JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 12711. Bert BF-2 (N1275V c/n 1)
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Bert BF-2

01/31/2015. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg and Johan Visschedijk: "The BF-2 was the first of several single-seat biplanes designed and built by Floyd S. Bert, a radio broadcasting engineer from Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA. The BF-2 was fully aerobatic and the sole example first flew in April 1959, registered N1275V. Subsequently the aircraft was sold to J.M. Phillips and F.M. Fox, also from Carnegie. The aircraft was later converted to a two-seater and reregistered N900F (c/n 1A), in this form it received its CofA on December 17, 1975. Since December 19, 1990, the aircraft is registered to Danny L. Howell, of Olton, Texas. The following data relate to the N1275V.

TYPE: Single-seat light biplane.
WINGS: Braced biplane type. Wood two-spar structure, fabric-covered.
FUSELAGE: Steel-tube structure, fabric-covered.
TAIL UNIT: Wire-braced monoplane type. Steel-tube structure, fabric-covered.
LANDING GEAR: Non-retractable tail-wheel type. Spring steel main legs.
POWERPLANT: An 125 hp Lycoming O-290D four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine.

Created January 31, 2015