Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Back In The 1970s,

it must have seemed like such a sweet deal,

for just 600 or so hours of your time and $1,800 you could have your own personal mini jet, this is from an article by Debbie Gary, picture curtesy Debbie Gary above, literally thousands of kits were purchased, now the sad news, apparently due to using a snowmobile engine for propulsion, and the fact that engine stalls were common, not to mention it handled badly in the air, 12 to 15% of all the BD-5s that ever flew have ended in fatal crashes, but that is not all to the story, grab a mug of coffee and have a look here for the full story, and from a buyer and builder, have a look here, both fascinating stories.


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