Customer Hotshots
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Jack Diaz (JR) has excited California jet modelers by flying his BVM 1/6th scale PNP F-16. Jack says the JetCentral Cheetah 160 is just perfect power. There will be a few more in the area soon!

 


Bill Freeland's PNP F-16 "In-Action" at the Sanford Aeromodelers's Club field January 2017. The contrasting light and dark colors provide excellent visibility against even a cloudy sky.

Photo Credit to David Hart

 


From: Jay Moorhaj
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:13 PM
To: Patty@bvmjets.com
Subject: Wings over Houston

Hey Patty, thought you might enjoy these pictures of my BVM KingCat  flying at "Wings Over Houston" and the BVM F-16 1/6th Scale is shown loaded in the 445th C17 Globemaster.

Jay Moorhaj

 



 

Greg Foushi enjoys having 2 BVM PNP F-16's. Both are Hi-Viz schemes. The orange and invasion stripes on the Indiana Nations Guard scheme is brilliant in the sky. The contrasting light and dark camo patterns on the Alaskan ANG is almost as good for visibility.

 


 

From: Brian Blois
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 3:26 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: 1/6th F16

Hi Patty,

Here is a few pictures of my F16 flying over the Grand Mesa in Grand Junction, CO. The airplane is powered with a JetCat 180 RXI with the smoke tanks converted for fuel and uses a iGyro E3 with Spektrum guidance.

Brian
 


Jay Moorhaj has a great collection of BVM Jets and proudly displays them with his sons Cole and Jake. He built copies of BVM's showroom "Jet Carriers" from plans that we provided.

 


From: Eric Meyers
To: Bob
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:30 PM
Subject: 1/6 F-16


Hi Bob -


The summer heat made it a good time to lay off the golf and focus on my 1/6 PNP F-16 weathering. I had accumulated about 15 flights on it and the model flew quite well, so it was worthy of the additional time investment.

While it's "done" for the moment, I truly appreciate the scale modeler's motto of "a real scale model is never really done".

Thanks again for bringing such a great aircraft to market. As usual, I've had no issues with the plug and play model. Coupled with the Cortex gyro, this aircraft flies like it's on rails.

This model is the squadron mate to Jamie Snipes' fabulous aircraft, though I can't keep up with him on the scale wizardry. He's incredible! With my new weathering, at least my Swamp Fox Viper is personalized - it's "mine" now. BTW, we got the two in the air together last weekend at Lake City. Fun stuff.

Regards,

Eric

 


Ray Johns (General USAF Ret.) gets approval from his dad after enjoying a few more flights on his BVM 1/6 scale F-16. Ray has flown it from well prepared grass fields as well as this tarmac surface in N.J.

 


From: Jacobo Sevilla
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 4:41 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: F-16 at Work

Thank you Patty, great aircraft,

Regards
Jacobo

 


From: Charles Freeland
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:15 PM
To: Heather@bvmjets.com

The Ocoee Cub Scout Pack 217 visited RCACF for the club picnic. We gave them a brief overview of RC airplanes. They got to see radio controlled models from the most simple electric foamies to the most sophisticated turbine powered BVM F-16 flown by Greg Foushi (red shirt) and the Alaska scheme BVM F-16 flown by Bill Freeland (blue shirt).

 


From: Steven DiMaio
To: Bob
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 9:44 PM
Subject: FIF BVM F-16

Bob,

 Attached is a picture of the Team DiMaio BVM 1/6 F-16. K-140 for power and Spektrum Radio. We logged 15 flights this show, looks amazing in the air!

Cheers,
Steve DiMaio

 


From: Bill Hatcher
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:23 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: RE: F-16

Patty, The F-16 arrived today. The packaging was perfect. There were 2 boxes because the wings were in one box and the fuse in the other. The fuse came completely together.

As always doing business with BVM and you is a great pleasure.

Attached is a photo of the plane after about 20 minutes of unpacking.

