Johanna and Jonathan Smith show
their feelings of joy after the maiden flight on this BVM Ultra
From: Mark Woodland
Hi Patty & Bob
I would like to let you know my Ultra Bandit has flown this week. BVM Rep Joe Rafalowski completed the build and maiden flights. Joe has done an amazing job on the project and I am overwhelmed at his incredible talents. I really appreciate all the time and help Joe has given, he really is a great Rep to have on the team.
I would also like to Thank You all at BVM for supplying a fantastic product.
I did 3 flights today on my new Ultra Bandit with JetCat P220Rxi. The paint looks amazing in flight. Congratulation for this Formula One Jet.
BVM Jets is well represented in El Salvador by Jimmy Safie and sons flying an Ultra Bandit, Cougar, L-39, and the F16.
From: Jimmy Safie
Patty / Bob,
Team BVM! What a great plane! Maiden was a great experience! Perfect flying from flight 1!
Dear Patty and Bob!
Thanks for a great reliable products and awesome support.
From: Angel Chazaro
Hi Patty and Bob I found this photo from Florida Jets where my daughter Regina is taking care of your Ultra Bandit. Hope you like it.
Another proud Ultra Bandit owner is Franco DiMauro, proprietor of the House of Power Hobbies in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
The Wing Tanks add to the ground and airborne appearance.
From: Shannon Guidry
Just wanted to share a few pictures of my awesome Ultra Bandit.
Jon Stotz has a new Ultra Bandit in the latest HiViz Aggressor scheme. It is equipped with BVM's all electric landing gear and EBrake V-2. No air systems required. Jon's words "It's Amazing"!
Mike Sarysz likes Ultra Bandits so much, he has two of them. This Red/White/Black/Aluminum scheme is a favorite. Mike's attention to the inside finish adds to its appeal.
Lot's of moral support from 2 year old Gweyn, helped Dave Malchione Jr. win the very prestigious First In Flight "Right Stuff" award. Dave flew 7 different Malchione family owned jets including this Skymaster Master Hawk and BVM Ultra Bandit.
One of the other 5 models Dave flew was this Skymaster F-104G.
From: Angel Chazaro
Hello Patty and Bob,
We had the pleasure to fly together Javier Ulloa with his Ultra Bandit and myself with my Bandit MKII this weekend at the Mexican Air force Base in Guadalajara Mexico on the 100th anniversary for the Mexican Air Force. We enjoy both models and we made a show for more that 27,000 people.
From: David Soufer
I’ve been flying the Hi Viz Ultra Bandit lately and its such a pleasure… I have attached couple of pictures for you…
I'm not sure if Patty informed you but now my Bandit fleet is complete… I have now TWO Ultra Bandits, ONE Super Bandit, THREE Bandit MKII, and an eBandit.. All ready to go with engines…
Look forward to the new product built locally at your facility….
Also wanted to let you know how professional your staff at the office are Pat, Patty and Heather… Always a pleasure talking to them…
Look forward to seeing you again at Top Gun…
Have A great weekend.. And Thank you for your products
From: Jacobo Sevilla
From: Jacobo Sevilla
From: David Soufer
I wanted to share with you that after 6 years of being tucked away on a shelf, I finally found the time to finish a few projects I’ve had laying around. I was able to get this accomplished with help from Joe Rafalowski. I’ve been taking heat from Joe for years now about not having this done, so after Super Jet South, Joe said "You’re coming to my house, my paint booth is clean and were going to paint these planes." I said ok and a few late nights later and with Joe somewhat unwillingly letting me use him as a human paint stand… here is the end result, Thanks Joe. The Ultra Bandit is outfitted with a Jetcat P-180 RX with the new Hi-flow fuel system and JR high voltage servos. The Electra is outfitted per BVM specs with a few additions. Joe decided to add gear doors and all internal linkages which resulted in a super clean finish. The Planes have exceeded my expectation of what a BVM quality kit means! A big THANKS to Bob and everyone at BVM.
