From: Captain Ralph
This BVM MiG 15 was built in Greece by Zenon Plerides in June of 2005 and purchased by Dr Shani Studnik a few years later ( see earlier MiG-15 hot shot testimonials). I then acquired the MiG from Dr Studnik and did a complete tear down and rebuild including a full 3D printed cockpit and animatronic Pilot. The BVM jet is now pushing 15 years of age and is still going strong. Just wanted to share the obvious quality and engineering placed on the BVM Jets....
Hope the MiG will fly for another 15 years!
2019 National Championship Winner!
Terry and Shiela Nitsch won the Fun Scale Expert Class at the A.M.A. NATS event. The expert class had the most competitors of the scale classes. It was a very close competition and they won by 1/4 a point.
Terry said he is "Very proud to have accomplished this victory with a BVM Jet!".
Terry Nitsch and Jason Bauer proudly display their awards after a tight finish at the NATS. 1/4 point separated Terry and Jason.
Congratulations to both of them.
Congratulations Terry and
Shiela Nitsch on your First Place Finish at the Central Ohio
Scale Classic with this
Terry Nitsch and Shiela continue their winning ways in the Ohio area.
A five time winner at Top Gun events, Terry knows how to prepare the model and a flight routine that garners attention from both static and flight judges. This BVM MiG-15 is powered by an EVF 14S 9er blade fan with ThunderPower "Rampage" batteries. The model features wing tanks, speed brakes, retracts and flaps.
Terry says that the performance is awesome and flight times are 8-10 minutes. Shiela holds the 1st place award at the "Columbus Scale Classic".
Terry Nitsch won "Champions Class" at the Bob Evans Fly In and Scale Competition with the MiG. He also had many turbine demos with the KingCat. Terry said it was a great weekend down on the farm!
Jo and Jonathan Smith sent along this photo of Mo Ayoub with his BVM MiG-15. Mo celebrated his 86th birthday by flying this JetCat 100 powered all composite MiG-15. Mo's home is in Lubbock, Texas but he spends a few winter months in Surprise, Arizona to enjoy his hobby. At 86, Mo just might be the most senior jet pilot in the world!
From: Terry Nitsch
From: Terry Nitsch
Patty, 3rd National championship with the E-MiG. This year's event was held at a new grass site and the aircraft performed wonderfully! Thanks for the great product!
From: Paul Zurawski
This is the BVM MiG15 I bought from another jet pilot several years ago. This MiG was the company demo plane flown in Top Gun 2005. Over the last several years I updated the servos, electronics and air system. I am using the BVM E-Brake system that works perfect. A Jet Central Rabbit powers the MiG, and guidance is with a JR 11X radio. I have flown it at the RC Club at WPAFB several times. This aircraft flies absolutely perfectly. This is now my favorite jet....maybe until I get the Thunderbird Bandit flying next spring.
From: Ron Engstrom
Bob, Patty, Dustin and Crew,
After about a 4 year build, I finally maidened my Turbine Mig-15 with the help of Jack Diaz. He is an incredible asset. A little up trim and flew like it was on rails. Great kit....
From: Sean McHale
Harold asked that I email you this photo of him with his deserving best electric award for his MiG. He charged and flew non-stop all weekend with a number of BVM jets no matter what the weather. Great stuff!
Bob and Patty,
Two for two at the NATS with the E-MiG. The 14S “Niner” performed flawlessly and the power was very beneficial in the windy conditions. The event was extremely competitive and it was an honor to win one for the “Home Team”. Big thanks to BVM, Horizon, and Thunder Power for the support and great products.
Terry and Sheila Nitsch
NOTE: This is the 2nd year in a row that Terry won the NATS Scale Event with his BVM E MiG
Terry Nitsch and his BVM
MiG-15 after winning the Pilot's Choice Award at Fan-Fair 2014.
I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks to the team that created and supports the MiG. I purchased a half-build AFS MiG last spring and finished it up in the Red Bull livery. I'm happy to say the plane flies extremely well and has great presence in the air.
It's powered by a JetCat P-120SX (we need a little extra power with the high density altitude in Vegas), a JR 1222 Power Safe rx, and is outfitted with JR servos.