Wonderful product.

Thanks

Bill Hatcher


From: Kirk Jensen
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 9:06 AM
To: Heather (BVMJets)
Subject: Saturday flying

Had a trio of BVM F-16's at the field Saturday. Wiley Brown, Quinten Hinds and Ray Blair. Great day at the field!

Thanks,

Kirk Jensen

 


Brad Hughes enjoys adding external stores to his BVM PNP F-16. The T.E.R.'s (Tripple Ejector Racks) and Mark 82 bombs are available from Details 4 Scale.  Some model work and painting required.  Always check the center of gravity after adding anything to the original configuration.


From: Angel Chazaro
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:43 AM
To: BVM
Subject: F-16

Hi Patty and Bob,

I want to share with you and with all the modelers my experience with the F-16 PNP, It's a wonderful model, all the details like, paint, lights and smoke for example make this model look awesome.

Thank you to the BVM team for your help and to Greg Arnette for his tips with this airplane.

Angel

 


From: Quentin Hinds
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 1:24 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: 3RD Place Scale Masters 2015: BVM F-16

Patty,

I got 3rd place in 2015 Scale Masters with my BVM F-16.

 

Scale Masters 2015
Oct 07-11, 2015 
Bomber Field, Monaville, Texas

 

3rd Place ProAm/Sportsman Class

 

Nice Video of my F-16 from a different event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTmvMXUSdU

  

Regards,
Quentin Hinds

 


How about this for "Falcons in Formation" at Kentucky Jets in July 2015?

The lead F-16 is being flown by Sean McHale and in a close "Parade" position, is Kris Gunter. Both models are
BVM PNP F-16's that are powered by KingTech Turbines.

Photographer:  Robert Engle

From: Sean McHale
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 9:09 AM
To: Patty
Subject: Pair of BVM F-16's 

JOK 2015. Kris Gunter and I flying BVM F-16's together. Thought you and Bob May like it.

Happy new year to you both!

Cheers,
Sean McHale

 


From: Kelly Rohrbach
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 6:29 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: Fw:

Hello Patty

Here is a picture I took just before the snow flew, so no pictures at the field yet.

Here you see my new BVM PNP F-16 with my 11 year old  copilot and son Patrick. He approves even though he wanted me to order the Thunderbird livery. I guess that will be the next one.

Being born and raised in Montana and not having seen this scheme done too many times, I thought it was time to pay some respect to this squadron based in Great Falls, Montana. This was one of the first squadrons to serve in "Desert Storm" as part of the Mountain Militia Group.

I'm very pleased with the overall quality and finish and really look forward to flying it when the weather allows.

Thanks again for all your assistance during the ordering process with confirming the colors and markings. I could not be happier.

Kelly Rohrbach

BVM Rep

 


Brad Hughes flew his latest PNP F-16 several times during "Colonel Day". Brad likes to add external stores and there are more coming for this Desert Storm F-16A Block 10. "The Boys from Syracuse" would be proud.

 


Greg Arnette's latest BVM PNP Falcon is a replica of a "Top Gun" Navy Fighter Weapons School Aggressor.  Yes, even the Navy appreciates the F-16's performance capability, especially in its simulated adversarial roll.

 


An F-16 test fly day at the ranch and all flew perfectly.

L-R  Bill Freeland, Greg Foushi, and Dustin Buescher

 


From: Fusinato, David@DOT
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2015 12:19 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: F-16 at Lodi Jet Rally

Hi Patty,

The F-16 performed great at this weekendís Lodi, California Jet Rally.  The new 10s system is perfect for the jet, as I only need 2 5s packs just behind the canopy.  The takeoffs are smooth because the jet isnít nose heavy with fuel.

Attached is a photo of myself and Cubby with the jet.

Regards.

Dave Fusinato

 


  

From: Jack Karst
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:38 AM
To: BVM
Subject: Re: F-16 Hotshot Photos

I have flown it quite a bit more, and I am really liking it. I even won an award that I didn't have when I first sent pictures to Patty.