I have attached a Picture of my new Ultra Bandit. Needless to say how happy I am with the plane.
From: "David Soufer"
Wanted to share a few pictures of the ultra bandit with you. This is the best flying, stable jet I have ever owned. Looking forward to my second ultra bandit.
From: David Soufer
I maiden the Ultra Bandit yesterday… what a fantastic jet. Ronny Derhacopian did a beautiful job on the cockpit and the assembly. The Ultra Bandit is equipped with a Jetcat P-300RX (of course de tuned!!!) and all JR 8911HV servos. It needed a few clicks up elevator and one click left and it was flying beautifully. It flew so nice I’m thinking of ordering another Ultra Bandit.. The tough decision is which color scheme…
Another excellent product by BVM… thank you for all your help…
From: Shani Studnik
In its 6th season, my UB is still as smooth as silk!!
From: Luiz Fernando F Pires
My Bandit and Ultra Bandit are the best jets!
Luiz Fernando F Pires
From: Kirk Jensen
Thought I would send a couple pics of the new planes. Put the first flight on the Ultra last weekend, and the Electra has about 20 flights on it. As usual they both are great! The Ultra has a P200SX, and both are flying with JR DMSS 2.4 with telemetry.
From: Jason Fletcher
Please find attached a couple of pics of my P200SX powered Ultra Bandit which was test flown on the 20th of Jan 2014. The test flight went without a hitch and there were a few comments from other pilots present that "BVM stuff just works, doesn't it" So true. There has been some positive comments on the color scheme too.
Justin Sands from Columbia Falls, Montana is justly proud of his BVM Ultra Bandit in the ThunderBird scheme. Justin is an expert craftsman and pilot. This Ultra Bandit is powered by a JetCat P-200.
We are Javier Ulloa, Juan Ramon and me, with Javier's Ultra Bandit and my Maverick
Just wanted to share with all BVM staff that I maiden my UB. After having a couple of Bandits ARF and one Super Bandit, all I can tell you this one is by far the greatest plane I have ever owned and fly! Simply incredible flying characteristics and at the same time easy to fly and see. Sincerely I want to congratulate BVM for such a terrific design and thank you guys for all the support for making this possible. I installed the very reliable Mexican turbine a Mammoth and all Futaba Servos guided by a Futaba 18MZ. I decided to put a Powerbox and the Igyro.
Looking forward to fly it a lot more in the coming weeks as I am really enjoying it!
Eric Conrad, Misha Conrad, and Pablo Fernandez pose with a BVM Ultra Bandit and KingCat.
I just wanted to forward you some pictures along with letting you know how pleased Eric Conrad is with the BVM products, Elite Aerosports turnkey service, and flight training. Eric has been able to progress from never flying a jet, to successfully flying and landing in less than a week and a half. The BVM products and Elite Aerosports services have really proven how valuable they are to jet modeling. Keep an eye out at the shows, Eric is an outstanding pilot and person.
Here's what we love to do on a beautiful Friday morning in S Florida...fly the #1 SportJet in the market, The Ultra Bandit. Mine is starting its 6th season and still flying like its brand new. From left to right is me, Mike Sarysz, and new UB owner Carlos Tschen. Mike did the trim flight today, and by the smiles you know all went well. Plenty of jet fuel burning on all of our UB. Thanks
Dear Team BVM,
Here is a picture of my Ultra Bandit. It has been painted by the master himself, Ralf Schneider of Tailor Made Decals. He came to India last week and painted this plane for me in chrome finish. The plane is so amazing and makes me look like a much better pilot than I really am. Its powered with an AMT Netherlands Olympus HP ES and Powerbox SRS technology. I want to thank Harley Condra for his technical support during the build of this airplane. I think I will always own a UB.
Just wanted to thank you and BVM team for this amazing plane. I am really enjoying my new Ultra Bandit and believe me that this is the very best plane I have owned and fly. Our Local builder Juan Carlos de la Parra made a great job putting it together and the maiden went just perfect with almost no trim changes.
