Jim Bede Is Back With A New Design! | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.17.17

Airborne 01.18.17

Airborne 01.19.17

Airborne 01.13.17

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.17.17

Airborne 01.18.17

Airborne 01.19.17

Airborne 01.13.17

Sat, Aug 02, 2014

Jim Bede Is Back With A New Design!

Designing Airplanes For Over 55 Years, Jim Bede Unveils The BD22L

By Tom Woodward

Once called “The best damned airplane designer in the world” by Learjets Bill Lear, James R. Bede has designed and built more planes, received more awards, holds more patents and has garnered more attention than nearly anyone else in the aviation industry.

 Bede’s list of aviation design achievements is staggering: 18 innovative aircrafts that include standouts such as the exciting piston-engined BD-5 pusher and BD-5J mini-jet, which have both thrilled a generation of air-show crowds; the twin-finned fighter-like BD10, designed to hustle a flying executive across the country at supersonic speeds; and the extreme long range BD-2 ( in which Jim broke three distance records and took a shot at a solo globe-circling record in 1969) is strikingly similar to the Kelly Johnson-designed U-2 spy plane.

Of the 15 Bede designed models, 11 are no longer in production. The BD-17L is the LSA version of the original BD-17, single seat aircraft and uses half inch honeycomb sandwich panels, a concept originally used in the BD-1 and the Yankee.

With the just introduced BD22L, Bede has attempted to answer the needs of his customers by giving them what they asked for such as;

  • A wide cockpit
  • State of the art avionics package
  • A low build time
  • Low maintenance and operating cost and
  • Choice of power plant

Although a prototype can be seen at the Bede booth on the North part of homebuilders headquarters, specifications were scarce on the website. This much is known; the cabin is 47' wide, among the industries widest. Fuel capacity is 30 gallons and the airplane is capable of flying with the canopy open. The prototype uses a low cost avionic suite comprised of a pair of panel mounted iPads pared with an iLevil to feed the gyro functions. The range is anticipated to be 600 NM and the BD22L can accept engines from 80HP to 120HP. Prices currently are $89,950 which includes everything but paint.

FMI: www.bedecorp.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 01.17.17: Gene Cernan, KSMO NIMBY's Threaten AvBiz, Lily Drones Kaput

Also: Gone West: Bill Bordeleau, Aero-Calendar, Duncan Aviation, Norwegian Air, Drone Advisory, QinetiQ, Drone v Space Needle We’re sorry to report that, according to a Tweet>[...]

Airborne 01.16.17: Dynon/EAA STC Expands, SpaceX, Chao Coy On ATC Privatization

Also: Project Titan, Part 23 Rule, SportAv HoF, Iran Air, FL's Space Coast, Galaxy Note7 Warnings, Boeing Employees When Dynon and EAA announced that they had worked together to ob>[...]

Airborne 01.17.17: Gene Cernan, KSMO NIMBY's Threaten AvBiz, Lily Drones Kaput

Also: Gone West: Bill Bordeleau, Aero-Calendar, Duncan Aviation, Norwegian Air, Drone Advisory, QinetiQ, Drone v Space Needle We’re sorry to report that, according to a Tweet>[...]

FAA Grants TSO To Sandia For (I)VSI

Gives Nearly Immediate Vertical Speed Information The FAA has granted SANDIA Aerospace an additional TSO on their popular SAI 340 Quattro multi-function indicator. In addition to A>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.17)

Intrepid S-A-S Museum Occupying some prime “sea estate” on the Hudson River in Manhattan is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Boasting “Adventures in Herois>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC