 2008, 08:12 PM
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Leading Edge Gliders has the EPP version for the slope.
http://leadingedgegliders.com/index.php?pid=2490
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Very Cool....
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Old May 06, 2008, 08:28 PM
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I love BD-5J's. My dad owned one of the ones used in the James Bond movie Octopussy when it was still in kit form.
(there were two used in the movie, the one with the folding wings that didn't fly, and the one that actually flew)
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Old May 06, 2008, 09:59 PM
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A lot of them ended up as wind socks at airports
That's pretty funny!

I also saw the Bud Light Silver Bullet at the El Toro Air Show years ago. That was an impressive airplane to watch.
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Old May 07, 2008, 07:08 AM
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Heres some videos . A few demonstration teams flew them,the coors silver bullets and bud light sponsored ones were the most well known.

BD-5 The smallest jet plane ever made. (6 min 45 sec)


Bede BD-5 Micro Jet (3 min 23 sec)


Jim Bede Interview

Jim Bede (#1) - Fly/In Cruise/In (5 min 39 sec)


Video of the Pusher Prop version.

Bede BD-5 Squadron (0 min 54 sec)
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