My UB is powered by a Jet Central Mammoth that is more than the power needed even though we fly at 8000ft, it is guided with the new Futaba 18MZ and JR servos all around. After this plane I am most sure what will follow that can really be above an Ultra Bandit.
Hi Bob and Patty,
Sending pictures of new paint job on my Ultra Bandit. My friend Paul did a fantastic paint job. I came up with the scheme to support American made products. American made Beer with an American made jet. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
The Extremes of
Bret Becker spent a few days with the BVM gang during his transfer from Medical Intern rotations between Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California. A doctor that can also design, prototype, build production tools, and fly jets is an interesting and admirable combination of talents and passions. Bret got some Pilot-Link time on the Ultra Bandit while I got a little stick time on his Electrolyte. December is a fun time in Central Florida. The BVM gang has a jet together at least once, sometimes twice a week. We were all glad that Bret could join us.
Hi Patty, we had an excellent Sunday at our field , with the arriving of Fernandoâ€™s Ultra , now Culiacanâ€™s BITACHES R/C Club bases 3 beautiful Ultra Bandits. Here you can see us, proud pilots, Paul, Fernando, and myself (old Camo Ultra) . My regards to your Mom and Bob, and I hope to see you soon.
From: James McAlpine
As promised, here are a few pictures of my Ultra Bandit. The final finishing and painting was done by Steve Elias to his usual high standard. It is powered by an EvoJet 180vx and controlled by a Futaba 18MZ, along with a Powerbox Cockpit SRS system. Final weight is 17.6 Kgs (39 Lbs). I am looking forward to flying it soon. Thanks for all your help during the build.
Thought I would send you a couple of shots of my Ultra Bandit. P200SX, BVM UB Performance Pack. I loooove how she flies!!! Notice on landing I added a little CROW to the ailerons. She comes in at 30-40 MPH at most with this setup. Once she lands, she sticks to the runway. Couldn't be happier! :)
Thanks for everything!Shazam S. Kianpour, Esq.
Hey Patty and Heather,
Ali and myself with my new Ultra Bandit .This is a very Impressive kit and a builders dream to assemble. Ali put the maiden flight on her , a few clicks of up elevator and the rest was history. Between us we put a dozen flights on her in 3 days with no issues. Set up is with a JR 12X all JR HV servo's , JR R1222 Receiver and the Jet Central Mammoth Kero start. This combo with the engineering of the Ultra Bandit makes for a very EXTRAORDINARY flying aircraft. WELL DONE BVM TEAM !!!
From: Jörg Schlüter
Hi Patty, here some pictures from my Ultra Bandit, maybe some for your "Hotshots Gallery".
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / best regards
Sending picture of myself and Rob with both Ultra Bandits ready to enjoy Markham Park. It was fun having two Ultras in the sky at same time. By far the best flying sport jet.
Ramon Lozano Yuste
in your factory everything is fine and you had all great X-Mas!
Attached find 2 pictures of me and my son flying our BVM Jets.
Dear Heather, Patty, and the rest of the BVM Team,
I finally flew my Ultra Bandit. This was the nicest kit that I ever worked on. Everything fit perfectly, and the instructions were superb. Thank you for all of your help and advice along the way. I must also mention that Ad Clark, one of your Factory Representatives, was instrumental in the ultimate success of the project. The aircraft is set up with a JR 12X, and a JetCat P-200 SX. Everything works flawlessly, and the first few flights have gone without incident. The "Lasse Palm" color scheme shows up really well in the Texas sky. This airplane flies big, and it flies great! I cannot wait to fly it again.
I have attached a picture of the Ultra Bandit, myself, and Blizzard Beach, Chief Mechanic.
I flew the Ultra yesterday from our 700ft grass runway. I can’t even begin to explain how well the plane flies! I seemed to groove with it straight away and it gives the pilot a lot of confidence. The stock flap set up is excellent and allows you to be very accurate with where you want to put it down. The only down side was I totally underestimated how much fuel the P200 eats, so I only managed (3) 11 minute flights with 5 gallons of Jet A!
