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  • From: Orlando, Florida
The large and the small
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:31 PM

Here's the smallest aircraft being protected under the wing of our aircraft at a show in 1973:

It was transported to the show in a C-47 and the aircraft commander gave permission to keep it under our wing for safety when not flying.

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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:49 PM

Nice pair of 5's.

Can just about park that BD 5 in the engine intake and still be out of the rain.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:37 AM

That is cool!

Reminds me- has anyone made a kit of the Bede 5?  Very few homebuilt model kits out there, and the Bede 5 is sure one I'd like to build.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:46 AM

I keep looking in trade a plane, but I've never pulled the trigger.

I always loved the design of the BD-5.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:58 AM

Don, ARII did a kit with both the BD-5 and the BD-5J in 1/72.  Kit 32107:1000.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by seastallion53 on Monday, August 10, 2020 6:22 AM

I vaguely remember one in 1/72 LS models made one,can be found on ebay.

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, August 10, 2020 2:55 PM

The Japanese came oput with a kit of both in the mid 80s.  I think they did one for each aircraft and also a twin sey with both.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:34 PM

Hi Don;

 Yes to your question. They did and I have seen some once in a while. Both the prop and Jet versions. As to what manufacturer, well that is an unknown at this time. At least to me.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:31 PM

Tanker-Builder
As to what manufacturer, well that is an unknown at this time. At least to me.

Scalemates to the rescue:  https://www.scalemates.com/topics/topic.php?id=565

Looks like the 1/72 was originally produced by LS, then ARII, folloed by Micro Ace.

That thing will be like a 1/144 next to other 1/72 kits.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:41 PM

Don Stauffer

That is cool!

Reminds me- has anyone made a kit of the Bede 5?  Very few homebuilt model kits out there, and the Bede 5 is sure one I'd like to build.

 

 

Wait- the BD-5 IS a kit!

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:25 PM

GMorrison
Wait- the BD-5 IS a kit!

LoL
Yes, the Bede BD-5 was a kit plane.

And also an LS kit in 1/72

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, August 17, 2020 6:18 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Don Stauffer

That is cool!

Reminds me- has anyone made a kit of the Bede 5?  Very few homebuilt model kits out there, and the Bede 5 is sure one I'd like to build.

 

 

 

 

Wait- the BD-5 IS a kit!

 

 

 

Yup, and a cool one at that! 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:49 AM

mach71

 

 
GMorrison

 

 
Don Stauffer

That is cool!

Reminds me- has anyone made a kit of the Bede 5?  Very few homebuilt model kits out there, and the Bede 5 is sure one I'd like to build.

 

 

 

 

Wait- the BD-5 IS a kit!

 

 

 

 

 

Yup, and a cool one at that! 

 

Agreed.  I almost bought a BD-5 kit.  Ended up with a Vari-Eze kit instead.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:55 PM

If anyone has to have the BD-5 kit rigtht now, Jeff Garrity has two kits in his catalog today.  (Rare Plane Detective)

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:22 AM

I actually have the kit in the Deep Stash.  The box is open and some parts are off the sprue.  If someone wants to build them, PM me and I‘ll send it over (current global postal restrictions permitting).

I also took some photos of a prop version over at the Evergreen Museum in McMinnville, OR.  I’ll have to dig around for the CD my trip photos are on.  LMK if anyone wants to see them.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:47 PM

 

I found these in my stash.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 14, 2020 10:34 PM

Here's two photos I took in 1989 at the Rancho Murieta airshow of the Coors Light BD-5J.  I've been scanning old slides lately using a light table and a 100mm macro lens.

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:26 AM

This is my 1/32 scale version.  I'ts a combination of 3d printing and scratch and decals enlarge from Draw decals.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:14 PM

Well done, John!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:59 AM

Very well done indeed!

 

Any more photos?

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