From: Addison Clark
Hello Patty and BVM crew,
I thought I would send you a couple pictures of my son Joshua with his new Bobcat. We purchased it a few years ago and finally got around to finishing it. The build was straight forward as always and the maiden flight required 1 click of trim. These pictures were taken at the Mesa Jet rally in Nov 2017. My son, who got his waiver earlier in the summer, was super excited to attend his first jet meet as a turbine pilot. Josh, who is 13, flew it 6 times during the rally. You can probably tell by his facial expression that he had a good time. Just wanted to say thanks again for a great product.
Addison and Josh
From: Daniel Majer
I just wanted to thank BVM for producing a fantastic jet in the BVM Composite Bobcat. Its predictable flight characteristics and impressive slow flight make it a joy to fly.
Cheers from DownUnder,
From: Kelly Rohrbach
Hello Patty & Bob
This is what the Hobby is all about, spending time at the flying field with your boys. Patrick (holding the jet and Klaus as his wing man) will be earning their turbine waivers on the Bobcat. We will be getting a new engine for the Balsa Bandit I flew back at Superman in 2002. That Jet has been around since Klaus was a toddler and he will be 18 this December. The love for model aviation has led him to choose a career in engineering/aerospace.
Patrick at age 12 has become one heck of a little modeler and is always building and designing models in the shop. Both are excellent R/C pilots and will have no problem getting up to turbine speed.
Thanks again for building such great products that last for generations.
Kelly, Klaus, & Patrick Rohrbach
From: David Soufer
I have attached pictures of my latest BVM jet added to my BVM fleet of jets.. My new BobCat. This jet was assembled by Danny Melnik (Demonaero) in Melbourne, Fl. As you can see from the pictures, he has done an “amazing job”. This jet is equipped with a Jets Munt turbine, all HV MKS brushless servos, Cortex Gyro, and all controlled by a Jeti system.
The maiden flight required a few clicks of up elevator and the jet was flying like an aero. Even though I have a few Bandit MKII's and a couple Bandit Ultra Bandits, this has become my “go to Jet”..
I want to thank you, Patty, Heather, and the rest of the staff at BVM for an “EXCELLENT” product… Looking forward to my new BVM jet (still under construction in your shop) and hopefully by the end of the year get a Kingcat..
With many thanksDavid Soufer
From: Dominique Schneider
Attached is a photo of me with my Bobcat ARF on our field in France. The Bobcat is an superb flier, I put the CG 20 mm behind the drilled holes. It is equipped with Jet Cat P100RX and is perfect for me, easy to take off and very easy to land.
I use no flaps on take-off, mine takes off on grass field. (Turbine spools up first with full wheel brakes activated.)
I purchased the model from Ali Machinchy.
From: Greg Foushi
Just wanted to thank BVM Team for a awesome jet my new Bobcat. The build was very straight forward and all the parts fit perfectly. The maiden flight was picture perfect!! My Bobcat flies really well slow and just as good fast. I can’t thank you enough for such a great flying jet.
Gregory J. Foushi
From: Parker Ferguson
Just wanted to share a picture of my recently finished Bobcat composite. I needed a home for my P-80SE and this was the perfect airframe. The kit was a great build and it flies awesome. Thank you.
Eduardo Esteve spent an afternoon with us and logged 5 perfect flights on Dustin's BobCat.
From: Bill Freeland
I would like to thank you and the BVM staff, especially Dustin, for all the support and encouragement to get this plane done for Florida Jets. This was my first participation in a Jet Event and it was a blast.
From: "ALDO PACIFICO"
This was other wonderful day enjoying my planes, both planes are powered by JetCat turbines, P60 and P120 each one match perfect, I use Futaba 12 channel Radio, I hope BVM continues growing day by day and developing more excellent jets...
From: Achilles Abelaira
Tiago, José, Ricardo, and me at our third Bobcat maiden flight. Fantastic jet ! Jetcat P-80SE.
From: JOSE CILURZO
We bought this old Bobcat, this one flew on Florida jets 2002. For us part of BVM history!!! "Maiden", next Sunday.
CCS LOGISTICS S/B
Hi Patty, Heather and everybody at BVM
I already maiden my BobCat Composite on the 15th June, 2013 here in Malaysia after spending eight months building & constructing is mostly on my available free times during weekends.
The "cat" flew pretty well and the colorful navy scheme are very nice to look at on the ground and in the air. The Taiwan made KingTech K80 only required 1/4 throttle for level flight.
Generally, all major parts are perfectly made and I only required a bit of cutting the retracts opening, sanding and applying glue and to install equipments such as engine, servo,push-rod, air and fuel hose and retracts.
I enclosed a picture of mine on maiden day and are satisfied with this high quality piece of engineering and are worth what I paid for.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years. I was sent some pics a few days ago taken at Markham Park last month at the Christmas Fun Fly. Anne (my wife) and the baby (Marley) came down to watch and hang out. Marley just loves watching the jets fly, so maybe one day soon I will be ordering a pink BobCat. Take care and see you at Florida Jets...
Mario Eduardo Martínez Delgado
Attached is a photo of 3 Bob Cats and my Bandit, taken at our New Zealand Jet meet in Tokoroa 2 weeks ago. And yes, that is David Gladwin on the right, still flying his Bobcat which like my Bandit is easy to travel with. He sends regards to you guys. And I saw Jason's Kingcat on Sunday. Looks very nice and he is doing a great job of the assembly. (But, for me at least, I still prefer the product that you make in Florida.)
