"Shooting Stars" have been in
BVM's product line since 1994. They have
progressed through multiple structural and powerplant
adaptations. We have retooled the wings,
tails, and all internal parts to set a new standard for
all-composite, very light weight structures suitable for
EVF 12S or small turbine propulsion. The
retractable landing gear with full wheelwell doors, are
available as a pneumatic system or all electric powered.
The all-composite panel lined
structures have primer in-the-mold surfaces ready for
assembly, paint, and scale detailing. Full size
C.A.D. plans, and a photo enhanced 60+ page manual
cover every detail of assembly and component
installation. We even offer some tips on finishing
and flying your Shooting Star.
Easy to see jets
of its straight wings and tip tanks, these
lightweight, small engine class scale jets offer great in-flight
visibility. To get
this much visibility from a jet, normally one would have to buy into a larger
class engine - not so with the BVM Shooting Stars. This great visibility, convenient transport, one person
handling, and economical operation are unique to the F-80/T-33 kits from
Good design and prudent use of the best materials for the job
produced very light, yet very strong airframes.
That's how you can get performance and size
in a model that will fly great on EVF or small
We think that many new
and old timer jet jockeys will warm up to these time honored designs and they will again show
up in numbers at the jet events.
The value in building a BVM Jet
of building and flying models should be a rewarding experience. It should be a
relaxing, non frustrating period of your leisure time activities.
If the parts are all there, they fit, and the
instructions are explicit about how to install them, your "building time" is
productive. It is this feeling of
accomplishment and pride in one's work that makes building and finishing models
so important to us.
at BVM keeps improving our trade. Our computer skills, software, and machinery
are constantly upgraded to be able to offer you a better product. And, we have
to, because the new crop of model builders probably did not grow up building.
Most likely they got started with an ARF, learned to fly, and now want
something better. BVM offers that "something better" in our All Composite scale jets.
We invite you to take a close look at the F-80 and T-33 Shooting Stars.
Wing Tank Configuration
Depending on the vintage and paint scheme, your
Shooting Star could be equipped with one of three different wing tip
tanks. These are very light weight, epoxy glass, primer
finished, and ready to install attachment fittings and final color
Properly designed and molded inlet ducts are very
important components of model jet aircraft. This is especially
true for electric ducted fan powered jets. BVM DOES IT BEST,
and the proof is performance and flight time.
F-80 Electric Inlet Ducts
F-80 Turbine Inlets
T-33 Electric Inlet Ducts
T-33 Turbine Inlets
Main Gear Doors and Belly Pan
The Shooting Stars main gear doors are first
match molded to produce true 3 dimensional details on the inside of
the doors. Then, we CNC cut the doors to perfect
outline and supply all of the fittings to ease the assembly process.
Landing Gear Choices
BVM/Down & Locked
all electric retracts and wheel well doors are operated by
JR MC35 servos.
BVM purple retracts
and the wheel well doors are operated by
small BVM Door Cylinders.
Instructions and parts for both of these systems are
Struts and Wheels with BVM O'Ring Brakes
Scale Struts and wheels
with BVM "O" Ring Brakes are precision machined from
premium metals. Smooth Oleo action and tires that
won't spin off are important for jet operations.
Use the Smooth Stop II brake valve or
the BVM E-Brake V2 to actuate.
Click on images to enlarge
Removing the wing panels of the F-80/T-33
models is a simple one bolt, one servo lead
(F-80 = 2) per wing affair. Since
the landing gear are mounted in the wing stubs, there are no other connections
to be made. The flaps are mechanically engaged at both ends as the wing panels
slide on to the aluminum tubes, a 5 minute assembly at the
(3) 4S 2P 7700 mAh
ByPass + Cover - Carbon Fiber
P-60, P-70, and P-100
Stainless Steel Tailpipe
CellPro PowerLab 6
Fuel Cells 2.7 liters
SHOOTING STARS PRICES
EVF or turbine powered F-80 and T-33 kits include:
All composite airframes, match molded gear doors, cockpit
kit, CNC cut formers,
comprehensive instruction manual, and full size C.A.D.
All Composite Kits
- specify EVF or Turbine power
- specify EVF or Turbine power
Landing Gear Systems
Common to both F-80 & T-33
EVF or Turbine Power
includes-retracts, pneumatic door cylinders, air
install package, air diagram, scale oleo struts,
"V" Lite scale wheels, BVM Brakes, Smooth
Stop brake valve, air tanks, tubing, valves, etc.
includes-E-Purple retracts (3) with Down &
Locked motors, Xicoy Controller and Analyzer, door
servos (4), linkages, special instructions,
scale oleo struts, "V" Lite scale wheels, BVM
BVM E-Brake V2.