From Jack Karst  Grand Junction, CO

 


  

From: Bill Broderick
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 10:31 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: BVM PNP F-16 Thunderbirds

Hi Patty,

Here are some photos of my F-16 Thunderbirds scheme after a day of flying at NOLF Whidbey here in Washington State. I had this plane assembled and flying within 10 days of receipt. It flies and looks great. I've also added some of the Strictly Scale parts from Sean McHale- they really add to the overall look and I'll be fitting the rest soon. 

Thanks to you and the entire crew at BVM for the great products and superior customer service.

Bill Broderick

Snohomish, WA

 


 

From: Tim Len
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:00 AM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: BVM Jets

Hi Patty 

I have attached some photos of BVM Jets for your review, The airplanes are Tim's, Jason's, Greg's, Brad's and Louis. Have a Great Week..

Tim Len 

 


From: Boli Muentes
To: Heather
Subject: BVM F-16 at Kentucky... 

Heather,

Here are a couple of pictures from Jets over Kentucky if you want to use them in your event report.

It is my F-16 that you custom painted with my daughters name as the pilot. It was the hit of the parade of lights because I ran a full tank of smoke through it during the parade and won a Special Recognition Award at the event for the F-16 too!

Boli Muentes


 

 

Gamal Sadek at Shearwater Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is enjoying his BVM PNP F-16. This General Dynamics scheme is popular.  It is easy to see why.

 


Patty and Bob,

It was a great week at First in Flight and I appreciate all of your support! I wanted to share a few photos from FiF of my new BVM PNP F-16 to which I have added some scale details to represent SCANG F-16CJ tail number 93-0543 during Operation Iraqi Freedom in May 2003.  All of the work done by BVM on the front end really helped to reduce my time to flight. Everything fit very well and your support on initial setup made for a high confidence level.  Special thanks to Greg Arnette who gave me a lot of good tips on flying with ordnance.  

I started with underwing tanks and wingtip AIM-120's and quickly progressed to full ordnance.  Performance is outstanding!  Another winner from BVM!

Looking forward to flying with you again soon!

Jamie Snipes

 

   

 


Click Here For BVM F-16 Video's

Col. Bob Thacker and Dr. Ken Wagner are celebrating the first flights on a BVM F-16 PNP. Completely successful!


From: Ritch
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 8:09 AM
To: Patty
Subject: F-16

Hi Bob and Patty,

Sending a fabulous picture of my new F-16 taken by Raj Patel. One of my favorite BVM jets.

 

RITCHIE HOLT


From: Boli Muentes
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 7:24 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: F-16 pics...

Hi Guys,

  I have some pics of my F-16 I thought I'd pass on for the website if you wanted them.  They are from Florida jets and Markham Park.

I love the F-16 and thanks for building such a great flying jet!

Boli Muentes


From: Greg Foushi
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:13 PM
To: 'Patty Generali'
Subject: Foushi - PNP F-16

Hello Patty,

I wanted to thank you and the BVM Team for such a well built jet.  I never thought anybody would come out with a PNP jet and when I saw it I had to have one.  Itís tough to find building time with three children so this was just what the doctor ordered for me to get in the air right away!

The quality of the jet is very impressive.  The landing gear is outstanding and the light package is a great bonus to the jet.  I just took delivery of the ordinance package and wow what a beautiful set of fuel tanks and missiles they really are top notchÖ J

The jet is rock solid and flies like itís on rails.  It flies so nice and slow landing it really is a winner and Iím very happy to have and fly it.

Thanks again, 

Regards,  

Gregory J. Foushi

 


 

From: Roberto Zelaya
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:08 PM
To: Patty, Heather, Dustin
Subject: Photos from Jan 17, 2015

Dear friends at BVM,

These are some photos of my BVM F16. It is an amazing plane, so easy to fly and reliable. I am using a Kingtech 140, Powerbox SRS Royal and Spektrum DX18. I am flying the F16 in El Salvador, Central America on out paved runway.

