From: Kelly Rohrbach
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:36 AM
To: Patty Generali
 

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
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 2:54 PM
To: Bob Violett; Patty Generali
Subject: New Bobcat

Hi Bob

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 thanks

David Soufer

From: Dominique Schneider
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 3:24 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: Bobcat Composite

Hello BVM,

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.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/131953558

Regards

Dominique


From: Greg Foushi
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:03 PM
To: 'Patty Generali'
Subject: Foushi - Bobcat

Hello Patty,

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.

Regards,

Gregory J. Foushi


From: Parker Ferguson
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 5:55 PM
To: BVM
Subject: Bobcat Composite

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.

Parker


Eduardo Esteve spent an afternoon with us and logged 5 perfect flights on Dustin's BobCat.


From: Bill Freeland
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 9:11 AM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: New bobcat

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.

Bill Freeland



Aldo with his BobCat and Electra "T"

From: "ALDO PACIFICO"
To: "Violet BVM Patty"
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:04 PM
Subject: Regards

Hi Patty...

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...

 Best Regards.
Aldo Pacifico
Ccs Venezuela


From: Achilles Abelaira Filho
To: Patty
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:44 PM
Subject: BobCat

 

Dear Patty

Tiago, José, Ricardo, and me at our third Bobcat maiden flight. Fantastic jet ! Jetcat P-80SE.

Thanks

Achilles.


From: JOSE CILURZO
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2013 1:47 PM
To: Patty; Heather (BVMJets)
Subject: Bobcat kit

 

Hello Patty,

We bought this old Bobcat, this one flew on Florida jets 2002. For us part of BVM history!!! "Maiden", next Sunday.

Rgds
Jose


 

From: WILLIAM HUNT
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 7:18 PM
To: Bob Violett
Subject: BVM jets at Tucson

Hi Patty,

Here is a shot of the stable during our quiet week of flying.

Skeet


From: CCS LOGISTICS S/B
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:43 AM
To: Heather (BVMJets); Patty Generali
Subject: BVM BOBCAT MAIDEN IN MALAYSIA

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.

Best regards.

CHANG Y.B


  

From: Captain Ralph
To:
Patty
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:55 AM
Subject: pictures for your website

Hi Patty.
I maiden my Bobcat yesterday and the BVM jet was flying as if on rails. The Bobcat is a very precise and easy to fly airplane. I wanted a different paint scheme on my jet so I pattern my Bobcat after the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. The Red, White and Blue paint job against the sky makes it a high visibility R/C jet. Pablo Fernandez came out to help me and we had a great time. Coincidentally, Ed Ford was also there flying his brand new Kingcat for the first time. He finished his jet the night before and came out to enjoy the beautiful day. I believe that was a first....2 BVM maiden flights within 10 minutes at Markham park, Miami, Fl. Please say Hi to Bob and tell him that my new BVM P-80 Shooting Star should be ready in two weeks.

Regards, Ralph Esposito
Miami, Florida
 


From: Boli
To: Bob Violett
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 8:27 PM
Subject: Markham Park Christmas Fun Fly pics...

  Hi Bob,

  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...

Boli Muentes


 
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From: Mario Eduardo Martínez Delgado
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 7:14 PM
To: BVM JETS; Dustin BVM; modelers@bvmjets.com
Subject: BobCat Photos

 Hi Patty,
 
I did the Maiden Flight with my Bobcat in the first "Texcoco Jets" Jet Event in Mexico City at the weekend, I use the Jet Central Rabbit an it is really nice engine for the Bobcat  just  the best combo......BR 


From: Roger Perrett
To: Patty Generali
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 6:43 PM 

Hi Patty,

  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
To: Patty
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:03 PM
Subject: Maiden Flight Bobcat - Brazil

Hello Patty,

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.

Thanks
Bruno

From: Mario Martinez
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 4:49 PM
To: BVM
Subject: Pic

Hi Patty, Dustin and Heather,

I send a picture with my 2 Favorites models....my girlfriend and my Bobcat.

Mario Martinez


From: Peter Veerman
To: Patty
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 11:34 AM
Subject: happy bobcat owner

 
Hi Patty
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 .

Regards
Peter Veerman


From:

Mario Martinez Delgado/MEX/Holcim

To:

patty

Date:

19/03/2010 10:17 a.m.

 

Hi Patty,

I flew my BobCat and I can say it is a really very nice jet with the P-70 I think it is just enough power, I use JR servos and 12X for guidance.  It was a very nice experience building the model , I had great support from Polo Ruiz and many other friends came just to see the maiden and we had a very funny jet weekend in Mexico City.
Greetings From Xalapa,Veracruz....Mexico


From: Ron Engstrom
To: Patty
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..
 
Ron Engstrom

   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
To: Patty
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 5:26 PM
 
Dear Patty.
I flew the BobCat and I can say that is the best jet I ever flown.
Perfect.  Thanks for your excellent service.
 
Regards.
Achilles.

