View Full Version : Bede BD-10 3-views or the Flying Models Plan
08-08-2010, 07:20 AM
One of my projects for this year is to tckle a BD-10. Unfortunately, there's very little in the way of documentation on the aircraft in terms of the fuselage shape behind the cockpit and what the exhaust looks like. A few pictures but none that really show a good view.
I've got the 3-view of the "Peregrine" version (the BD-10 design and aircraft have gone through a number of owners over the years but none have taken it into production.)
Colonel Thacker did a large-scale BD-10 in FLying Models (the American magazine) that used a lost-wax process for the fuselage. I've heard various comments about scale and intakes and airflow.
If anyone in the GTA has a copy of the Thacker plans, I'd like to borrow or better yet buy them.
Or, if you have a 3-view with good fuselage sections, I'd like to look at them if possible.
08-08-2010, 04:04 PM
byrocat - do you by any chance have some idea of the date Flying Models mag that featured the BD10? Even the year?
I have them going back quite a few years and could copy the article and mail it to you - better than scanning it and e-mailing.
I'd be happy to do this if you would like. PM me.
Designer: Thacker, Bob
Engine: Picco .90
Remarks: Giant scale model airplane, foam and glass construction, powered by Picco .90 in Hurricane fan unit. Plans on 2 sheets.
Did you ask at Bedecorp?
Still looking since 2004?
BD-10 c.1992 = 2pCmwM rg; GE CJ-610 or J85. Sleek twin-tail turbojet as a kit for the home-builders. POP: 1 prototype that logged hundreds of hours of testing by Ed Gillespie and Skip Holm without incident [N2BD]. After Bede closed its doors, the design was first acquired by Peregrine Flight Intl of Minden NV (qv), then Fox Aircraft Co at the same location — both of which lost their principals in crashes during testing—then Monitor Jet of Canada and, finally in 1997, Vortex Aircraft Co (qv).
08-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Thnaks for the offer of the article -- I've already got that in JPG form ticked away in my hard-drive.
Also, thanks for the link to the updated BEDECORP website. The one that I'd seen some years ago didn't have much information, but the video on the new website does have a good view of the back-end. Possibly enough for me to put together a plan set without having to pick up the Thacker plans.
BTW, the second(?) prototype of the BD-10 in Blue ANgels colours passed though the Downsvew museum's collection a couple years ago. Stupid me had my camera with me and thought "next time" rather than taking twenty minutes to take loads of pictures. By the time I got back, they'd sold the plane into aprivate colection somewhere notrth of Belleville (roughly). I did correspond with the new owner but never had the tie to get out and take pictures.
10-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Hi Byrocat If your still looking for the BD 10 plan I have one I would sell.
11-04-2010, 09:16 PM
What's the price and condition?
Here's some BD-10 info that may be useful.
11-08-2010, 07:03 PM
Heym Dennis, but the url you posted has a .... sequence in it which means that the complete URL didn't get posted. Can you edit the post for the full URL?
11-11-2010, 02:38 PM
I've seen that website before, and it's missing the key drawing -- profiles through the fusleage, inclduing the tail/exhaust section.
That's really what's slowing me up from building one -- how does the fuselage go and meet up with the exhaust section from the engine?
Thanks for reminding me of the website, DP01!
11-10-2012, 06:04 PM
You still looking for the Thacker BD 10 plan . I have a set never used and the Flying models issue with the construction article in it. $50 Postpaid
12-16-2012, 01:19 PM
I used to work for Bede but unfortunately never took the time to take detailed up close pics of the jet. One source I may suggest to get an idea of some of the shapes of the tail area is youtube. There were 2 promotional videos that we produced. I think one has a shot right up near the tail pipe during a start as well as some under constrution footage that shows the aft fuse pretty well.
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