Thank you for such an amazing plane.


Best regards,


Roberto Zelaya
El Salvador


From: Wiley Brown
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2014 10:09 AM
To: Heather@BVMjets.com
Subject: PICS F-16

 

Hi Heather,

Attached are some pictures of Don Longhofer's F-16 along with mine. I am in the orange shirt.

Have a great week.

Wiley Brown

 


Dan Davis from Dallas, Texas recently finished and maidened his new "Ace in the Hole" F-16. Dan was assisted by Nick Johnson through out the build and first flights. Dan chose a KingTech K-140G for power.  Congrats Dan!

 


From: Strictly Scale
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:38 AM
To: BVM
Subject: BVM F-16 PNP

Thanks Heather, I've attached some photos of my F-16. Couldn't be happier with it after its first flying season. It remained reliable and was a pleasure to fly, very pleased with my decision to add it to my jet collection. It's easily my favorite!

Cheers, Sean McHale
Malvern, PA
 

Editor's Note: Sean's F-16 has been working well from paved and grass runways such as present at the Farview Flyers field in Pa.


Danny Morales finished this very unique BVM F-16. Anthony DiMaio was given the honors of completing the first flight.



Brad Hughes is the proud new owner of this "High Viz" F-16. Brad chose a KingTech K-140G for power and a DX18 G2 for guidance. This is Brad's second jet to complement his BobCat.


Joe Boyd of Chicago, IL is proud of his new Edward's Chase scheme 1/6th F-16.
Joe chose a JetCat P-160SX power and a DX18QQ for guidance.


From: Robert Lynch
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:01 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: F-16

Hi Patty,

I thought I would let you know how happy I am with the F-16. It flies fantastic, looks fantastic and went together very easily. The manual provides excellent detail and information on the assembly process. The control throw templates are a big help during the radio setup. I am looking forward to putting some serious flights on it.

Thank you
Rob lynch

Video:  BVM F-16 Video



  
 

From: Steven DiMaio
To: Bob Violett
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 2:16 PM
Subject: A few pictures

Bob,

Was able to spend a few days back home in PA filled with a bunch of flying. An unofficial jet rally was held at Hamburg, Pa. with Team DiMaio, Sean Mchale, Danny Morales and Roger Ko. Great times. Here are a few pics.

 


From: Cortez, Jaime
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 5:37 PM
To: Patty
Subject: F-16 Diamond Jubilee

Patty,

I finally got a chance to fly the "big" brother (BVM F-16 PNP) today and had a quick 3 flights.  The plane is light and wants to just to keep flying.  The plane flies well and I can't wait to fly it more.  I'll have to get another pic of both planes at a later date.

Thanks for the help with the plane and I'm very happy with the purchase.

Regards,

Jaime

 


Wow! Look at this Hi-Viz F-16 in an Indiana Air National Guard scheme!

This BVM 1/6th scale PNP is powered by a KingTech K-140 and is proudly owned and flown by Dr. Peter Miller.


 

From: Anthony DiMaio
To: Bob Violett
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:00 AM
Subject: Sam and Anthony DiMaio

New F16.  Maiden flight was Monday.  I did the maiden on Sean McHale's (grey one) Monday also.  Both maiden flights were perfect. Both powered with K140.

 



Greg Arnette getting ready for another flight on his JetCentral Cheetah powered BVM F-16.


 

First flights on these BVM F-16's have all been 100% successful.  Steve Burnett and Tim Len got assistance from Dustin.  They are on there own now and very pleased with the product.

Steve's ThunderBird model is JetCentral Cheetah powered.
Tim's General Dynamics prototype is JetCat P-140RX powered.


Jason Bauer  Kingtech K-140G


Nick Johnson JetCat P-140RX


Kris Gunter and Barry Hou Kingtech K-140G

 

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