|BJ-1 Dynamite/ BJ-1B Duster|
|First flight||August 1966|
The BJ-1 Dyna Mite was a sailplane designed by Ben Jansson in the United States in the 1960s for homebuilding.
Design and development
A conventional shoulder-wing design with conventional empennage, no component of the BJ-1 exceeds 18 ft (5.5 m) in length, in order to facilitate building and storage in a domestic garage. Construction throughout was of wood, apart from a few mouldings (like the nosecone) made of fiberglass. The BJ-1 Dyna Mite first flew in 1966.
The rough building sketches were refined by Hank Thor and the BJ-1B Duster plans were released in 1971 featuring a lighter weight, extended wingspan and a lower canopy that required the pilot to fly it semi-reclined. By 1977, more than 200 sets of plans had been sold. In total 371 Set of plans were sold and DSK (Duster Sailplane Kits) sold about 169 kits.
Aircraft on display
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 347.
- Hardy, Michael (1982). Gliders and Sailplanes of the World. Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 30.
- Coates, Andrew (1978). Jane's World Sailplanes and Motor Gliders. London: MacDonald and Jane's. pp. 167.
- Simons, Martin (2004). Sailplanes 1965-2000. EQIP Werbung & Verlag GmbH (2004).
- Thor, Hank (1971). Building the BJ-1B Duster Plans Number 168. editions.
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