Andy Andrew from Little Rock, Arkansas sent in this great photo of his BVM F-16 1:5 PNP in the General Dynamics scheme. The F-16 is powered by a KingTech 310 with Spektrum guidance.
A Brilliant F-16
Louis Wellen's latest project is this BVM PNP 1/5th scale F-16 in the "Singapore Knights" scheme. It is powered by an EVOJet-220 and guided by a Spektrum 18X radio. Louis, who lives in Orlando, Fl. is enjoying a day of practice for the upcoming Florida Jets and Top Gun events.
From: Ritch Holt
Sending a picture of Sal DiFloria with his 1/5 scale Edwards scheme and my 1/5 scale Israel scheme F16's at Markham Park. Amazing flying jets. Keep up the great work.
From: Joe Westrich
Hey guys just wanted to let you know the maiden flight on my 1/5 F-16 went perfectly. I followed the instructions and addendum to the letter and had zero issues. 3 flights and got it dialed in. The landing and roll out is only about 200ft. Thanks to the support network..... Greg Arnette, Tim Redelman and Rob. Got all the info I needed.
From: Zonio, Chris
Patty / Bob / Rob / Kirby,
I wanted to share with you my experience of maiden Flight on Saturday. Great Plane, 3 clicks of up trim is all it needed! What a Wonderful product! Thanks for all the support!
Jet Central Mammouth, Spektrum DX18, 3e Gyro. Great Combination.
Got in 3 Flights, 6 Minutes each and the forward tank full, could easily get 1.5 more minutes.
From: Jeff Stubbs
To: Patty and Bob
Had a great time at Toledo winning the Jet Class with the new 1/5th scale F-16! I always like doing my own thing on any of these ARFs so I end up with an aircraft a bit different than the standard variety. This one was no exception.
I was looking for a paint scheme that was colorful but still rather military looking. This Tuskegee version from the Louisiana reserve unit fit the bill perfectly. I ordered the aircraft in a basic grey color and did my own paint job. I used PPG automotive paints for the project Such as DBC basecoat and Concept DCC single Stage paint for the Red areas. I also found a new flat clearcoat for most the model called “Flexed “N” Flat” DCU2060. It worked perfectly, and I would highly recommend this for flat paint schemes.
aircraft is powered with the King Tec K210 and based on what I have
heard, should fly great. Really looking forward to competing with
It was a real pleasure to finally met you at Florida Jets 2017. Also it was great to met Heather as well. You make me feel really special and like part of BVM’s family.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you photos of the maiden day of my BVM F16 PNP 1/5, Aggressor Alaska paint scheme. Just like the 1/6’s that I have (two), this one flies amazing.
From: Joel Wilson
Patty, thank you for getting the F-16 1:5 scale to Iowa. I went to Des Moines and picked up the boxes and drove to the ORCF mall show and within 15 mins had it out of the box and on display. Everyone was blown away from the size, but more about the empirical Quality of the airplane itself straight out of the box. Many commented that it was a Top Gun finish airplane, so once again thank you for you making me look good !!!
Thanks Joel A Wilson
Hi Heather, I've been thinking how I would describe owning/flying the large PNP F16 and not duplicating the others. So here's my response. "With minimal assembly time and thrilling flight performance the BVM PNP F16 is simply magnificent!"