Jeff D Lovitt
Thank you for your assistance in completing this project and special thanks to rep Jack G Diaz for his assistance with setup.
Ralph Esposito from Miramar, Florida with his Skymaster BAE Hawk.
Paul Rich from Lake Worth, Florida with his Skymaster BAE Hawk 1/4.75 Scale powered by a JetCentral Rhino 160.
John Camien from New York sent us these photos of his Skymaster Panther that he says flies as good as it looks.
Tim Len picked up this Skymaster A-4 off the used market and completed a major overhaul. Now the aircraft is fitted with a JetCat Titan SE. The main gear doors stay closed in flight thanks to parts designed and fabricated by Steve Burnett. Dustin performed the test flights and provided buddy box time for Tim to get acquainted with his new jet. The A-4 is just as stunning in flight as it is on the ground.
Greg Arnette really enjoys his JetCat P-160SX powered Skymaster Hawk 100
Dear Bob, Patty, Dustin and the whole BVM Crew,
I would just like to say thank you to everyone there for another great product. I attended the 59th Weak Signals R/C Expo this past weekend and for the first time in my thirty-seven years of being in the hobby I brought an air plane for the competition and display area.
Well to my surprise I ended up taking home first place in the jet category. So I thought I would just send you some pictures that where taken. I would also like to let you know that Terry Nitsch took home second place and The Best finish awards with his Skymaster F-86 Sabre. Congrats Terry.
Thought I would send you some pics of the Hawk I ordered last Sept. Thanks, for your help. It flies great.
I flew my SM A10 at
Woodland/Davis, California Aeromodelers club. My good friend Jeff
Lovitt took some nice pictures!!
Nice F-104 on the website! Went to Bowling Green with Scotty this morning to test his drop tanks after some improvements and re-maiden my F-15 with the P120 in it. Great times! c u in KY I hope!
From: Jacobo Sevilla
From: Andreas Hau
I just got pictures courtesy of Andrew Perry taken during the maiden flight and flights thereafter of my F-15 in October. The video is courtesy of Glenn Sheppard.
Great airplane! Flying my second and working on my third by now. The bug bit hard! Thanks for all your help getting started!
From: Jacobo Sevilla
Hello my dear Patty, Happy New year for you and your family, my very special good and best wishes for Bob, I hope this year we get to see you guys more often.
Patty, thanks a lot for getting the new stabs for my Skymaster F-16 ,they work excellent and I m flying it very comfortably , a great flyer, all that I expected from it. My thanks to Dustin too, and again, all my best for this new year 2012 , Warmest regards.
Dear Bob & Dustin,
I wanted to send you a note about my new Skymaster A-10 Thunderbolt II.
My new A-10 is truly an awesome jet!! It has such a great airframe it does everything well. Flies fast and yet can fly very slowly with “NO” bad tendencies.
The A-10 has amazing detail and excellent scale features and appearance. The landing gear is some of the best I’ve ever seen in the industry.
I’d like to thank Dustin for his thorough check of the jet and being an excellent test pilot. I will elaborate in a bit. He gave me some great tips on setting-up my first twin turbine. I really appreciated his time of reviewing all the safety concerns and procedure with operating a twin turbine safely.
As everybody knows the first flight with any new jet is exciting and the A-10 was no different. Dustin took the A-10 off and trimmed things up and put the jet through its paces for about 6 min. Dustin decided to drop the gear for a gear pass and the worst case scenario the left main gear was hung up. He put some positive and negative “G’s” on the gear trying to free the gear and cycled it as well but to no avail.
So, Dustin asked me if he could “Touch” it. I knew what he was asking and I said go for it. Later, I thought to myself did I just tell him to go for with a 50+ pound jet he has never landed before on this paved runway. I know Dustin’s is a good pilot but this maneuver would separate the boys from the men.
Dustin made a great low angle approach touched the right main on the hard deck and the left popped out and went around the pattern and came back and landed the A-10 without a scratch. It was very impressive with a jet he had never flown before. I myself and 40 other club members had an opportunity to witness a true master at his craft….
I just wanted to say thanks to you and the entire BVM Team for making my first twin turbine jet experience truly a great one.
This is my
beautiful Skymaster F-16, it has a working chute system, smoke
system, nav lights, and landing lights.
BVM Dealer Polo Ruiz from Mexico starts his
future jet pilot trainees early. Custom paint scheme on a
T-45 Goshawk and Rhino
This past weekend I test flew
Richard Curry's Hawk 100. After a few setup changes and tweaks we
had this model flying on rails!
Dustin @ BVM
From: Dustin Buescher
On November 14th 2010, Greg Foushi earned his AMA Turbine waiver with this Viper Jet 2m. I had the honors of performing the test flight, then the second flight was all Greg’s. Greg powered this fine model with a JetCat P-80 SE converted to Kero start. Greg reports that the aircraft flies great and is easy to land. Furthermore, the Viper Jet 2m is Greg’s first jet, I am sure it won’t be his last!
Congrats Greg from everyone at BVM and Skymaster!
From: Gonzalo Martinez
The more I fly my Viper
the more I love it! just incredible! Unfortunately one of the
plastic hinges for the mains doors broke
Attached is a picture taken after the maiden flight. Thanks again for your help on Monday! Your crosswind landing skills are awesome.
Heather: here is
my new Skymaster Viper jet just before the first flight. Flies
awesome! JetCat P160SX. Owner/Pilot: David Gaspari (left)
Builder: Brandon Ulmer (right). Brandon did a lot of great
modifications, if anyone is interested in the modifications and
upgrades we would be happy to send more pictures and a list of