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Old Sep 11, 2008, 10:50 PM
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BEDE BD-5 Plans?

One of my favorite planes is the BEDE BD-5 and BD-5J. I was wondering if anyone has seen plans for a sport model in foam or balsa. Hardest part I can see is the balance with the motor way in the back.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 05:49 AM
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There is a balsa ARF available, a few balsa plans for sale.
There is a profile somewhere in this forum. Foamies (scratchbuilt)
Do a search for BD-5.

Daniel.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 08:43 AM
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One of my favorite planes is the BEDE BD-5 and BD-5J. I was wondering if anyone has seen plans for a sport model in foam or balsa. Hardest part I can see is the balance with the motor way in the back.
There's a 17-inch version of Nick de Carlis' balsa model in one of the threads on this forum, Seach for "bd-5a" and you should find it.

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Old Sep 12, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Check out Dave Blum's excellant work at:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=545966
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 03:54 PM
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Actually I was up late last night and looking around I founda few threads on Dave Blum's work.
Emailed him and he sent me the PDF's for his BD-5.

I want to see if I can adapt it to FFF.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 03:59 PM
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Also the old Build thread is here

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5+Build+Thread
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just checking to see if the bd5 is still avalible??? hows the fff version coming
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One of my favorite planes is the BEDE BD-5 and BD-5J. I was wondering if anyone has seen plans for a sport model in foam or balsa. Hardest part I can see is the balance with the motor way in the back.
There's a 17-inch version of Nick de Carlis' balsa model in one of the threads on this forum, Seach for "bd-5a" and you should find it.

Best regards,
Bill Segraves
I know this is an ancient thread, but thought I'd make a post. I have returned to modeling after a 30 year layoff, and am enjoying flying scale foam electric models after building F/F scale models exclusively. The BD-5A was my first published construction article, in Model Airplane News. I was in college at the time and was paid $150 as I recall, which seemed like a fortune at the time, around 1980.

I'm amazed that my plan is "out there" in the internet. Also amazing? The actual peanut scale BD-5A photographed for the article survives in a box, although I won't vouch for the condition...

I still have an original Bede brochure for the BD-5A, which included his own three views as I recall -- I have to hunt, but sure I have it.

Nick DeCarlis Gainesville, FL
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Bd-5

Honestly, if you want a really cool BD-5 in a pusher jet. Lockey makes a great depron example. Flies great and is easy to build. Check out easyjets in the scratch build forum.
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One of my favorite planes is the BEDE BD-5 and BD-5J. I was wondering if anyone has seen plans for a sport model in foam or balsa. Hardest part I can see is the balance with the motor way in the back.
FYI

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...07&postcount=1

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I make CNC cut BD-5 kits from two different designers.
Lockey is from Perth Australia
http://www.hoosiercutoutservice.com/planes/lockey.htm

and Vliesie is from South Africa
http://www.hoosiercutoutservice.com/planes/marcel.htm

Both have plans on their threads and they are free.

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Bob
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