It was great to have BVM represented at our
first annual "The BIG THAW" event this past weekend. We had
pilots from 3 states and from Saskatchewan Canada. Looking
forward to next year.
I was at the Mike Saleeby Memorial Jet Flyin
and brought home some hardware.
From: Bruce Pennington
From: Don Gottlieb
Hi Heather, Patty and Yíall!!! Great plane almost ready to maiden. Just a Taxi Test today. Again thanks for everything!! Love this Scheme for my old eyes.
Arthur Gambino from Arizona sent in this photo taken at the Sun Valley Flyers Field. Arthurís BVM F-16 1:6 is powered by a Kingtech 180 with Spektrum guidance.
This is a photo of my BVM F-16 1:6 PNP at 2017 "Wings Over Houston" with the Thunderbirds.
From: Steven Dimaio
Here is a pic from this weekend at Woodland Davis Aeromodelers . Two BVM F-16 1:6, Greg Milosevich on the left and myself on the right. Greg's is powered with a Behotec 165 and is guided by JR radio. Mine is Kingtech K160g2 powered and guided by Spektrum radio.
Shaquille James from Denver, Colorado is happy with his BVM F-16 1:6 PNP. This is powered by a King Tech K-180G with Spektrum radio equipment. Shaquille is running his F-16 with no Gyro and states "It is a Power House!".
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
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.
From: Brian Blois
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
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
Thank you Patty, great aircraft,
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
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!
From: Bill Hatcher
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.
Had a trio of BVM F-16's at the field Saturday. Wiley Brown, Quinten Hinds and Ray Blair. Great day at the field!
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.
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.
From: Quentin Hinds
I got 3rd place in 2015 Scale Masters with my BVM F-16.
Scale Masters 2015
3rd Place ProAm/Sportsman Class
Nice Video of my F-16 from a different event.
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
Photographer: Robert Engle
From: Sean McHale
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!
From: Kelly Rohrbach
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.
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
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.
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
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.
From: Tim Len
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..
From: Boli Muentes
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!
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.
Col. Bob Thacker and Dr. Ken Wagner are celebrating the first flights on a BVM F-16 PNP. Completely successful!
Hi Bob and Patty,
Sending a fabulous picture of my new F-16 taken by Raj Patel. One of my favorite BVM jets.
From: Boli Muentes
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!
From: Greg Foushi
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.
Gregory J. Foushi
Dear friends at BVM,
Attached are some pictures of Don Longhofer's F-16 along with mine. I am in the orange shirt.
Have a great week.
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
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
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.
From: Robert Lynch
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.
Video: BVM F-16 Video
From: Steven DiMaio
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
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.
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
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
Jason Bauer Kingtech K-140G
Nick Johnson JetCat P-140RX
Kris Gunter and Barry Hou Kingtech K-140G