A special thanks to my buddy Dave Bottita who was an immense help with the paint. He's pictured on the right in the dry lake bed photo (the maiden flight).
I recently packed the plane up in a Jet Case and took it to Mississippi Afterburner with me. Unfortunately the weather was terrible the first few days, but on Saturday I was able to put eleven flights on the jet... not too many manufactures can claim their planes will consistently fly that many times with just fuel, air, and radio battery charge(s)... thank you guys!
Last weekend I maiden the MIG-15. It just needed a few clicks of left and a few clicks of up elevator. The EVF-3-12 performed flawlessly and I was flying most of the flight on half throttle…
Even though the MIG has functional "speed boards", I did not use them to slow the jet for landing. Greg Fullington did an excellent job in assembling and Ron Derhacopian did an immaculate job on the "Speed Board" cut-out and mechanism…
Thank you for all your help… Look forward to my next BVM Jets
This beautiful EVF ~3~ 12S powered MiG-15 ARF was assembled and geared up by Harold and James Little of Marshville, North Carolina. Dustin assisted with the first flights at the R.C.A.C.F. facility in February 2012. Perfect results of course!
From: Shani Studnik
Dear Patty and Bob
Just wanted to drop a quick note about our first BVM MiG 15. We bought it from Zenon in Cypress. We test flew it today and after 8 flights we both agree its a great flying jet!!!
Here are some in flight pictures of my early MiG-15. Jon Barnes is the photographer and he did an amazing job.
Marcos Liu said that everything went perfectly with the first flights on his MiG-15 with BVM EVF ~3~ 12S power. BVM Rep, Greg Fullington assisted.
From: Zenon Pierides
I wanted to share with you these recent pictures that were taken with me flying my Mig15 which was purchased from you 2005 and built then by me. You already have some pictures of my Mig15 when it was finished at 2005 in your hotshots, but these are better! As you can see it's still flying and also gets all the attention on the ground and in the air. It's painted with Metal Kote II. It's powered with a Jet Cat P120 all JR servos and 12x receiver with JR 550 Gyro! I also want to wish you and BVM a "Happy New Year"!!!
From: Justin Sands
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:31 PM
Subject: Hey there!
See you soon!
Alex DuPuy of the Dominican Republic powers his AFS MiG-15 with a JetCat P-70 turbine. Alex is enjoying the way the MiG grooves in flight and this model was built by David Schwantz.
Woody Hopler of Hawaii sent in these photos from his test flights with his P-60 powered MiG-15. Woody said the MiG flew exactly as advertised and was setup per the plans. The JetCat P-60 provides scale performance and is very economical with 3.0 Liters of fuel on board. Photos by Eric Wu.
The history of this MiG-15 with American Insignias:
A North Korean fighter pilot named Lt. Kum Sok No flew his MiG-15 across the border to South Korea to land at Kimpo Air Base. His effort was to escape the oppression of communism. After his daring flight, he learned that he would receive a $100,000.00 reward from the U.S. government.
Lt. No resides in the USA and has worked in our Aerospace industry.
The U.S. Air Force used the MiG in many flight tests to evaluate it against our Sabre jet. U.S. pilots including Chuck Yeager flew the MiG and were impressed by its superior climb, rapid acceleration and high altitude capability.
According to our source "Planes of Fame", the U.S. pilots still preferred the F-86.
Lee DeMary of Denver, Colorado has been enjoying his MiG-15 for many years and recently sent in these photo's. The paint scheme was done in honor of Jack Whilhites MIG-17. Jack still flies his MIG at airshows, and for "you pay the fuel" local rides (in Colorado).
Mark Hinton is the proud owner of this MiG-15 from England and recently won a few awards at a local scale meet, including best cockpit. He relayed to us that the BVM MiG-15 is a true joy to fly.
Sam Snyder from Tyler, Texas created the most scale MiG-15 yet. Cockpit and speed brake detail are just part of the story. This MiG deserves very close inspection if you get the opportunity at a future jet event.
Darryl Tarr from the UAE acquired this beautiful MiG-15 through the turn key jets section of our website. The model was built by Conrad Gallegos and uses a RAM 750R for power. Darryl uses his JR 10X in all of his aircraft.