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|Maiden day for the BVM Jets 1/5th
F16 went fantastic. Just 2-3 clicks of trim.... It was a
little too blustery to add all of the ordinance but
that'll be soon. The K260 is more than enough thrust.
|Good Afternoon Heather,
Last week, my local full scale airport had the
opportunity to host a field trip for a day care center
to come and learn about aviation. I pulled out a couple
of the airplanes on the field as well as put up a
demonstration with my F-16. It performed flawless as
always! I think the kids, who were aged 6-12, enjoyed my
demonstration more than getting into one of our full
A couple days later, I also had the opportunity to fly
at the South Bend International Airport for the 2nd year
to demonstrate model airplanes. Once again, the crowd
went wild. Approximately 1,200 people came out to watch.
I had lots of questions form little kids all the way to
their parents. A couple people asked about BVM as well!
I recruited one of my students that I am teaching to fly
full scale to help with both of the events. This was
Lauren’s first time spotting for me as well and she did
great! She also learned a lot about how a jet works and
how to prepare it for a flight. I couldn’t have done
either without her!
Wanted to share a few photos from Jets Over Kentucky of
the 1/5 F-16 I bought from BVM. This Black Panther color
scheme turned out really great, happy the factory could
make this paint livery a reality! The paint details they
included to the tail are very impressive. It got a lot
of positive comments at Jets Over Kentucky. Really
pleased with how the plane is flying and quality so far.
The Kingtech 260g4+ I bought from you has been a good
match with power and reliability.
Photos were taken by Rege Hall and Jacob Rutledge.
Juan Vidal from
Puerto Rico is all smiles after the maiden with his new
BVM F-16 1:5 in the Venom scheme. This F-16 is powered
by a KingTech KT-235 G4 and a Spectrum radio.
I wanted to share with you some pictures from this past
weekend. I was asked if I could do a R/C demonstration
at a full scale airshow in my hometown. I of course said
yes! The 1/5 F-16 was a crowd pleaser! I think they
enjoyed seeing that fly more than the WWII warbirds and
aerobatic performers! I answered many questions about
This particular airshow was special to me as well
because this is the first airshow I participated in with
my family’s full scale T-6 Texan. The crowd was very
impressed with my flying for our full scale formation
flight as well as my demonstration. Here are the two
airplanes I flew this weekend as well as some pictures
of our formation flying.
|The second F-16 1/5 Flies !
Patty, here are some pictures of the new BVM F-16 1/5
scale in the Danish Scheme. Another Winner!
As usual, my son Ricardo got some stick time with it!
This one is in FL for now and Marvin Alvarez did an
outstanding job helping us get it ready. As usual, the
interior turbine cover shows his uniqueness!
Thank the BVM team for the continual support of our
spectacular hobby for the last 30 years !! You guys ROCK
San Juan Puerto Rico
Happy New Year
🎆. What an impressive machine, it flies so good
that you will regret not having one!
*Jeti 16Ch G2 radio, Jets-Munt 250, Smooth
Flight 16 and Pulse Batteries.
From Puerto Rico
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:05 AM
To: Patty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: SARYSZ - F-16 VIPER MAIDEN COMPLETE
Just wanted to
update you! The maiden of my Fantasy Belgium Scheme 1/5
Scale F-16 was flawless. It flew like it was the 10th
flight, not a typical maiden. The rates and CG were
perfect as specified from the manual. I have mine
powered by the AMT Olympus HP turbine, guided by a
Spektrum DX20 with a cortex pro for stability.
All else stock
included with the PNP. It is an amazing flying jet and I
am so proud to be flying it!
Thank you again!
|Patty, Rob, and Heather,
Here’s a pic of my 1/5 F-16. It has a Swiwin 240 for
power, and is guided by an IX20SE. I absolutely love the
airplane. It is by far, the best flying scale airplane I
have ever owned. Thank you so much for offering such
world class airplanes, and providing some of the best
support in the business! I’m grateful.
|From: SETH BROWN
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2022 9:46 PM
To: Patty <email@example.com>
Subject: F-16 maiden
I finally got to fly my 1/5 F-16 project I have been
working on. Flew perfect with no trim needed! Look
forward to flying it at KY.
Dave Davis from Sarasota, Florida with his
new 1:5 F-16.
Kelly Rohrbach from Montana with his new 1:5
F-16. He is using a JR28X for a solid link, the "BEAST" Swiwin
300 for power and a Cortex Pro to smooth out the bumpy air.
