Mailing List Message #63449
From: Tom Gillespie <>
Subject: Re: [FlyRotary] Re: Forever Projects
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:33:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Rotary motors in aircraft <>
Hello group,
     If you know of anyone looking for a 20B I have one still for sale. I hate to let this project go but I just don't have the time to finish it right now and it needs a good home.

From: William <>
To: Rotary motors in aircraft <>
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2017 5:04 PM
Subject: [FlyRotary] Re: Forever Projects


I'm currently building/finishing a BD-4.  I'm a member of "the" BD4  There are a couple of guys over there looking for BD's to finish and fly.  So if you decide to sell your project it would be a good place to start.  Free to post to classifieds over there.  I was thinking about powering mine with a rotary but for now have decided to stick with a Lycoming O or IO-360.  If anyone here knows of any 360's complete, parts, running, basket case or otherwise I'm interested. 

Interestingly I also researched the Dyke before settling on the BD4.


On Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:45 PM, Lehanover <> wrote:

I have a set of Dyke Delta plans. Lots of great ideas in them and many I thought of. Probably many thought of by others. A real race car fuel cell will fit in that space and never leak. Ford now makes thousands of small light V-6s that racers turbo up to 600 HP. Same for the BD-4. Add width, Add my method of flap actuation, Add a stretch. Add a skylight. Add some headroom, Add span with Deemer tips.
Perhaps a 3 rotor 20B engine. Conventional gear in a stronger box. Wheel pants with the closing doors.
Burt Rutan did one for Jim Bede that held some FIA records. The BD-4C flys like a dream. Construction and flight footage on Youtube..Jim also liked the idea of a low wing BD-4.........Lynn E. Hanover I am only 74, so I have lots of time. 
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