From: Patrick Frost
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.
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
Getting back home, after a superb flight, my caller and brother is Dr. Lazaro Sevilla.
All the best,
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.
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
Ben 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
Here are 2 pictures of my F4 Version II
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).Best Regards,
Reuben Malz P.eng.
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.
See 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.
S.I. 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 is outstanding.