From: Jeff D Lovitt
To: Patty Generali
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 8:19 AM
Subject: Fw: Skymaster Cougar First Flights

Hey Patty,
 Sharing a photo with the BVM crew of my new Skymaster Cougar in the Blue Angels color scheme.  It was test flown earlier this year and is becoming a favorite for me.  Power is a Jetcentral Cheetah 160 SE and control is by Jeti.  The color scheme is brilliant in the air and my version includes a smoke system as well.

Thank you for your assistance in completing this project and special thanks to rep Jack G Diaz for his assistance with setup.   

Jeff Lovitt
Davis, CA

 


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.


 

Greg Schock sent us some great in-flight photos of the Skymaster F-104G "Star Fighter" that was assembled and flown by the Malchione clan of Kenneth Square, Pa. It is amply powered by a KingTech K-210G engine and guided by a Horizon Spektrum 18X.


April 2015

  For the 7th time, Terry Nitsch won the "Jet" division at Toledo show.  This year he entered the BVM/Xtreme "All Electric" A-10 Warthog. Terry's special finish and weathering techniques along with the droppable ordinance were convincing merits of Terry's modeling skills. This jet is powered by twin EVF ~3~ 12S "9er's".


         

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


From: Greg Wright
To: Patty Generali
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:13 PM
Subject: Toledo expo

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.


 

From: Don Perry
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:54 PM
To: Dustin Buescher
Subject: Don Perry Hawk Pics

Thought I would send you some pics of the Hawk I ordered last Sept. Thanks, for your help. It flies great.

Don Perry




 
 

Hey Dustin,

I flew my SM A10 at Woodland/Davis, California Aeromodelers club. My good friend Jeff Lovitt took some nice pictures!!
This was my ninth flight with my SM A10 and the more I fly it the more I like it. All previous flights where done on a 5,000ft runway so it was time to try a shorter runway.
We had zero wind and on our runway that is 600ft long it took half for the landing! So freaking cool!!! My 2 JetMunts Merlins 140 are working too perfection and the amount of power OMG!

Enjoy,
Gonzalo


 
 

From: Andreas Hau
To: Dustin Buescher
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:29 PM
Subject: Scotty's F86, fun day in KY today testing some new stuff

Hi Dustin

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!

Andy


 

From: Jacobo Sevilla
To: Patty
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:35 PM
Subject: Great Jets

Dear Patty,
Today was a great Ultra Sunday again, but this time my Skymaster F-16 that I got from BVM shared the skies with the Ultra Bandit. Let me tell you my friend, two excellent aces in the air , superb flyers both of them, they are ready for our event, CoolJets , at the Bitaches R/C  base in Culiacan , this 9th,10th and 11th of November. Thanks for all the support you always provide me. I hope to see you and the Boss here with us ,and please give my warmest regards to your mother, Bob, and all the great BVM team.

Tu amigo..

Jacobo Sevilla


From: Andreas Hau
To: Dustin Buescher, Patty Generali
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:11 PM
Subject: F-15 Maiden Pics

Dustin, Patty

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coVI757drXs

Great airplane! Flying my second and working on my third by now. The bug bit hard! Thanks for all your help getting started!

Andy


From: Jacobo Sevilla
To: Patty Generali
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 3:58 PM

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.

Jacobo's F-16 and Paul's BVM F-100 at The Bitaches R/C Club in Culiacan,Mexico

 

 

From: Greg Foushi
To:
Bob ; Dustin
Cc: Patty
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 7:06 PM
Subject: To BVM with many thanks...

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. 

Best Regards,
Greg Foushi


  From: Jacobo Sevilla
  To: Patty Generali
  Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 9:46 AM
  Subject: Patty, this is my beautiful F-16

  This is my beautiful Skymaster F-16, it has a working chute system, smoke system, nav lights, and landing lights.
  Thank you very much for the support.

  Jacobo Sevilla


      BVM Dealer Polo Ruiz from Mexico starts his future jet pilot trainees early. Custom paint scheme on a Skymaster
      Viper is race car influenced.


  Pablo and his A-4 Skyhawk at First in flight in North Carolina. Pablo's A-4 is powered by a Jet Central Rhino.

 

T-45 Goshawk and Rhino
A great combo of airframe and engine

  Dustin is all smiles about how the Rhino drives the Hawk with very convincing authority.  A couple of flights at R.C.A.C.F. on 20 Jan 2011 validated the installation as shown below.
 

E.C.U. and Valve mounting


 


BVM Carbon Fiber Adapter Plates to mount the Rhino are available.

Note:  Bypass cover is removed for photo.


 Mako 2010

  The JetCat Titan powered Skymaster F-16 has been flown at many jet events by many guest pilots.  This time it was Pablo's turn, and as usual, Pablo makes a product look good.  This F-16 operates with just 6 channels of control and no mixing.  High alpha maneuvers are most impressive just as with the full size Falcon.


Top Gun 2010

   The highest scoring jet in Pro Am was this Skymaster T-45 Goshhawk expertly flown by Dustin.

   Note:  The jets were penalized one percent of the fight score and the tail draggers received a 1/2 % bonus.  This has been done at Top Gun for a few years to keep the jets from sweeping all of the trophies.  It worked!

   BVM enjoys participating regardless of the rule adjustments.  We have won all of the categories from time to time and Mr. Top Gun twice.



Richard Curry with his Skymaster Hawk 100

   

     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! 
  Richard powered this Hawk with a JetCat P-160 SX, the engine performed flawless and had plenty of power for vertical maneuvers. The
  landing gear is simply amazing, soaking up the bumps of the grass runway. Together we must have put a dozen flights on this plane with zero
  maintenance required. 

  Dustin @ BVM


   

From: Dustin Buescher
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 8:41 AM
To: Greg Foushi
Subject: The Viper Madien

 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
  so I will be replacing them with the new metal hinge from BVM.

 Enjoy,

 Gonzalo


From: Jeff Prosise
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 2:29 PM
To: Dustin Buescher
Subject: Picture

Attached is a picture taken after the maiden flight. Thanks again for your help on Monday! Your crosswind landing skills are awesome.

Jeff Prosise



click on image to enlarge

From: David Gaspari
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 9:14 AM
To: BVM
Subject: viper jet

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 improvements. 
David
 

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