BD-5 Construction Plans


That's unfortunate.
I think it’s pretty common. Partial BD-5 kits are kind of a dime a dozen (to the point where I’ve seen them given away for free), so a lot get turned into static displays, art projects, heck there’s even a BD-5 weather vane on a pole at Kern Valley airport.

I agree though if it was a COMPLETE kit, it would be a shame to do that to it.


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Unfortunately, there's little chance of finishing it so it can fly. The engine woes have never really been solved, which is why so many derelict projects are laying around.
Early on I researched power plant because of the BD5 and saw Jabiru and Wankels in RVs.
Both are reliable, but the Wankel has been noted as the poor mans turbine