|From: Marshal Emmendorfer
Sent: 10/4/19 4:09 AM
This is my F-4. It just started it’s 16 year. It has
( thanks to Steve Pully ) 180 flights on it. No
crashes just 1 hard landing as the owner forgot to
refuel it. Even with just an old Jet Cat P-120 it is
a rocket ship that never fails to impress me.
From: Marshal Emmendorfer
Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 11:49 AM
Subject: Blast From The Past
Steve Pully and I attended the Monroe Michigan jet meet. Yes,
Steve does show up once in a while if I promise to let him fly
the F-4 (165 flights now 14 years old). You can count my stick
time on it in seconds. That's ok I still enjoy seeing it fly
even if I have to get someone else to fly it. The F-4 was the
most impressive plane there.
This is my early Turbine Electra. I decided to fly it again this last weekend. Not only
does it fly good for me but it is my go to plane now. This plane
has to be 10 or 12 years old.
From: Dave Evans
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:24 PM
Subject: Phantom hot shots
The Blue Angel Phantom was built by Bags and is currently being
flown by my buddy Greg Thomas here in Vegas. He’s been a modeler
for 40yrs and had two planes on his bucket list, a BV Phantom
and CARF Corsair. He now has both and both live up to the high
standards he set.
The Edwards scheme was built by Craig Gottschang twenty years
ago for ICDF and was subsequently converted to turbine.
Two models that have 35 yrs together still flying...must be BVM.
From: Patrick Frost
Sent: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:09 PM
Subject: BVM F-4D finally finished!
Here are pictures of
my BVM F-4D Phantom I finally completed after purchasing in
2012! This is my 4th BV Phantom and my first “D” model. This
Phantom is modeled after General Dan Cherry’s Phantom #550 that
now resides at Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green, KY. I
was honored to have the by-pass cover autographed by General Dan
Cherry! He has since seen pictures and video of my Phantom in
action and he was extremely pleased. This F-4D is my most
accurate and detailed Phantom to date. It has panels of Flite
metal beneath the camo paint, with thousands of hand applied
rivets and mild weathering. It is equipped with every Detail 4
Scale option including; drogue chute, full lighting system,
detailed cockpits, releasable centerline tank, operational tail
hook, inboard and outboard pylons, Wing tanks, AIM 9 missiles,
AIM 7 sparrows, MKII 500lb bombs and more! It is powered with a
JetCat P-160RXi and flies superb! I’ve owned a lot of BVM Jets
and the Phantom is my favorite to fly.
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 4:02 PM
might like these. Still flying in its 17th season!
Editor Note: Light
angles and camera setting makes the yellow appear to be orange.
From: Jacobo Sevilla
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 8:23 PM
To: Patty Generali
Subject: BVM Phantom
Getting back home, after a
superb flight, my caller and brother is Dr. Lazaro Sevilla.
All the best,
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 3:56 PM
Hi Patty and Bob,
Maybe you saw this picture
from 12 O’Clock High. This is the new F-4 (to me) but it has
been around for a long time. David Hart takes great pictures.
One of my favorite BVM jet. Thanks for making such great jets.
Most recently flown at
Hamburg, Pa August 2013. After 18 years, it's still going
strong, must be a BVM.
Enclosed is a
picture of Steve and I and my F-4. Steve just logged the
100th flight on it. It did take us 8 years to get there.
Thanks for such a great kit.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:47 PM
Hi Bob and staff.
I just wanted to
send you a few pictures of my F 4. It is all your stuff and
powered by a Merlin 140. It weighs about two pounds more
than my composite Bandit. The tank colors are just to aid me
in seeing it until I get comfortable with its siluete. The
winter here finally let go and it was time to go fly.
best Rolf Oines, Norway
Ps enjoyed seeing you all
at Florida Jets.
From: "Patrick Frost"
To: "Patty Generali"
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 3:37 PM
Subject: My BVM F-4E
Here are pics of my
latest BVM F-4E Phantom that I recently
finished. I call it - Little Chris II. The Rhino
was originally built by John Redman many years
ago and I rigged it, primed it, Flite Metal'd
and painted it in a Vietnam era camo scheme. The
entire Phantom was covered in Flite Metal and
took around 6 months to apply. I was well worth
it and I had fun doing it. It's equipped with
digital JR servos, JR 1222 power box receiver,
JetCat TITAN SE and FROMECO batteries and
regulators. It has a Details 4 Scale full scale
lighting system, drogue chute, Extendable nose
strut, MKII 5500lb bombs, releasable
centerline tank, AIM 9 missiles, Pro-Mark
Graphics, detailed cockpit, LE stabilator slats,
40,000 burnished rivets and much more. Nothing
flies like a BV Phantom. This is my third
one since '04 and I have loved every one!
