Bede BD-4C Wingtips

The wingtips for my Bede BD-4C airplane arrived today, a very nice surprise since I have been having a hellish time getting the horizontal stabilator attached parallel to the wing spar. Here are pictures, in gorgeous carbon fiber.

BD-4C airplane wingtips

BD-4C airplane wingtips

Close-up of carbon fiber wingtip for Bede BD-4C airplane

Close-up of carbon fiber wingtip for Bede BD-4C airplane

I am dearly looking forward to the day when I can attach these to the wings.

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3 comments on “Bede BD-4C Wingtips
  1. Gale says:

    They arrrre beautiful!!! It is amazing that they manufactured them in carbon fiber. Most are made of plastic. Great.

  2. Jule Turnoy says:

    Don’t “wing tips” belong on shoes? Do you need to buff and shine these? Actually I can picture them on the plane and hope for your sake, it’s soon.

  3. Jeff says:

    Hi, Art. I have two BD-4s. One with an O-320-E2C, Sensenich fixed pitch prop. Cruise is about 140 mph.
    The other has an O-360-A1A with a Hartzel constant speed prop, and a curved windshield. Cruise is about 165 mph.
    Both are conventional gear. (If I had tricycle gear my landings would be much shorter). No wheel pants or gear leg fairings.
    I think you will be satisfied with the aircraft you are building. It does not handle like a fighter, but it is stable in flight and on approach.
    Good luck on your project.
    Jeff Guy 740 625 6186
    Centerburg, Ohio
    I live on a grass strip 6CM.