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Brokaw BJ-520 Bullet


Dr. D.F. Brokaw, with the aeronautical engineering help of Dr. Ernest R. Jones, has developed a high-speed homebuilt with good cross country capability, comfortable seating for two in tandem fashion, retractable gear, full FR capability and the ability to perform aerobatics. While the prototype took Brokaw seven years to build, off-spring can be built in about three years working from plans. The original powerplant was a 285-hp Continental, but the most common options are a 310-hp Continental or the 380-hp Lycoming turning a Sensenich three-blade propeller. The fuselage, wings, tail and all control surfaces are built from light alloy, while the tricycle landing gear are retractable. Stressed to 6G for aerobatics, with 322 mph top speed and a service ceiling of 28,000 feet, the Bullet ranks as a high performance homebuilt.

Engine: 380-hp Lycoming
Gross Wt. 3142 lb
Empty Wt. 2033 lb
Fuel capacity 47-92 USG
Wingspan 24 ft 4 in
Length 23 ft l0 in
Top speed 322 mph
Cruise 293 mph.
Stall 86 mph.
Climb rate 2100 fpm
Ceiling 28,000 ft
Takeoff run (50 ft) 2000 ft
Landing run (50 ft) 1300 ft
Range 1323 miles



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