All I can say is WOW. This jet built like a dream and all the components are first class. The jet balanced the first time I put it on the stand. We are running a K80G in it for power, and it has plenty of that. The Jet came in at 16lbs 14 oz with UAT full. We actually got 6 min flights in and still pulled about 32 oz out of the jet when we were done. The jet required no trim and flew like it was a sport Jet. I built this one for one of my customers. At the field that day I let a friend fly it that is in love with F86's. He will be contacting you to buy the new version of the 63" F86. He was that impressed with it, and said " I have never flown a jet on a maiden day that is that locked in and had no issues". I had to give most of the credit to you guys for designing a great plane, and a little to me for the build. :)
Here are some pictures from that day and a few from the night before finishing up the build at my shop. I build full time and wish all I built were BVM Jets! Great job! I build for Bill Cunningham as well and he was right, BVM's are the BEST!
Morse Aircraft Development
Finally maidened my Sabre this past weekend. It flew great! I love this little jet! K60 for power with Spektrum HV servos and a Cortex. Also flew the Electra for a first time in a while with the new 9er rotor and Cortex, big difference!
I would like to share some pictures of my 18 years old BVM F-86. I flew this aircraft for the first time back in 1994 as a ducted fan with an OS MAX 91 engine, then upgraded it to a BVM 96 engine and then to a Jet Central Rabbit turbine which has proven to be a successful combination. The aircraft has logged 892 flights and still seems in pristine condition for such an old aircraft and why is that ?, because it´s a BVM aircraft and it´s flown as per Manual carefully following the SOP´s (Standard Operating Procedures)
I just refurbished my BVM F-86, which I have since 1993 and has 841 flights. It is powered by a Jet-Central Rabbit turbine and is guided by a JR 12X radio. The performance even at high altitude like in Mexico City is outstanding.
Mario Eduardo Martínez Delgado
Hi Patty and Dustin,
Heather, We are introducing the BVM electric jets to a club down in Hartsville S.C. I thought I would send you these pictures sent to me by the president of their club. The F-86 made everyone get a chair to watch. The jet got off the ground before it got 15 feet from the end of the fiberglass tarp runway.
From: Dennis Grady
Patty, I have attached three photos of my BVM F-86 ARF. I have spent about 100 additional hours after construction to detail the model to add a more scale appearance. My thanks to every one at BVM for the help in building the kit.
Axel Hache and Andy Bothe of the Dominican Republic took to the air with this colorful P-60 powered AFS Sabre Jet. Axel has a few other jets that he enjoys and has Andy perform the test flights on his new models. This Sabre features rivets, panel lines, wing tanks and a detailed cockpit.
Mr. HM Habib of Karachi, Pakistan is enjoying his new turbine F-86 Sabre. His good friend Babar Sikandar was enlisted to perform the test flights and also sent us these photos of the detailed Sabre. Babar says that it is really amazing to fly.
David Plaine's BVM F-86 won him the JPO Top Gun Award at the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Jet Rally in Fentress, VA. The model is powered by an AMT AT-180, painted with PPG and BVM Metal Coat, and markings by Pro-Mark. BVM extends our congratulations to David.
Simon To of Hong Kong sent in this photo of his A.F.S. F-86F, built by Steve Jaworski in Plant City, Florida and finished in BVM Metal-Kote. It is P-70 powered with working speed brakes and releasable tanks.
Daniel Nghiem of Huntington Beach, California is enjoying his new F-86 (AFS) with JetCat power thanks to skilled craftsman Kevin Barr (builder). Daniel logged many flights on his Sabre at Best in the West '04. Markings and nomenclature by ProMark.