My friend Phil Factor built the plane for me while I was in the UK for 6 weeks with work. He did and absolutely stunning job, kept everything simple giving a dry all up weight of 18.5kg! Very impressive for an aircraft this size.
Note: Joe is hosting the "Best In The West" Jet Fly September 29 - October 2nd. Click here for the website
Jose Rodriguez seems very pleased with his "Pilots Choice" Ultra Bandit at the Austin, Texas jet meet 2011.
Proud Of Their Work
The Ultra Bandit is 100%
manufactured in our WinterSprings, Fl. factory and these gentlemen
are justly proud. They know that the Ultra's reputation for
being the "Best in the World" is the result of their talents and
For all of the Ultra Bandit schemes click here
From: Julio Cesar D' Agostini
I'm sending the first flight
photos of my Ultra Bandit, Heraldo and I bought the planes
together do you remember? I made the
From: "Heraldo Boldrin"
Paul Uriarte really likes his BVM Ultra Bandit and its JetCentral Mammoth powerplant. Paul lives in Culiancan Sinaloa, Mexico
From: Ary Figueira
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 7:39 PM
Subject: Ultra Bandit
See this picture of Ultra Bandit in the meeting "1º FigueiraJet" in Manaus, Brasil.
From: Al's Hobbies Jet Centre
From: Kirk Jensen
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 10:47 AM
Subject: ultra maiden
I maidened the Ultra Bandit this weekend. All went well and it fly’s like a rock solid dream. It took 3 clicks of up trim. I went with a single place cockpit and used left over parts from a Bobcat to finish off the rear hole. This is the first time I have used a 100% high voltage system powered by 2S JR LiPo’s and no regulators. All the servos are the JR 8711HV “high voltage” servos. It also has the full EagleTree system onboard.
Dear Bob and Patty: Included are pictures of Joel and I during the recent Mississippi Afterburners event. Both jets are fantastic birds. Hope you like them for your website pictures. Regards; Jose E Rodriguez
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 5:04 PM
Couple of pictures of Jason Fletcher's Ultra Bandit taken at our JMA event over the Easter weekend
From: Darryl Tarr
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 8:32 AM
Subject: BVM Jet in Dubai
Last week Greg McCarthy, Lee Cox, and myself got together to fly some of our BVM models at the Dubai RC Club (see photo). There is an estimated 20 BVM jets flying in Dubai. This means that BVM dominates approximately 33% of the jet scene here.Regards to all there.
From: Caravanland sales
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:58 AM
Subject: Jason fletchers Ultra
Thought you might like a couple of pics of my Ultra Bandit for your site. It's powered very well by an Olympus.
Engineered for Success
Patty, it was very nice to speak with
you today, and to know that every body is doing well at BVM. The
only sad thing, is that you can not sale me the F-16.
Here are some pictures of this past week's Windy City Jet Rally in St. Charles, Il. My Bandit and Ultra Bandit flew great. Thanks again.
From: Lasse Palm
Hello my friend!
Bob Jesse from Ellenburg Depot, NY spends his winters in Clearwater, Florida. This winter he absorbed some time assembling an Ultra Bandit and finished it just in time for test flights before his "snowbird" pass expired.
When you get the BVM Team to pre-flight the model and assist with the first flights, success is for certain. Bob's expert craftsmanship is apparent with the canopy hatch removed. The JetCat Speed Limiter was activated to harness the power of the P-200.
Leonard Smart from Plattsburg, NY will be applying the final finish and this "Ultra" should be appearing at some North East Jet Events this season.
