BD-5A/B factory engines study

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Rob de Bie

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Feb 7, 2021
Peter Left did pilot reports on a few of them. The sail plane wasn't spectacular, the jet required a long take off. Seth Anderson wrote two articles about the prop version which should be required reading before diving into one of these.

The sailplane article would be 'BD-5S - at last a BD-5 with no engine problems', text by Peter Lert and photos by Dave Noland, Air Progress June 1975. If anyone has anything on the sailplane (N504BD), please let me know!