 


From: Jamie Cuff
To: Heather
Subject: Bobcat photos
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009

Hello Heather,
                  I thought I would send you a few photos taken by Steve Woods of my Bobcat composite for your gallery . . . . . as I am so happy with it!! It is pushed along quite nicely with a Jetcat P70/kerostart which I think compliments this model very well, it has JR DSX9 for guidance via all JR digital servos and is equipped with Dreamworks trailing link main legs, the kit was bought from Al's Hobbies Jet centre. It has now had 27 flights since the maiden flight on April 23 at the Predannack Naval air station and it has proved to be a versatile sport jet as I have been flying it from grass club strips which have not been particularly 'jet friendly' which it has handled with ease and also tarmac runways, it looks great at speed and low down screaming up the runway! clocked up another 5 flights with it at the Classic jets meeting held at Abingdon on June 26, it was flying with many other Bobcats present and is a popular model for good reason!
 
Another great BVM sport jet
 
Regards
Jamie Cuff


From: Patrick Martin
Date: May 18, 2009 7:48:28 PM EDT
To: Dustin
Subject: Alaska Bobcat

 
Hi. Dustin
  I have 20 flights on my new BVM turbine Bobcat and am so grateful to have had a chance to build and fly this sweat bird.  I could not ask for a better turbine aircraft as my first jet, it was absolutely the best experience in building and flying. Thanks to all the BVM team for doing a great job.
 
 
Pat Martin

From: Lasse Palm
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 6:09 PM
To: Modelers
Subject: Bobcat Photos

 Hello Heather!

 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

Regards
Lasse Palm
LP-Agentur Sweden


From: Carroll, Matt
To: Patty
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:01 PM
Subject: Thanks

Hello everyone,
I have been remiss in not writing you earlier about my new BVM BobCat ARF. I must say I am really enjoying the plane. It was very easy to build, rig and test fly. Once again you have proven that your engineering capability is superb. By “engineering capability”, I am not just referring to product design and validation, but I am also referring to component sourcing, quality control and (especially) user documentation. The user documentation (plans, manuals, etc) and the beautiful packaging really add to that great “out of the box” experience I enjoy when I open a BVM product. It really helps confirm that I made a wise buying decision. It is also a great plane for a busy person as I can toss it in the car and when I get to the field I am airborne in about 10-15 minutes. That means a lot to someone short on time (2 kids!).  Here are some flight pictures (courtesy “Smokin” Joe McBride). I am just starting to experiment with smoke (I use a JetCat smoke pump and BVM external smoke tank) but so far I am having fun.

Thanks again and I hope to see you all soon!

Regards,
Matt Carroll


From: Al's Hobbies Jet Centre
To: Bob
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. 
 Regards Al 

From: Mario Martinez
To: Patty
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:49 AM
Subject: BobCat ARF Fly in Guadalajara

Hi Patty,

I just want to let you know how happy I am with my BobCat ARF.  After 103 flights since June 2008, I´m having too much fun.  I fly in Guadalajara , Jalisco Mexico .

Thank you,
Javier Ulloa


 

From: Steve Burnett
To: Patty
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:30 PM
Subject: Bobcat

Bob,

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.

Thanks,
Steve Burnett



Keith Seivers inspired this "Navy Trainer" scheme and ordered 3 identical Bobcats for himself and his fellow jet jockeys.  Perhaps we will see an air show routine soon!

Steve's Phantom is shown in perfect form for landing.


From: Patrick Frost
To:
Patty
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 1:25 PM
Subject:
Composite Bobcat photos

Hey Guys,
 
 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.
 
Sincerely, 
Patrick Frost
"Frosty"

From: Alistair Powers
To: BVM Technical Support
Subject: BVM Bobcat Composite Photographs
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008

To:  Dustin and all at BVM
 
Just to say how pleased I am with my BVM Bobcat Composite, first class quality, the aircraft went together without any problems,and everything fitted as it should the manual provided all the information required.  I purchased the model from Dave Wilshire at Motors & Rotors, and he has provided first class dealer support and help throughout.  I have attached a selection of photographs of the model, please feel free to use them on your website.
 
Regards,
 
Alistair Powers
Newark, Nottinghamshire. United Kingdom


From: Darryl Tarr
To: Patty 
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 11:57 PM
Subject: BVM Hot Shots

Hello Patty,
I am very pleased to inform you that we now have another very happy BVM supporter here in Dubai.  Lee Cox has recently purchased a BobCat and is extremely pleased with the whole package.  The BobCat was built by Leon Smith and flight tested by myself.  Lee is using JR equipment throughout and a JetCat P-70 turbine.  So far the model has had three flights and Lee is coping very well; we are currently using the P-Link training system with our JR PCM 10X radios.  Congratulations to Lee. 

Kind regards,
Darryl Tarr


Dustin Buescher, Barry West and 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.

Wojtek sent in the photos along with these comments - "We have no problem flying of off grass even when the field is rough like this … great plane! To me, it’s the best all around sport jet ever made! Strong! Durable, slow, fast, agile. …lands like a dream, what else could you ask for!"



BVM Jets around the world

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!
The BobCat Composite handles the packed dirt runway without issue.


 

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.


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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!