From: Darryl Tarr
From: Shani Studnik
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:05 PM
Subject: Ultra Bandit
Dear Bob and Patty
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how satisfied I am with my new Ultra Bandit. I went out last weekend to fly the “Ultimate Jet.” It only took 3 clicks of up trim and it was flying straight and fast as a bullet! Once again Bob, congratulations on developing yet another AWESOME JET!!! The Ultra Bandit performs like my F100 on steroids. Its amazing how well it slows down for landings. The Lemans Blue color scheme is very visible in the air. I’m using a Jetcat P-180 for power. I had Tom Woods do the rigging and installation for me. Thanks again.
Dr Shani Studnik
Ed brought his family with him to visit BVM and to get his "Ultra" checked out and test flown. Dustin did the test hop and then coached Ed during numerous successful flights at the RCACF "Jet Friendly" club field.
Monday, July 21, 2008 7:31 PM
Here is a nice note from Kelly's parents
Dear Bob, Dustin, Patty and everyone,
We've attached some photos for your scrap book or web site. Thanks again, Chuck and Karen Edwards
This is Lars Palm, BVM's dealer in Sweden, with some of his BVM Jets. Lars has added a few extra's to his Ultra. Check out the ProMark transfers, chrome leading edges, and lights. Thrust is provided by an AMT Netherlands Olympus. His Classic Bandit has logged 250 flights. Great looking paint lines!
Lars can be reached at: email@example.com
Today I put the first flight on the Ultra Bandit, here in Brazil. This is the fastest and most precise airplane I have ever flown. Congratulations for having created this wonderful machine.
Keith Sievers sent along a few photos of the first flying session with his Ultra Bandit. His comments are:
"It was the best flying model off the bench that I have ever built. I am looking forward to more stick time! Thanks again, Keith."
We call this scheme "Navy Trainer". It was Keith's concept for a very visible model. And why not? It works for the Navy.
From: Vernon Montgomery
To let you know, I test flew the Ultra and am very happy. No surprises and was comfortable like an old friend after the first trim pass. Has the JetCat P180. Just played the first flight checking out visual orientation and slow speed characteristics. It's BIG, easy to see for old man eyes and slow speed is just what I hoped for...SLOW and stable. It will be rung out over the next few days. Thanks for another great design. It is a happy addition to the other winner BVM planes in the Montgomery stable.
Long time Customer
Ron Long, from Scottsdale, Arizona, now owns and flies one of the very first Ultra Bandits. It was built and painted by Terry Nitsch and won Best Jet and Finish awards at Toledo '06. Seen here at the Phoenix Desert Storm.
Hi Bob, I thought I would let you know that I'm having fun with the Ultra Bandit here in Dubai. This is one that was custom built for Ali at Als Hobbies in the UK. Thanks Bob for a great performing aircraft! Also, thanks to Ali for his support.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
BVM Distributor Middle East
Simon To (Hong Kong) is very pleased with his Ultra Bandit. The paints were provided by Lamborghini cars with their pearl affect. Simon has a straight fin on order and will compare flight characteristics of both.
From: Jacobo Sevilla
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 8:46 PM
Subject: Ultra Bandit
Hi Patty, how are you, I feel great. I want you to please tell your father, that this is the best of the best of any other aircraft I ever flown. It makes me feel like a great pilot, because it fly's so well, and so easy, and with the combination of engine I have , this is FANTASTIC, all the power you want any time.
Well , I did 3 flights on Sunday, 11 minutes each one, and I have the hopper tank completely full, I tell you, 11 minutes is a lot of time with such a nice flying machine.
Any way, thank you very much to all of you at BVM, but a very special mention to Mr. SuperDesignModelJets, Bob Violett.
Jim Jensen of Edina, Minnesota is thrilled with the performance and easy operation of his Ultra Bandit. Jim uses an AMT Netherlands Olympus HP.
Dee Miller of Lakeland, Florida flew his #2 scheme Ultra Bandit at the Georgia Jets field with the help of BVM Rep Joe Rafalowski.
Ali Machinchy of Al's Hobbies in England owns this orange, white, and blue Ultra Bandit that is powered by an AMT Netherlands Olympus HP engine. Look for it at many of the jet events throughout Europe as Ali attends many events throughout the year.