Kelly says "Airplane Flies Amazing!!!! We logged 12 flights at
the Tucson Jets event including the maiden!".
Bruce Pennington from North Dakota recently
visited BVM to take delivery of his new F-16 1:5 scale.
He is very happy with the scheme and can't
wait to maiden it at Florida Jets 2022.
Chris Zonio with his BVM F-16 1:5 scale is
ThunderBird's approved at the Greater Binghamton Airshow.
2021 Greater Binghamton Airshow - Chris Zonio's Thunderbird F-16
|From: Scott Yow
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2021 11:16 AM
To: Rob Lynch; Patty
Subject: Warbirds over Roseville event
A win for BVM ;)
Took the 1/5 scale F-16 to the Warbirds over
Roseville event this weekend.. 1/5 F-16 took first
Andre Torres had spent time helping put additional
detail, weathering streaks, etc which made all of
the small details, rivets, etc pop.. it was well
Aircraft flew amazing! Many thanks for all the hard
work which goes into these amazing models you
Tyson Dodd from LDU Aerosports in Australia
is very happy with his BVM F-16 1:5 in the Venom scheme.
Juan Vidal from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico with
his F-16 1:5 scale Venom scheme.
I maiden the F16 1:5 yesterday .. amazing jet .. all
David Murray from St. Charles, IL with his
David says; "One F-16... Good Two...
Better... Three..... Priceless!"
Brian Blois with
his F-16 1:5 scale. This model is powered by an EvoJet
220neo which flies the airplane perfectly
while keeping the airframe as light as possible. Guided
SpektrumRC equipment, DX20, AS300 AS3X
flight stabilization, AR20310T Powersafe RX and Smart RX
and Turbine batteries.
Hi Heather and Patty,
Here is a picture of my Dark Falcon F-16 1:5 Scale. It has 10
flights now and the more I fly it, the more I love it. It flies
like a well trimmed Pattern model.
Congratulations to Franco Di Maurio for
getting it done two years in row.
1st place Xclass at Top Gun 18 and 19 with
these BVM 1/5th F16s.
Eduardo Esteves with his BVM F-16 1:5 scale
Texas Retro Thunderbolt scheme.
Guided with a Jeti radio and powered by KingTech.
Big thanks to BVM and the West Coast “Jet Mafia” with
helping 13 year old Tyler Pandis get his incredible BVM
F-16 maidened today. Special thanks to Doug Anderson and
Russel Stift for helping the next generation discover
the passion for flight.
Just wanted to let you know that I was able to finish and fly
the F-16 1:5 scale. Fantastic flying plane. Very happy with it.
Thanks for all of the help!
(L-R) Federico, Jose, Jimmy, Bessie, and Jimmy Jr. Safie
Hello BVM Guys and Girls,
I wanted to share this family photo from
Saturday. The BVM F-16 1:5 was maidened and everything is perfect!
Thanks for this super model! Everybody loved the scheme and the
flying characteristics are impressive! The BVM F-16 1:5 is
powered by a JetCentral Mammoth SE with a Spektrum radio and a Cortex
Brad Hughes and his new 1:5 PNP F-16 sporting
the Portuguese Armed Forces scheme. EvoJet 220 for power and
guided by a Spektrum radio.
Hi Patty, had a great time performing as a
headliner at the Binghamton Airshow with my 1/5 scale F-16. The
picture is myself on the right, my copilot Bryan Gembusia, and
the Army Golden Knights.
Andy Andrew from Little Rock,
Arkansas sent in this great photo of his BVM F-16 1:5 PNP in the
General Dynamics scheme. The F-16 is powered by a KingTech
310 with Spektrum guidance.
This past weekend Ilopango International Airshow 2018 was held
in El Salvador for the 22nd consecutive year. This is an
international full scale airplane show where even the
Thunderbirds performed once in the past.
This year I was invited to perform and I participated with my
trusty BVM 1:5th F16 in Thunderbirds’ scheme.
I performed 6 times during the show, on two consecutive days
with full capacity of spectators and it was a real success.
By the way it flew and the routine performed, many people
thought that it was the full scale.
I was very honored to receive a recognition for my participation
and extremely happy that it was with my beautiful F16, it was a
pleasure as always to fly it.
A Brilliant F-16
Louis Wellen's latest project is this BVM PNP
1/5th scale F-16 in the "Singapore Knights" scheme. It is
powered by an EVOJet-220 and guided by a Spektrum 18X radio.