Kind Regards from Roger Perrett (and Alli)
From: Bruno Borges
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:03 PM
Subject: Maiden Flight Bobcat - Brazil
Below photo of my friend and flight instructor Celso Desanti and I, with my first BVM Bobcat.
I want to say I am very happy and passionate, by this airplane and thank you all who made the design of this airplane is so good.
Show for Mr. Bob and thank him for me.
Patty, Dustin and Heather,
From: Peter Veerman
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 11:34 AM
Subject: happy bobcat owner
I'm happy to report that I am now the happy owner of a BVM BOBCAT here in The Netherlands. After a three month build today was the maiden flight of the Bobcat. With the first flight dialing the bobcat in. The second flight it was flying on rails. What a shear joy to fly. Power is from a P80SE and servo's used was al jr servo's as per manual. It's the first BVM kit I have built and the manual is the best I have seen .
From: Ron Engstrom
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 11:32 PM
Subject: Fwd: bobcat pics
Patty, Bob and Crew,
Finally got to maiden my Bobcat Composite with the help of Steve Unze and Dan Avilla...Also was able to welcome Gerardo Diaz and his kids to California..Flies like a dream..Thanks for everything..
Richard Curry now has a Bandit and this BobCat flying on JetCat P-80SE engine and says that he is very pleased with both.
From: Achilles Filho
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 5:26 PM
From: Lasse Palm
Attached is a photo of me with my Bob Cat ARF the BC is an superb flier and only required 3 clicks of trim during the test flight, has also put my CG 20 mm behind the drilled holes. My Bob Cat is equipped with Jet Cat P-70 for power with the Futaba 14MZ-2,4GHz transmitter and Futaba R6014FS receiver. Servos are a mix of JR and Futaba. Batteries consists of two LiPo Desire power (2200 mah) to the new DPSI/RV switch. I have also decorated my BC with Pro-Marks Sport jet kit and Navlights from modellbaue.de
From: Carroll, Matt
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:01 PM
Thanks again and I hope to see you all soon!
From: Al's Hobbies Jet Centre
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:48 PM
Hi Bob, Just thought I would shoot you a mail of my new Bobcat ARF. This is my 4th Bobcat in a row, and flies just as well as the three before it.
The photo was taken at the recent Jets over Dubai where I picked up a Sport Jet award. The Bobcat is perfect for me as I can pack it into a small box and take it as airline luggage. Unpack it and put on a impressive display with a simple, reliable model that always gets plenty of attention wherever it shows.
Thanks again for another great product.
From: Mario Martinez
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:49 AM
Subject: BobCat ARF Fly in Guadalajara
From: Steve Burnett
After 6 flights on my new Bobcat, I felt compelled to write a note to tell you how impressed I am. I can't think of any other jet that combines all the aspects of the Bobcat. Simple to set up, Fast and Aerobatic yet very stable and lands so slow. What a great design and the quality can't be touched. I also wanted to tell you what an outstanding job Dustin did. He went far beyond my expectations and I have to say what a great benefit he must be to your company. Looking forward to that new Bandit in the matching scheme.
Steve's Phantom is shown in perfect form for landing.
From: Patrick Frost
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 1:25 PM
Subject: Composite Bobcat photos
I picked up a new Composite BobCat at Florida Jets earlier this year and finally have it completed. The BobCat was a blast to build and became a family project with my wife Susan and 3 year old daughter Isabella at my side each evening helping with sanding, attaching servos and paint/prep work, assembling bombs, etc. until our BobCat named "Little Izzy" was finished. We decided that a Desert Camo Scheme would help with visibility and it certainly does! It is fitted with a JetCat P-70 and top speed is nearly 190mph. We installed a centerline smoke tank for smoking up the skies and a BVM Bomb drop system. It also has many scale goodies such as Pro-Mark Graphics, a scale cockpit, pitot tubes, refueling probe, antennas and much more! It truly flies like a trainer even with the additional 'external' weight. We are having so much fun with it and get many compliments at every event we attend. I highly recommend this aircraft to anyone wishing to step into jets after mastering a fast prop plane.
From: Alistair Powers
From: Darryl Tarr
Albert Mangual are all smiles after another successful afternoon at the local RCACF club field (Apopka, FL). Albert enlisted the building skills of Barry West and the flying assistance of Dustin Buescher to obtain his turbine waiver. Since then, he is out enjoying his BobCat almost every weekend.
Wojtek and Micah Iwanczyk
of Old Bridge, NJ pose with dad's new custom painted Bobcat Composite. The model
was painted by Chip of U Fly Hobbies in New Jersey and he spent some serious
time airbrushing and detailing this BobCat.
Babar Sikandar of Pakistan
sent us these photos of his NAVY BobCat in action. As you can tell by the first
photo, the bird almost got it!
Nir Schweizer of Maryland is enjoying his BobCat composite that he purchased through local BVM dealer G.P. Aircraft in Crofton, MD. As you can tell by the photo, Nir is definitely logging some flight time on his new BVM jet.
This very attractive and effective paint schemed BobCat belongs to Dawn Ellzey of Grand Prairie, Texas. Dawn logged 14 flights on the first outing with the BobCat Composite. BVM utilizes Dawn's travel agency for all of our traveling needs - www.midwaytravel.com. You can reach her at (800) 527-1630.
Paul Lott of Ridgeland, Mississippi sent in this photo of his P-120 powered BobCat Composite on a low fly-by. Paul says the more he flies the model, the more he enjoys it!