For Sale BEDE BD-4 complete project for sale with io-470

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  1. Apr 23, 2012 #1

    Jay Kempf

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    For Sale: BEDE BD-4 project with Continental io-470-V

    $10k or best reasonable offer for the lot.


    Clearing out my shop to work on a composite one-off project. So I am looking to sell a complete BD4 project.


    Airframe: 1970 original kit built and flown 150 hours behind a 4 cyl Lycoming. Full original IFR panel dissassembled and stored. Original owner became elderly and the plane was eventually sold as an airframe minus firewall forward (but I have cowl). Second owner started moding for 6 cyl involving 18" fuselage stretch aft of cockpit per Ray Ward plans. Mod complete except for reskin rear fuse and hook up elevator and recable controls. Cessna main gear installed and conversion to tail dragger but nose wheel mount is still in firewall. Many parts including a Beechcraft interior, parts to complete controls and all original parts of airframe with original Fglass wings built without flaps. Flap mod is well documented and straightforward to do. 2nd owner died in unrelated commercial aircraft accident. Third owner I bought project from stored in hangar until I bought it.


    Engine: io-470-V (260HP) removed running from Cessna 310 with all accessories including 310 intake complete, CS hydrualics, fuel injection, inconel headers from 310! Removed with 200 legal hours still left in log. Also, includes a C185 engine mount to use to mod to attach to BD4 hardpoints on firewall. There are 470 modded BD4s flying. This engine is work a bunch just for the core. Would rather see it go to a homebuilder.


    Everything stored in dry heated storage since the last two owners.


    I have a full set of plans and the BEDE build book as well as other documentation and a ton of research on the mods for this configuration.


    Will sell separately but would like to move the airframe especially for the floor space.

    Will email pictures to anyone interested. Haven't gotten a package of photos together as yet.
     
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    I sent you a PM - would like pics and more info, please
     
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    I would like some pics, new to this forum and am a homebuilder, huge shop lots of room. Thanks.
    Jason
     
  4. Jul 26, 2012 #4

    Jay Kempf

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    Hi Jason,

    I have a large package of pics (30 Megabytes). Can you PM me an email to send to?
     
  5. Nov 8, 2012 #5

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    Have you sold it yet?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2013 #6

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    Bump
     
  7. Aug 7, 2013 #7

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    I didn't see any posts saying your project was sold. If not could you send me some pics and any additional info?

    thanks
    chris
     
  8. Aug 7, 2013 #8

    Jay Kempf

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    Not sold. I have 30 megs of pictures. Send me a pm with your email.
     
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    Jay, I am interested in this BD-4 project if you still have it for sale.

    Jim Davis, jddavis16@tx.rr.com
     
  10. Nov 29, 2013 #10

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    Jay,

    I would REALLY like to talk to you about this airplane. I would also like to see your photos. If you can email your photo package, please send to jmc@jaymc.com .

    Thanks,

    Jay McMullan
    Orlando, FL
     
  11. Jan 3, 2014 #11

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    I am bumping this thread because I am investigating parting out this project to get the airframe out of my shop. Major shop mods underway and this thing is taking up too much space.

    So I may be willing to sell major portions of the airframe to someone looking for a headstart on a kit. I am looking for $10,000 for the whole lot which includes a very complete io-470 and an entire airframe plus other parts I have bought over the years. Take advantage of my extreme scrounging skills if you like.

    I would like to get the equivalent of $5000 for the airframe parts and the equivalent of $5000 for the engine, accessories and engine mount. The engine is less of a priority for me as it is on a roller stand and not taking up much space.
     
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    Jay,

    Just sent you a PM then I saw this post. I will send you my email address for pics.

    Thanks !
     
  13. Mar 12, 2014 #13

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    30mb of pictures... and NONE posted here ???? Hmmm
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    Gotta Fly...
     

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    Yeah, I have a google drive link for anyone interested. 30 megs is just too much to put up here.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2014 #15

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    one picture is too much ?
     
  16. Mar 13, 2014 #16

    Jay Kempf

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    Are you making a marketing tactics comment, picking nits or are you interested in the project?
     
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    Yes, I could see the pictures.
    That spar look very much like a model airplane wing joiner tube.
    Or was Jim Bede first with the design?
     
  19. Mar 14, 2014 #19

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    Model airplanes with 1/4" music wire wing joiners were around a long time before Jim Bede designed this thing. It does work the same and very well. No BD4 has ever had a structural failure of any kind other than bent landing gear on crashes and that doesn't count...

    Finally have a way to put a whole lot of megabytes somewhere where people have access and I don't have to fill up another server with redundant bits. Nice.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2014 #20

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    Hello Jay
    Would you be willing or able to put this plane on a ship to Australia? I will pay for the shipping.
    Thanks,
    Erik in Oz.
     

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