Patrick Frost 'Frosty'
From: Patrick Frost
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 11:32 PM
Subject: BVM F-4E
Jr. and Frosty pose for a pic with the BVM F-4E at Gateway
Fly-In 2011. This 13 yr old is already flying a Balsa
Bandit and it's getting good FAST!!! Keep an eye on this
superb pilot at your local Jet Event in the Midwest!
Ray Blair's BVM F-4 E was
finished in a Vietnam era camo scheme complete with the Shark's
mouth. Notice the extra effort on the canopies.
Photos by: Lin Moore
From: Reuben Malz
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 10:33 AM
My F4 pictures
Here are 2 pictures of my F4
I am very proud of this jet for
several reasons. First, it is my first scale project and I waited
for a truly superior model to warrant spending the time necessary to do
a good job. I have 5 children, and time is precious. I spent
the better part of a year building my F4. It is detailed according
to the F4 Tamiya kit. I painted it with Tamiya spray cans for the
base color and then a fine nozzle spray gun for the fine work. I
used Pro-mark graphics with at least 10,000 rivets. I can fly it
scale or just like my Super Bandit. I get a lot of compliments on
this jet. Fellow modelers have a lot of respect for this jet. I
have seen newer F4 entries come to market, but they fly like trainers.
My F4 looks, sounds and flies scale. What more could I want. I
also find it as much fun to fly as my Bandits. (And I have 3. – Balsa,
Super & ARF).
Steve Unze of San Anselmo, California test flew his new scaled out F-4 Phantom with JetCat P-120 power and all went as planned. Steve is doing the final detail work on it now and will be competing at Top Gun '07 with this beauty.
Top Gun '08 Results
This Jolly Rogers F-4
is owned by Rafael Herrera of Mexico, where he flies at 6,000 ft altitude. The
Phantom is powered with an Artes Rhino turbine and is very detailed thanks to
markings by Pro-Mark. Rafael equipped his F-4 with BVM's 600 gallon centerline
tank, 370 gallon wing tanks and AIM-7 missiles.
Stathis is enjoying his BVM F-4 Phantom with JetCat power in the United Arab
Emirates. Stathis flys his Phantom and Super Bandit at the recently completed
Dubai R/C airfield (40x300 meter runway).
Dr. Jose Rodriguez (right)
of Houston, TX is the proud owner of this beautiful F-4 Phantom, professionally
built by BVM Rep Phil Nuza (left). Jose chose to power
his Phantom with an Artes Jet "Eagle" turbine and says the performance
Ray Blair of Houston, Texas is serious about BVM F-4's. It's
easy to see when you look at his two detailed Phantoms. Both are powered by
JetCat P-120's and equipped with smoke systems, and an air-operated scale nose
strut that extends prior to takeoff.
David Soufer of Los Angeles, California had
Joe Grice build this beautiful Bicentennial F-4 Phantom. David is using an AMT
Pegasus with full auto-start for power.
Shalish Patel and his son Nil have enjoyed
there BVM Phantom for many years now. Currently Nil is flying the AMT Pegasus
powered F-4 in scale competitions, most recently he flew in the Scale Masters
in Dayton, Ohio (September 2003).
Simon To of Hong Kong is
enjoying his AMT AT-400 powered "Arkansas Traveller" Phantom. He tells us that
the performance is outstanding!
This super scale rendition of a BVM F-4E is the work of
Peter Weiss from Israel. Approximately 2,000 hours over a 2 year period was
devoted to the task of applying panel lines, rivets, insignia's (in Hebrew),
AIM-9 and Sparrow missiles, landing lights, antenna's and fully functional
lifting canopies. Peter uses a RAM 1000 for power set at 25lbs of
Moron of Caracus, Venezuela is enjoying his F-4 Phantom using a RAM 1000. His
F-4 came out at 23lbs and says it lifts off in 150 ft!
Here's a few shots of the BV's
latest Pegasus powered Phantom II.
Tom Wood's Jolly Roger F-4 is
powered with a RAM 1000, while Bob Violett's Blue Angel is powered with an AMT
Pegasus. BVM offers installation kits for these engines and the JET-CAT
Weigle's F-4 is powered by an AMT Pegasus and flys exceptionally
Gottschang's F-4 has plenty of external stores which add to this beautiful
on takeoff climb out with his F-4. This aircraft is now powered by an AMT
Here is a
fine example of a beautiful scale paint scheme and markings done by Joe Grice.
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