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Cougar 1:5.8 Scale
NEW REDUCED PRICE $6,299.00
includes freight shipped
within the USA
BVM is pleased to announce the release of
our 1:5.8 scale F9F Cougar. The US debut at Jets Over
Kentucky 2014 was the first chance for BVM customers to
witness the Cougar in action. Since July, the BVM team
has been extensively flight testing our 2nd and 3rd
prototypes. They reflect all of the efforts and
experience BVM is known for. This flight testing has
been conducted using three different engine
manufacture's 100N engines.
The Cougar is equipped with pneumatic gear doors and
landing gear, and features BVM "O" Ring Brakes. The air
system comes to you 100% installed and ready to use. The
difficult work has been expertly completed for you; all
that is required to complete your Cougar is a receiver,
pilot, UAT, engine, batteries, and 8-10 hours of your
The servo's are
the same high quality brushless, digital, high-voltage,
metal geared servos that have been in service with our
The Cougar features many scale highlights such as
sequencing gear doors, servo driven speed boards, and
body flaps. To finish off the visual appeal, a
high intensity light system and a smoke system also come
The traditional BVM instruction manual
guarantees your success with this 1950's and 60's
Navy/Marine swept wing Fighter/Attack Jet.
contact Patty for details at 407-327-6333.
Price is $6,299.00
Included and Installed
Gear Valve, Door Valve, Brake Valve, Sequencer w/ Low
pressure failsafe, Navigation and Landing Lights, Light
Controller, Fuel tanks, Smoke tanks, Smoke pump,
BVM Air fill Valve, BVM Air Gauge, Air
tanks, Scale Landing Gear, Wheels and Brakes, detailed Cockpit,
and doublewall Stainless Steel Tailpipe.
AFT view #3 prototype
paint scheme #K7000-01
|FWD view #3
paint scheme #K7000-01
and #2 prototype Cougars
The Cougar and Grass fields
important to BVM that all of our jets are grass
field capable because most R/C Club fields are
in fact, grass strips. The Sanford, Florida club
field is "jet friendly", so the grass is
maintained accordingly. This was no easy
task this year because of an unusually wet Fall
This mid December weekend and a "Toy's for Tot's" event sponsored by the
Sanford Aeromodelers provided an excellent
opportunity to fly the JetCat P-100RX powered
BVM PNP F9 Cougar. It was airborne with a 300ft
take-off run on each of the 3 flights logged.
All Cougar landings are a breeze, especially when equipped with the
latest gyro system (Cortex 3-Axis), and, as
designed, the landing gear can handle the extra
stress of grass field operations. It is
reasonable however, to expect that grass
operations require more cleaning and occasional
maintenance for the entire undercarriage system
including the doors and linkages.
Scale ● Aerobatic ●Trainer
Cougar customers have bragged about how easy
their BVM PNP F-9F is to fly at their club
field. Rodney Wilkinson from Wasilla, Alaska is
one such happy jet pilot. He called just to tell
us about how his buddies have some so called
“Jet Trainers” and after watching Rodney fly,
they were impressed with the BVM Cougar
fulfilling that role.
As for its aerobatic capabilities, the BVM Demo Pilots demonstrate them
at the jet events. BV actually performed outside
loops and inverted reverse Cuban Eights at Top
Gun 2015 (http://www.bvmjets.com/HotShots/TG2015/TG2015.htm).
The judges were impressed for sure.
So, is it really possible to have scale looks, aerobatic performance, and
easy trainer-like flying capabilities? Those who
own and fly the Cougar think so, and prove it at
the flying field every weekend.
Rodney, Cougar, and a
terrific grass strip in Alaska.
Rodney in his own words.
Date: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 8:08 AM
Subject: Alaskan Cougar
please find the photo of my recently purchased
F9F-6 Cougar from BVM. This has been a great
plane for getting into turbine powered models.
as Bob said it would, very smoothly and lands
effortlessly. Even my jet instructor has
commented on how nice it flies compared to other
"trainer" jets that are not scale. Thanks to
you, Bob and the BVM staff for helping me to get
into this great area of the RC hobby!
"Point Mugu" scheme
The BVM Cougar has been a popular
product for PNP enthusiasts. The convenient size allows
handling and transport by one person. BV has flown it
and placed well at Top Gun and at
many jet events.
This "Point Mugu" scheme is especially Hi-Viz and definitely will attract
Available now at BVM
and Convenience Details
(click on photos to enlarge)
The twist and
pull forward Nose Cone gives access for fueling,
batteries and charging, air system fill, and controls.
