Ritchie Holt from Davie, Florida flew
this BVM 1/5th scale F-16 many times throughout the fair
Greg Arnette is assisted by Kirby
Smith with the BVM 1/5th scale Mirage F-1. The landing
gear is scale and functions well.
Dustin Buescher and Rob Lynch are
debriefing after Dustin evaluated the flight
characteristics of the BVM PNP 63" Sabre. This model was
powered by a Spark T-6 engine. An EVF 10S version is
also available. The Skyblazer paint scheme shows well
against the deep blue sky.
Bob Violett and Dustin Buescher took
turns flying the classic "Fly Navy" Ultra Bandit. Bob
likes the external tanks for increased visibility,
Dustin flys it clean wing.
Rod Snyder flys several BVM jets. His
latest is this Ultra Bandit in the 35th Anniversary
scheme. His smile reflects satisfaction with this
This BVM L-39 in the "Breitling"
scheme is launching for one of many flights. Jimmy Safie at the controls.
Alex Gonzalez got some flights on the
BVM Viper Jet while Rob Lynch coaches. Alex acquired
the "Indy" scheme at the show.
The all new BVM EVO Bandit sports the
35th Anniversary scheme. This one is guided by a
Spektrum 20X and powered by a JetCentral Super Bee 80.
Soon to be available as a BVM "Go
Fly" offering is this F-18C Hornet. Louis Peng assists
Rob Lynch during a demonstration flight at Florida
Jets. This rather large model is 1:5.5 scale.
This brilliant scheme is labeled the
"Greek". Kirby Smith assists Greg Arnette with the BVM
1:5th scale F-16.
Greg Arnette assists Marc Morgan with
a 1:6 scale BVM F-16.
BVM Engineer Don Smith is explaining
the internal features of the 63" PNP Sabre. An EVF 10S
version and a turbine version are available.
A 12S powered Electra with a custom
paint scheme streaks by. Rob Lynch is on the sticks.
Bob Violett's eBandit is on the roll
and on a slow fly-by. The EVF ~3~ 16S powered 21Lb model
can streak by at 200mph.
This 1:5 BVM F-16 belongs to Henry
Castellanos and is powered by a KingTech engine.
This large Skymaster Hawk was on display in the BVM trade booth and is shown "In-Action" with Greg
Arnette in control.
Roberto Zelaya from El Salvador
thoroughly enjoyed the BVM 1:5 F-16 in Texas ANG "Gun
Fighter" livery. - Many flights!
A 1:4 scale YAK130 that is powered by
(2) JetCentral Cheetah 160 engines was promoted by Jimmy
The General Dynamics prototype scheme
is always attractive and HiViz. This 1/5th version belongs
to Bill Culberson from Mobile, Alabama.
Lucky Bird - Lucky Rob.
Bird strikes are usually fatal to
Patty Generali and Bob Violett were
busy in the trade booth greeting many Florida Jets
participants. The static display of the all new EVO
"Ultra Bandit" was it's first public showing.
Franco DiMauro spent time at the BVM
booth preparing models for flight and also flew many
knife edge flight on his BVM 1/5th scale F-16 is
representative of his many talents.
Customer Appreciation Dinner was
enjoyed at the BVM Trade Booth
Florida Jets 2018 Awards
Scale Jet Runner Up
BVM F-18 PNP
Electric Jet Performance
BVM F-1 Mirage
All graphics, photos, and text
Copyright 2018 BVM, Inc. Use of graphics or photos without written permission from