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Badsight-
02-18-2008, 09:10 PM
found trawling a collection elsewhere

http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/45421/2003118085567013647_rs.jpg

berg417448
02-18-2008, 09:12 PM
BD-5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede_BD-5

Wepps
02-18-2008, 09:14 PM
Does that guy have any legs?

Patriot_Act
02-18-2008, 09:19 PM
BD-5A. They are a joy to fly.
Very fast and cheap.
But a known widow maker also.

P.A.

Lurch1962
02-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Looks like something Q would cobble together for one of 007's missions.

Gringo_UK1
02-18-2008, 09:21 PM
Now that's real 'seat of your pants' flying http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

berg417448
02-18-2008, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Lurch1962:
Looks like something Q would cobble together for one of 007's missions.

A BD-5 was used in the James Bond film Octopussy.

Lurch1962
02-18-2008, 09:46 PM
Of course! Shoulda known why my muse whispered that connection in my ear. And I can now see it on the movie screen behind my eyes. It's been a long time since I saw that one...

mortoma
02-19-2008, 02:25 PM
Not to be knit-picky or anything. But to be knit-picky, it's not a BD-5!! It's a BD-5J, the "J" standing for jet of course. The regular BD-5 was a pusher prop recip instead of a jet and looked exactly the same except for the prop at the back. The planes were designed by Jim Bede, which is where the "BD" came from since his name is pronounced like that but like "BD" said rapidly. He was an aeronautical engineer designer of some accomplishment.

There were a lot more BD-5s made/built than 5Js by far.

mortoma
02-19-2008, 02:31 PM
Oops, my apologies!! It is a BD-5!! The prop at the back was not clear to me at first. And yes, a BD was used in the film Octopussy but it was the J model, having the jet engine.

mortoma
02-19-2008, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Patriot_Act:
BD-5A. They are a joy to fly.
Very fast and cheap.
But a known widow maker also.

P.A. The only reason they have been widow makers is due to the penchant for stunt flying their owners have had. Fly them straight and level with no aerobatics and they are safe to fly. They are considered an aerobatic dream to fly but aerbatic flying always has a certain amount of risk involved. Any accident I am familiar with concerning this aircraft has been during stunt flying events.

Billy_BigBoy
02-19-2008, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Oops, my apologies!! It is a BD-5!! The prop at the back was not clear to me at first. And yes, a BD was used in the film Octopussy but it was the J model, having the jet engine.

Ohh yeh, I remember that one!
I found a clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDTgITsJA4U) of the BD-5J

JSG72
02-19-2008, 04:01 PM
I seem to have a vague recollection of this plane being Armed at sometime. (Truthfully! And I don't mean James Bond.).

Perhaps as a FOA.?

Bremspropeller
02-19-2008, 05:45 PM
Anybody know the BD-10? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.rob.com/pic/BD10/bd10_1.sized.jpg