Start your engine, apply the
Nose Cone, and taxi out.
Landing Gear Doors and Speed Brakes
A Personal Size Scale Jet
easy to load-up and go flying
| The Cougar's
wings remove and install with just (2) screws and (2) servo wire
connections each. This allows easy transport in the back of a
van or Suburban type vehicle. At a total weight of 26 Lbs. (less
fuel) it can truly be handled by one person. We call that a
"Personal Size Jet".
Available from BVM
BVM # VU-7304EXB-EC3 -
HiCurrent EXB 3000 mAh w/EC3
BVM # 6044 -
Ultimate Air Trap
(1) BVM # VJ-SPMAR12120 -
(1) BVM # VJ-SPMXP8000 -
X-Plus 8 Expansion Module
(2) BVM # VJ-EFLAEC311 -
6" EC3 Extensions
Pulse Ultra Batteries
#V-DA-BD-CORTEX Bavarian Demon Cortex
The best pilot figure for the BVM F9-F Cougar
is a Warbird product that is 10" Tall. It is necessary to
remove his boots and shorten the legs to clear some of the
components (UAT, etc.) in the front of the model.
You can secure the
pilot to the cockpit tub with a 10" tie wrap around his hips and
Click Here to see the variety of 10" Tall Pilots that BVM
has to offer.
BVM PNP Cougar Main Gear CF Mounts
Price $25.00 / pair
Cougar PNP Main Wheels
List of Adhesives/Lubricants:
White, Red Orange, Blue
Red Orange, White
Sea Blue, Aluminum, White
Red Orange, White
Navy / Marine Reserves
Cougar on display @ Naval
#K7000-09 VA-26 Gray with
Cougar PNP Addendums
Wing Tip "Skidz"
BVM # 2197
For the BVM PNP Cougar and similar models.
Discussion: As you can see from the
photos below the BVM demo Cougar has scratched wing
tips. This can occur on landing in a stiff crosswind or
failing to come to a complete stop (or almost) before
turning the model for taxi back. The BVM product #2197 "Skidz"
can be applied as shown below to help prevent this
cosmetic insult from happening. See also the instruction
sheet that is in the "Skidz" package.
NOTE: This early prototype Cougar was
not equipped with wing tip lights.
Things Still Come Loose
Turbine engines and electric ducted
fan powerplants are dynamically balanced, smooth running
machines. When they are operating properly, you cannot
feel any vibration affect on your model. Piston powered
operation is quite different of course, and modelers who
fly them are used to countering the associated low
So, why do things still come loose on our jets?
Taxing, take-offs, landings, and trailer transporting,
all contribute to imparting multiple frequency
vibrations to every component that is mechanically
fastened to the airframe and landing gear. The
frequency varies with the ground speed, runway texture,
wheel diameter, tire durometer, strut shock absorbing
capability, and number of operations. The amplitude of
these forces is generally low, but the range of
frequency is broad.
How To Prevent A Problem
If you assembled your own model, you
will be ahead of most problems. If your model was
assembled by any other entity, be it a local builder, or
an off-shore source, it would be good practice to check
all threaded or clipped fasteners before the first
flight. You might even find a missing set screw. A drop
of Pacer Z-42 (similar to blue Loctite) on threaded
bolts into metal parts is an excellent practice. This
does not apply to metal fasteners into plastic however.
To best ensure that a sheet metal
screw, wood screw, or threaded bolt will not back out of
hardwood, screw it in, then remove it and put a drop of
ZAP Thin C.A. into the threaded hole, and then reinsert and
tighten the screw. You can add a drop of Zap-A-Gap to
the head of the screw as it seats against the part being
Self tap screws and threaded bolts that are tapped
into thermoplastics materials such as BVM's injection
molded Carbon Fiber Angle Brackets, usually don't need a
lot of attention because of the elastic properties of
Every machine needs periodic
maintenance, especially high performance jet aircraft. Active BVM Representatives and customers who log
hundreds of flights per year, suggest that jet pilots
should perform these checks about every 20-25 flights.
It's part of the hobby and kind of fun to fuss over your
pride and joy, and it is insurance against a ground or
When you transport your jet, it is
best to rest it "gear up" on a thick foam pad and of
course, secure it with straps to the trailer shelf or
floor. This will save a lot of
low frequency vibration
wear and tear on the landing gear.
We make it a practice to stop just
a few miles after leaving BVM to check that the models
are "staying put" after a few bumps and brake
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