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The other BD5

Post by Viv » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:20 pm

Your probably familiar with the small BD5 micro jet airframe as it has appeared on here a few times (I have posted some pictures from Bagotville airshow previously) but I was surprised to see a motorcycle variant appear on one of my favorite motorcycle web sites.

The bike is called a Bede BD-200 LiteStar or Owosso Pulse and is based on the BD5 airframe as you can see.

Article http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2011/ ... l-vehicle/

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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:19 am

Sorry, Viv, I thought you already knew about them.

I've seen videos of them cornering - I'd much rather be on two wheels.
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Re: The other BD5

Post by Viv » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:36 am

Hi Forrest

I think I know the one your talking about, is it this http://www.monotracer.ch/ I have seen these before but not the one above, that was a new one to me

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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:49 am

I've got another pic, but need to find it first.
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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:57 am

Ronald McDonald ...
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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:40 am

... looking for those film links, now.
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Re: The other BD5

Post by Viv » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:35 pm

Haha great photo ;-)

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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:44 pm

I thought you might like that one, Viv.
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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:10 pm

One link:

Test driving a rocket car

It show's the vehicle is pretty "squirrelly" hanging a right hand turn.
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Re: The other BD5

Post by Viv » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:00 pm

Hi Forrest

Ouch! those training wheels are not a good idea at all are they ;-( I wonder what happens at high speed when they touch down on a corner? not good I imagine

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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:36 pm

Imagine the yaw instability due to the friction force generated at its contact patch with the asphalt?

Yep, that's why I don't like it ... neat looking though.
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Re: The other BD5

Post by Viv » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:47 pm

Yes I think the Swedish one with the pop up stabilizers is the better solution for peace of mind, I would still have that terrible urge to put my feet down every time I stopped though ;-)

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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:49 pm

I would imagine it's pretty hot in the cockpit during the summer months, too.
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Re: The other BD5

Post by Viv » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:16 pm

Hi Forrest

I can only imagine its a cooker in California or places like it, certainly a air condition unit would be a challenge to fit

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Re: The other BD5

Post by WebPilot » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:18 pm

I don't mean to "beat a dead horse" but I made this pic, too.
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