Louis, who lives in Orlando, Fl. is enjoying a day of practice
for the upcoming Florida Jets and Top Gun events.
promotes, and sells a line of super high quality eyewear
Many of the "Area
51" pilots can vouch for the quality and service that
From: Ritch Holt
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:41 PM
Subject: 1/5 scale F16 PNP
picture of Sal DiFloria with his 1/5 scale Edwards scheme and my 1/5
scale Israel scheme F16's at Markham Park. Amazing flying jets. Keep
up the great work.
From: Joe Westrich
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:05 AM
Subject: Maiden done on 1/5 F-16
Hey guys just wanted to
let you know the maiden flight on my 1/5 F-16 went perfectly. I
followed the instructions and addendum to the letter and had zero
issues. 3 flights and got it dialed in. The landing and roll out
is only about 200ft. Thanks to the support network..... Greg
Arnette, Tim Redelman and Rob. Got all the info I needed.
From: Zonio, Chris
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:57 PM
Subject: F-16 Pictures
Here are some great pictures taken from one of our club members
during our annual fun fly event at Chenango Bridge airport,
located in upstate NY.
The BVM F-16 is a show stopper and is absolutely a joy to fly!
The scale detail to realism, and size brings a “presence” while
in the air.
Thanks to you and your team for the great support.
All my best,
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 1:34 PM
To: Patty Generali; BVM
Subject: F16 Texas ANG 1:5
Patty / Bob / Rob / Kirby,
wanted to share with you my experience of maiden Flight on
Saturday. Great Plane, 3 clicks of up trim is all it needed! What
a Wonderful product! Thanks for all the support!
Jet Central Mammouth, Spektrum DX18, 3e Gyro. Great Combination.
Got in 3 Flights, 6 Minutes each and the forward tank full, could
easily get 1.5 more minutes.
From: Jeff Stubbs
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 8:47 AM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: Cool picture
Here is a really cool picture I took Saturday at a war bird fly in
of the BVM PNP F-16.
To: Patty and Bob
From: Terry Nitsch
Subject: Toledo Winner
Had a great time
at Toledo winning the Jet Class with the new 1/5th scale
F-16! I always like doing my own thing on any of these ARFs so I end
up with an aircraft a bit different than the standard variety. This
one was no exception.
was looking for a paint scheme that was colorful but still rather
military looking. This Tuskegee version from the Louisiana reserve
unit fit the bill perfectly. I ordered the aircraft in a basic grey
color and did my own paint job. I used PPG automotive paints for the
project Such as DBC basecoat and Concept DCC single Stage paint for
the Red areas. I also found a new flat clearcoat for most the model
called “Flexed “N” Flat” DCU2060. It worked perfectly, and I would
highly recommend this for flat paint schemes.
aircraft is powered with the King Tec K210 and based on what I have
heard, should fly great. Really looking forward to competing with
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:21 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: BVM F16 PNP 1/5
It was a real pleasure to finally
met you at Florida Jets 2017. Also it was great to met Heather as
well. You make me feel really special and like part of BVM’s family.
I would like to take this
opportunity to share with you photos of the maiden day of my BVM F16
PNP 1/5, Aggressor Alaska paint scheme. Just like the 1/6’s that I
have (two), this one flies amazing.
From: Joel Wilson
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2017 12:01 PM
Subject: Mall show
Patty, thank you for getting the F-16 1:5
scale to Iowa. I went to Des Moines and picked up the boxes and
drove to the ORCF mall show and within 15 mins had it out of the box
and on display. Everyone was blown away from the size, but more
about the empirical Quality of the airplane itself straight out of
the box. Many commented that it was a Top Gun finish airplane, so
once again thank you for you making me look good !!!
Thanks Joel A Wilson
Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: BVM F-16 1:5 PNP
Hi Heather, I've been
thinking how I would describe owning/flying the large PNP F16 and
not duplicating the others. So here's my response. "With minimal
assembly time and thrilling flight performance the BVM PNP F16 is
| Ritchie Holt is quite
pleased with his "Edwards Chase Plane" scheme BVM PNP
1/5th scale F-16. What little assembly that is required
was accomplished by Rob Lynch. The model is powered by a
JetCentral Mammoth, guided by a Spektrum 18X, and is gyro
stabilized by a Cortex. A few very minor control travels
were adjusted to suit Ritchie's "style". Look for it at
Georgia Jets 22-25 September 2016.
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