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|Successful Re-maiden of my new to
me 1/5 F-18. This airplane is powered by a Kingtech
320G4+, Cortex Pro and Spektrum Guidance.
Jesse Patrick from
Indianapolis, Indiana with his BVM 1:5.5 F-18.
It has Jeti and Cortex for guidance and is powered by a
|Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
To: Patty <email@example.com>
Subject: Pics of local community event
Recently I had the opportunity to attend a community
event for a local STEM program with my flying club.
It was for the Southern Maryland Jr. College STEM
program. It is a youth outreach program that
involves local schools and get them interested and
exposed to a wide variety of science and tech
On display was the 1/5th scale F-18 Blue Angels and
IT WAS A HIT! We had flight simulators and was able
to sign up 9 families to AMA and our club. There was
a huge interest from the Southern Maryland ROTC as
well. Iím scheduled to do a talk and demo with their
group coming up as well.
Take care and be safe.
BVM Team Representative
|BVM as always!!! Excellent
|From: Michael Sarysz
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 11:55 AM
To: Patty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: SARYSZ - WINGS OVER HOMESTEAD
We had a great show for the Wings over Homestead
2023 air show!
Lots of great photos were taken of the F-18 and many
people asked questions about the model.
The pilots especially enjoyed seeing it fly :)
|Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2022
To: Patty <email@example.com>
Subject: BVM F-18 dream
I canít thank you , Heather and Rob and the rest of your
team enough for all the support in getting this 1/5th
scale F-18. The dedication, determination and the basic
willingness to go the extra mile was absolutely
appreciated!! The entire experience was fantastic. This
plane is a show stopper and fly amazing!!!
Thank again for everything you guys are a pillar in the
hobby community for sure!!!!
God speed and safe flying..
Hope all is well. I just happen to catch a few nice
shots of the plane. Itís really a beautiful model!
Jay A. Foehr
JFK A320 Captain
"Great day with the Hornet!"
Good Morning Patty,
Flew my 1:5.5 F-18 twin. What a awesome jet! Thank you for all
MICHAEL SARYSZ and
SAL DiFLORIA WITH THE BVM F-18 1/5.5 SCALE HORNET
SALS HORNET IS
POWERED BY (2) EVO 170 TURBINES
MICHAELS IS A SINGLE VERSION POWERED BY AN AMT OLYMPUS
Vadim Konviser from Playa Del Rey, CA with
his F-18 5.5 and F-16 1:5. The F-18 has twin Jetmuntz 166S,
Spektrum DX18, and a Cortex Pro. The F-16 has a Jetmuntz 250XBL,
Spektrum DX18 and a AS3000X.
James Hillin from Houston Texas with his BVM
F-18 5.5 scale Blue Angels scheme.
"I've had quite a few RC JetĎs over
the years. By far BVM is the best right out of the box
flights are amazing."
|From: Kelly Rohrbach
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 9:34 PM
Subject: Hot shot pictures of our 1/5th F18 and
Classic Ultra Bandit
Here are a couple pictures from Tucson Jets 2021
where we did both maidens on these two birds,
F18 is powered by Swiwin 300 and guided by JR 28x.
Classic Ultra Bandit powered by Swiwin 220 and
guided also by JR 28x.
Look for them both at Kentucky Jets
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 1:48 PM
Subject: Hotshots :)
I couldnít be happier with it Patty! You guys did an
amazing job, itís perfect!
from New Fairfield, Connecticut with his BVM F-18
5.5 scale. The F-18 is powered by a
K-320G4 and guided by a DX-20 and a Cortex Pro.
Greg Alderman with his 1:5.5 scale BVM
F-18. The F-18 is powered by twin JetCentral 160s and Jeti
Richard Verano with his BVM F-18 1:5.5
scale. He flies it with JR28X and a Cortex Pro. He has a single
K320 for power.
This photo was taken in Stage Coach,
Barry Hinrichs (L) and Sylvain Allard (R)
with their very visible 1:5.5 scale F-18ís. Barry's F-18 is
guided by a Spektrum IX 20, Cortex Pro and is powered with a
single K320. Sylvainís F-18 is also Spektrum guided with a
Cortex Pro. His is powered by 2-K160'S. Barry has more than 70
flights on his now since January of this year.
Sylvain just put the first 3 flights on his.
Jan Sundberg (L) and Dave Fusinato (R)
with their beautiful 1:5.5 scale F18's. They both did their
maidens last weekend. Both planes are flying with Spektrum
DX18's for guidance and AS3000 gyros. The planes are powered
Congrats to them both.
From: Paul LeTourneau
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 11:43 AM
Cc: Rob Lynch
Subject: F-18 maiden
Good morning Patty & Rob,
I was able to maiden the F-18
yesterday in Fond du Lac WI, all I can say is that its
an incredible flying aircraft!! The BVM team has
certainly produced a first class model!
Thank you for all the support and I
look forward to more of the BVM PNP aircraft!
Barry Hinrichs and his beautiful F-18 5.5 scale in Canadian
Livery. Barry loves the plane and all smiles after completing
the first flight. The plane is powered by a Kingtech KT-320 and
guided by Spektrum and Cortex Pro.
Warbirds Over Delaware
Dave Malchione, Pete Malchione, Andy Kane,
Paul LeTourneau, Dave Machione Jr., and Anthony Dimaio
BVM F-18 1:5.5 scale with a KingTech 320 and
Spektrum DX18 guidance.
Juan Vidal from Puerto Rico
enjoying his Twin F18 in Canadian Livery.
The aircraft is powered by twin Jet Central Cheetahs.
Mike Warner got some help from Tim
Redelman to finish his F18 1/5.5 scale. It sports a beautiful
Canadian airshow scheme. Its powered by twin 160s. Great job
Andy Andrews did a great job at the Mt
Pleasant jet rally in Texas.
He was awarded with Best Military Jet and
Best Scale Jet flying his F-18 1:5.5 scale.
Cole Thornton is a proud guy with his 1/5.5
scale F18. He does a great job flying it as well.
Photo is by David Hart at Top Gun.
|Greg Alderman recently attended
the Toledo Weak Signals Show Static Competition with his 1:5.5 F-18
PNP. The F-18 came
in 1st place in the "Military Sport Scale" category,
received the "Peopleís Choice" award that was selected by
the attendees at the show. Greg wanted Jenni and Addi in
the picture since without Jenniís support Greg certainly
would not be doing this! And Addi, well she is in the
picture since she is always with them at events and when
Greg's F-18 is painted in the VMFA-115 ďSilver EaglesĒ
Patriot scheme normally flown by the Squadron Commander.
It has 2 Jet Central Cheetah 160 turbines and the Jeti Duplex Radio.
Buck Garza from Benbrook, Texas with his BVM
F-18C 1:5.5 PNP painted in a replica of the aircraft he flew
while in service. Buck's squadron was the VMFA-112 Cowboys. The
F-18C is powered by a AMT Turbine.
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