Yes, Gracie, the first BD-5 was composite and a v-tail bird.
That's Jim Bede on the left. Kneeling at the wing tip is Hank Bectal of Des Moines, Iowa. Anybody know the other man?

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The purpose of this web site is to provide information about the Bede Aircraft BD-5, an experimental, homebuilt, single-seat high performance aircraft that first flew more than 30 years ago and which to this day continues to draw crowds wherever one lands. Here you'll find pictures, information and web links related to the BD-5 as well as to other Bede aircraft and experimental aviation in general. Enjoy!

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Former Project: BD-5J - N3038V
Surgery on a Microturbo 022 Couguar Turbojet!
Restoration Pictures of Previous Project (SN# 22 - N522PR)

Construction Log of Previous Project (SN# 2544)
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In memory of our friend Scott Manning
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