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Posted: 12/26/2005 5:24:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:25:15 PM EDT by Bostonterrier97]






SMART-1 FEATURES

Manned

Long range tank

UHF data transmission antenna

"Stealth" canopy

Transportable by road or air cargo

Rapid turn-around times



PERFORMANCE

Maximum Speed (Sea Level) - 250 knots T.A.S.

Minimum (Stall) Speed at Full Gross Weight - 72 knots

T.O. Distance - 2,500 feet (S.L.)

Maximum Range - 325 n.m. (160 knot economy cruise)

Dash Range - 240 n.m. (250 knots)

Maximum Operating Altitude - 24,000 feet



SPECIFICATIONS

Wing Span - 17 feet

Length - 12 feet

Empty Weight - 465 lbs.

Gross Weight - 1,150 lbs.

Thrust - 300 lbs.

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Perfect for Commuting



Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:26:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:30:10 PM EDT by Da_Bunny]
The BD-5J*, yet again.



* For Doublefeed
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:26:47 PM EDT
cool
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:27:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:27:54 PM EDT by DoubleFeed]
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:29:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
The BD-5J, yet again.

I'm waiting for the octopussy tattoo post.



He just stole it a few mins ago. It's on Spike right now.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:30:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:30:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
The BD-5J, yet again.

I'm waiting for the octopussy tattoo post.



He just stole it a few mins ago. It's on Spike right now.



Ok..you found me out. I admit that I had just watched the mini-jet scene of Octopussy...

Still..it is pretty cool.

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:30:40 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:31:53 PM EDT
its a boj................bug out jet, one that you can keep in your garage and take off from the street if need be
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:33:59 PM EDT
They left out one minor detail:

What's this bad boy cost?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:37:33 PM EDT

Maximum Speed (Sea Level) - 250 knots T.A.S.

Minimum (Stall) Speed at Full Gross Weight - 72 knots




You wanna die for 250 kts?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:37:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
They left out one minor detail:

What's this bad boy cost?




If you have to ask...........
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:38:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:39:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
its a boj................bug out jet, one that you can keep in your garage and take off from the street if need be



2500 foot take off roll could make that tricky.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:41:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Maximum Speed (Sea Level) - 250 knots T.A.S.

Minimum (Stall) Speed at Full Gross Weight - 72 knots




You wanna die for 250 kts?

BD-5J...GeeBee...Wanna play with death?



I think they sold four or six BD1s and all the pilots are dead or something rediculous like that.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:43:04 PM EDT
I still think that plane is cool! Ever stand by one of them? They're TINY!

IIRC the turbine in it comes from an industrial vacuum system... Something like that.

The designer was an engineering genius. Too bad he couldn't figure out how to make the money work.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:45:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:46:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By c-wheeler:

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
its a boj................bug out jet, one that you can keep in your garage and take off from the street if need be



2500 foot take off roll could make that tricky.



taxi ti to the nearest interstate...............
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:46:35 PM EDT
from:www.amtjets.com/cri_cri_10_gallery.jpg





Noted French pilot Nicolas Charmont has installed 2 AMT Olympus
turbines in his Cri Cri together with AMT on-board automatic
start-up units and individual EDT's.
The Cri Cri weighs 170 Kg, and should have enhanced
performance withover 36 Kg of thrust available.
The Cri Cri has made his maiden flight in the weekeind of 7-8 March.
Top speed at this flight was 240 km/hour (150 mph). Flying with
only one engine the speed is still 160 km/hour (100mph).
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:56:12 PM EDT
So it's like the ole' Coors Silver Bullet that they used to show off at the airshows years ago...
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:56:40 PM EDT
I saw a 2 man team perform with the BD-5J back in 1975 or 1976. Flown by Bobby Bishop and Corky Fornoff; one of them did the stunts for the Bond film.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:57:20 PM EDT











Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:57:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Maximum Speed (Sea Level) - 250 knots T.A.S.

Minimum (Stall) Speed at Full Gross Weight - 72 knots




You wanna die for 250 kts?

BD-5J...GeeBee...Wanna play with death?



The quotes above just don't add up to me... sounds just fine for an aircraft with a 250kias Vne (velocity never exceed)....

72kias stall speed (aka Vs) ... hmm.... 1.35Vs is standard approach speeds for most aircraft... so thats 1.35x72 kias = 97.2 kias.....

guess what.... I teach students to fly the mighty T-34C and our no flap appch speed is 95 kias.... doesn't sound too hot to me...

as for the problem with this plane... its the engine.... but check this company out for a potential source of cheap reliable motors (but they aren't interested in civilian sales). They have tested 12" vairents and I talked with one of their engineers about a design for 13".....

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:00:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Top_prop:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Maximum Speed (Sea Level) - 250 knots T.A.S.

Minimum (Stall) Speed at Full Gross Weight - 72 knots




You wanna die for 250 kts?

BD-5J...GeeBee...Wanna play with death?



The quotes above just don't add up to me... sounds just fine for an aircraft with a 250kias Vne (velocity never exceed)....

72kias stall speed (aka Vs) ... hmm.... 1.35Vs is standard approach speeds for most aircraft... so thats 1.35x72 kias = 97.2 kias.....

guess what.... I teach students to fly the mighty T-34C and our no flap appch speed is 95 kias.... doesn't sound too hot to me...

as for the problem with this plane... its the engine.... but check this company out for a potential source of cheap reliable motors (but they aren't interested in civilian sales). They have tested 12" vairents and I talked with one of their engineers about a design for 13".....




No, the problem is the pilots.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:03:47 PM EDT


Kits can be purchased at:

www.bd-micro.com/FLS5J.HTM

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:06:57 PM EDT
I'll tip one for any pilot who has given any BD-5 a shot, piston or turbine. RIP to those who went in with so little strapped on...
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:07:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:25:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 6:27:06 PM EDT by NeedMoreAmmo]
This is the BD-10. Better than Mach 1 IIRC. It was another one of Bede's kits.

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:27:54 PM EDT
You can get info on building a Submarine Spitfire here: www.supermarineaircraft.com/About.htm
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:40:07 PM EDT
You been watching wwwaaaayy tooo much of that James Bond shit again!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:42:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:54:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
You been watching wwwaaaayy tooo much of that James Bond shit again!

Where's that island populated exlusively by women?

If I had my way,you all who could fly,would do it in an F-14,F-4.f-106 ect....not some glorified vacuum cleaner!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:11:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NeedMoreAmmo:
This is the BD-10. Better than Mach 1 IIRC. It was another one of Bede's kits.

www.skystunts.com/bilder/bd10.jpg



Whoa, a baby F-15.
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