1982 Bede BD-4 Aircraft

Single Engine Propeller


Sold on: 9/06/2024
Priced as: $79,500
1982 Bede BD-4 Aircraft
Aircraft TypeSingle Engine Propeller
ConditionUsed Aircraft
Sale TypeFor Sale
CurrencyAU $
Price $79,500 plus GST
LocationNew South Wales, Australia
Registration NoVH-XBD
Serial NumberS-19
Year Built1982
Total Time Airframe1006.0

Can be sold without the IFR / ADS-B upgrades for $16,000 less.

Lovely example of a unique, proven, fast Amateur Built Aircraft (previous designation before Experimental rules were brought in) in excellent condition. Always hangared and loved, comes with over $30,000+ (parts and install) in IFR instrument upgrades by a previous owner.

Metal wings and fuel sump's.(Originally 'fiberglass' tanks / skins.)

Upgraded factory nose wheel fork to address original design weakness.

1006 low time air frame.

Lycoming O-360-A1A 180HP

Constant Speed Propeller (Hartzell)

Cruise Genuine TAS 135-140kts on 32-35 LT/HR.

4 seats, ideally 2+2 or 2 sealer with huge space / payload capability and 700nm range.

Empty WT. 590kg, MTOW 1089kg.

Located in Goulburn NSW.

Selling as I am now living full time in the USA, I'm in Australia until 30/6/24.

Annual completed 10/5/2024

Engine Specifications

Lycoming 0-360-A1A 180HP, 1006 TSO, 355 hrs since Bulk Strip 1/2010, including 4 new Cylinder kits, bearings etc, see attached logbook photo.

10/5/24 Annual Compressions. 76/80, 77/80, 78/80, 78/80.

Could be run on Mogas but never has been. STC's are available for Certified aircraft using O-360 engines, this aircraft is Experimental so no regulatory limitation.

Hartzell Constant Speed Propeller HC-C2YR-1BF

O/H 8/2020, 95 HRS TSO 1905 hours to run due 24/08/2030.


Digital AH. Garmin GTN 650 WAAS GPS / VOR/COM, Garmin GI106A VOR/LOC/GS indicator, 2nd Com = Garmin.SL40.

Bendix King KT 74 Transponder Mode S ADS-B OUT, Uavionix Ping ADSB-IN dongle (view traffic on OzRunways etc).

SPA 400 4 place intercom. Hobbs air-switch flight clock.

JPI FS-400 fuel flow / fuel remaining / endurance assists with accurate leaning.

OIL, EGT & CHT indicator

Easily upgrade-able to full IFR, Heated pitot required and supplied.

If you are VFR and don't want all the IFR upgrades, aircraft could be sold minus GTN650, GA106A and ADS-B transponder (conventional Mode 'C' KT76 / KT78) with $16,000 price adjustment.


In very good condition, (a bit ugly) 8/10 freshly upholstered front seats


In very good condition always hangered 8/10

Additional Features

2 x 90 litre wing tanks,

Dual controls,

Park and Toe brakes,


Strobe and Nav lights,

EarthX LifePo4 battery,

Windscreen fairings & nose wheel fairings supplied (not fitted)

*PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft specifications are subject to verification by the purchaser. It is up to you as the purchaser to conduct your due diligence. Unless given to you in writing by the seller, no warranties are implied or given. Aircraft or parts may be withdrawn from sale at any time. If the price does not contain the notation that it is the total price, the price may or may not include costs such as Stamp Duty, Transfer fees, GST and other State or Federal charges. Please confirm price, fees, charges and features with the seller of the Aircraft or Part.

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Seller Information

Contact Name:CARL BRUCE
Seller Type:Private
Location:New South Wales, Australia
Listing ID:10660
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