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Mar 12, 2010

Bede BD-5 Transmission

The Bede BD-5 airplane had a pusher propeller which was mounted in the aft fuselage.

Bede BD-5.

Before the final version the drive system changed several times after testing. Donald P. Hessenaur documented the whole story and it can be found in this link. Here are more details about the drive system.

The freewheel solved the vibration problems.

A typical freewheel clutch.

Honda or Hirth engine.

Drive system installed.

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