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Wingspan 60" (710 sq in)
Length 67"
Weight 14 - 15 Lbs
Power: BVM EVF
Speed: 35-200 mph


An all Electric Jet
Almost Ready To Fly.

Completely and Professionally Painted

     The BVM Electra jet "kit" lead the way. Its size and performance have revolutionized the state-of-the-art for an all electric jet model.

     The Electra jet "ARF" has all the same performance and mechanical features of the kit version, but with 90% of the labor to build and finish accomplished for you. Its all composite, painted-in-the-mold airframe is strong and light. With the BVM Electric VioFan, it is flight worthy at speeds up to 200mph, but stable slow flight and easy landings are where the Electra Jet really shines.

     Letís take a closer look at why you may consider owning this very special ARF jet.

The Flying
Slow ē Fast ē Aerobatic

The "CLASSIC" in white, orange, and purple.

     BVM has always believed in showing you first hand just how our products perform. Many BVM Reps are flying Electra's at model events, so you may get to see one soon. Then, you be the judge. You can also see video on our website.



     The airframe structure is a combined effort of BVMís USA based tooling and internal parts manufacturing, and our Thailand counterpartís laminating, painting, and finishing capabilities.

     Every Electra ARF is quality controlled at our Florida facility and then repackaged with BVM hardware, plans, and absolutely complete instructions.

    A crystal clear canopy, molded cockpit deck and instrument panel are standard.

    Some assembly of internal parts required.




Access is Important

     Even though the power and guidance components are minimum in this "all electric" jet, easy access to them is a convenient feature of your Electra.


Strong & Light Undercarriage
Hundreds of landings without a glitch


Down & Locked Gear Driver with Xicoy Adaptor

Air Blue Retracts E-Blue Retracts
   Because some modelers prefer air operated landing gear, BVM developed the "Air/Blue" retract units specifically to fit into flex mounts in the Electra.
   The "air" installation package contains all of the pneumatic valve, "T" fittings, tubing, and storage tank required.


 An important part of an all electric jet is the landing gear system. Shown here is the latest generation of the electric landing gear system and the BVM adapted "Xicoy Controller". BVM created an easy to follow manual for the installation and programming.

Electric Retract Conversion

Electric Retracts Flight Operation Procedures


The Power

The Size

Professionally Designed - Professionally Manufactured

     The EVF (Electric VioFan) comes to you completely assembled and factory test run.
     Available for 10 to 12 cell operation.

2 Year Warranty

Itís just right for a one person operation.

US Pat# 8,310,117 B2

The Convenience

     The Electra Jet ARF will fit into most SUVís with the wings attached. Of course, the plug-in wings and stabs are easily removed for more compact transport and storage.


     And, if air travel allows you to enjoy attending certain important events, the Electra ARF can be safely transported in the BVM Jet Case.

The Benefits - of electric propulsion

l Zero throttle lag and zero residual thrust; makes landing an electric jet easier than a turbine jet,  especially in a crosswind.
No turbine waiver needed.
l Minimum support equipment necessary - bring spare batteries and a charger for more flights.
l No vibration to wear out components.
l No liquid fuel to saturate the inside of your model.
l Low heat environment.
l Electric Reliability.
l 150+mph performance.

Color Schemes
Click To Enlarge

Fly Navy             

HiViz Aluminum

Star & Bar





Electra ARF Servo List - click here to download the pdf file

To order JR Radio Performance Packs click here

Jet-Foam Cradle





   The Electra Jet is big (60" wingspan) for an electric powered sport jet, but still compact enough to fit into many midsize SUV's like Bob Fiorenzi's Mazda Tribute.  Shown here with the wing and tail covers removed, it rests on a foam padded box and there is still space available for spare batteries, chargers, and a cooler.



Electra Jet ARF
Airframe Directive (A.D.)
And other helpful notes

Electra ARF Instructions Updated
to show wing removal from fuselage top access.


Ask for BVM # E2300-64   Price $47.95
Qty. 4 per package

New "C" Channels Required


Inlets And Fan Mount Addendum


Click here for PDF file

(3) 4s Battery Install Addendum


Click here for instructions


Servo-Operated Nose Gear Retraction Addendum


Click here for instructions

Rudder Servo Mount Addendum


This simple machine made maple block assembly makes the rudder servo installation much easier.  It is available at no charge to Electra (Kit or ARF) and Sabre (AFS or ARF) owners with your next purchase from BVM.

Kits shipped after September 2009 have these parts and instruction updates included.

click here for instructions


Note: All E Jets are built light weight.  Give due consideration when handling each F/G component.

Canopy and Engine Hatches Lapping Addendum


  As a final procedure for fitting the canopy and engine hatches, use a piece of #220 grit sandpaper (grit up) slid between the fuse flange and hatch and "lap-in" any tight spots for a relaxed fit of the hatch to the fuse.

Retract Pushrod Addendum


From: Bob Belluomini
To: Bob
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 12:48 PM
Subject: Electra Retract Pushrod Mod

Hi Bob,

   I incorporated a small mod that limits how far the retract pushrod bends. I reduced the overall throw at the servo so as to reduce the twisting action that occurs at the servo mount and former. With the gear in the down position I cut a j shaped notch in two of the blocks that are used to mount the servos, one for each side. The notch is cut just deep enough so the pushrod rests against it with the block mounted on the back of the front blade spar about 3/16" out from root of the wing. The blocks are mounted at 180 to each other to allow the pushrod to go through it stroke correctly.

If you depress the over center link on the retract by hand you will see the motion is transferred to the other retract unit making it impossible for either retract to unlock.

Bob Belluomini





F8 Installation Addendum


The canopy frame is of very lightweight fiberglass structure, support the model on soft foam rubber for the installation of F8 on page 71 of the manual.


EVF Tailpipe


The original BVM Electra jets have hundreds of flights on the original tailpipes taped together per the instructions. We have heard of a few in-the field that have had the taped seams open up. This will cause a very noticeable loss of thrust. If you experience noticeable loss of thrust, land as soon as practical. Check the tailpipe seam and batteries of course.

To repair the tailpipe, remove it, strip away the tape and clean the tape residue off with 3M Adhesive Cleaner #08984 (available at auto paint supply stores). Then rebuild the tailpipe as per the instructions.

Flap Setting Addendum

The landing flap position that we recommend in the manual may be a bit too much for some landing techniques.  It works if you add a bit of power just prior to touch down.  For a total power-off flare out, a setting of about 10į less will afford smoother landings.  Try it and let us know what you think.

Main Gear Flex Mount Stiffener Addendum

Addendum #093008

Main Gear Retract Servo Installation Addendum

The following instructions and photos clarify what has been published in the assembly manual and plans.  The location of the main gear servo mounting is important for the proper function of the retracting mechanism.

Addendum #091108

Inlet Duct Installation Addendum

It is important that the aft end of the inlet ducts is centered in the fuselage.  The Saddle CellsTM require equal space on each side of the thrust tube.



Wire Strut Straightening Tool


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