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March 2013 Newsletter

Greetings BD-4 Enthusiasts!



Hello Everyone! Before all the jokes start flying regarding the regularity of the Newsletter, it should be noted we are at least faster than Congress!!

Sun-N-Fun 2013
I will be down at Sun-N-Fun this year from April 11th-14th. We do not have a booth down there this year, the company we usually shared it with has changed hands and that option is no longer available. If you are planning on coming in and flying in your BD-4, feel free to contact me on my cell phone (330-805-6984) so we can hook up. I have several vendors that I am going to be visiting while I am down there. But all in all it should be a relaxing show and I will actually get to enjoy it! Although I will be walking the grounds you can contact me on my cell phone and we can meet up.

BD-4C Diesel
We have a new BD-4C customer; his name is Chris Kelley. He is coming into our facility next week to build his wings. His fuselage is on it's gear along with his control systems. We have been working with Chris with regards to installing the new DeltaHawk diesel engine in his new BD-4C.   Soon we will post pictures of the installation on the website.

Redesign of the Webpage
We have been working through out the year updating our website and our store. As we go further we will be posting new pictures of projects, new products to order: like Nose Wheel Assembly, and updating our Bill of Materials for the BD-4C. Our store is now linked to Paypal. You do not have to be a member to use this service. If at any time you are having difficulty ordering a product please either email or call Stacey. (330-239-1468 or jln17@msn.com).  So keep checking our website for new information!

BD-4C New Cowling
We have added a prop extension to our BD-4C and with the help of Marcel in South Africa, we have designed a new cowling. We are also experimenting with a plenum for additional cooling. The cowling is currently  at the paint shop and hopefully in the next three weeks we will have some new flight data for the BD-4C. I am really impressed how the cowling looks on the BD-4C and preliminary tuff tests indicate very positive results. We will be posting photos of the new install and the cowling in about three weeks.

BD Distributors
Bedecorp is currently in talks with two individuals right now regarding the opening of a distributor/flight center. It is my hope that we will have three distributors open and running by the end of this year. Distributors will be in the East Coast, West Coast and lastly in the Mid West. These distributors will offer the following products: BD-4B parts and support, BD-4C parts, support and build center, BD-6 Kit, BD-17 Kit, and the BD-17LSA Kits. The build center will also be available for the BD-17and BD-17LSA. We have several more products in the pipeline that will also be funnels through these distributors. We would like to focus our resources on the R&D side. We will keep everyone posted on the progress but we are hoping to have our East Coast Distributor set up by the end of June.

BD-6 Update
The little brother of the BD-4, the BD-6: will have its complete set of plans and bill of materials available by the end of May. It will be available as a kit, more so along the lines of the BD-4B. For example we will supply the angles needed but they will not be precut and predrilled. The gussets will have to be cut from stock material by the builder. Unlike the BD-4C where they come precut and predrilled. The fuselage and the wing drawings are completed. Our engineers are working on the landing gear drawings and then the control surfaces. By the end of next week the pricing on the fuselage and wing packages will be available on the website for purchase. The BD-6 fuselage and wing drawings will be available next week for those who would like to get started immediately. The landing gear drawings will go out in April and the control surfaces will go out in May. For those of you who have ordered the BD-6 drawings over the last several years, please drop us an email and we will forward you a new set of drawings free of charge.

 


Feedback and Questions
Please feel to write us at anytime with questions and let us know what you would like to see featured in the up and coming newsletters.

Sincerely Yours,

Jim Bede Jr.

 

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6440 Norwalk Road, Unit G, Medina, OH 44256

Office Phone # 330-239-1468

Office Fax # 330-239-1728

Sales Email: jln17@msn.com




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