First shown at Florida Jets 2016, this new
BVM offering was honored with a "Special Recognition Award" for
a new product. This is a "Go Fly" jet with lots of
features similar to the BVM, 1/6th F-16, Cougar and YAK-130.
It's light weight is one of those special
Dustin accomplished the airshow flight at
Florida Jets and Greg Arnette has since logged dozens of flights on
this sample to help BVM get it "right".
A 48 page, photo enhanced manual,
guides you through the necessary steps to get the Falcon
airworthy. Templates for setting control travels and C.G.
placement along with a suggested first flight profile are
provided to ensure your success.
BVM prototype flew 10 April 2016.
Smith, Greg Arnette, and Dustin Buescher double checked
all of the systems at the field.
did the honors for the first flights and fine adjusted
some trim and gyro settings.
Dustin won 1st Place at Top Gun 2016
in the new Scale X Class with this model.
#3 prototype May 2016 at "First In
3 prototypes has allowed BVM to improve a few parts and
create a typical BVM Assembly and Flight Manual for this new
Items Needed To
Available from BVM:
● 200-220N engine of your
● BVM Hi-Flow U.A.T. (#TA-SR-1001)
● Spektrum 12120 Power Safe Receiver
Custom paint schemes are available for up
to a $500.00 artwork, documentation and development fee.
There are many paint scheme options that
are not currently on our site. We are working diligently to update
the website with all the existing schemes. Please give us a call
if you have a scheme in mind to see if it is already in our
Thank you for your understanding and
thing you want to do is make sure the Servo moves
the Canopy Arm to it's full downwards position. This
will allow the forward locks to move as far forward
After you make
sure the Canopy Arm is moving to its full downward
position, remove the clevis from the back of the
Locking Pin and allow the Locking Pin to slide all
the way forward. You want to mark this with a color
that is easy for you to see. I use a Red or Black
sharpie to do this. This will become your visual
reference to make sure the Locking Pins are
completely closed. Now, hook the linkage back up and
close the canopy and check your Locking pins.
As you can see
when fully closed my Locking Pins are not all the
way forward. I couldn't pull the Canopy back open,
but they are not fully locked. So, lift the Canopy
back up, remove the clevis from the Locking Pin and
unthread the clevis to add length to the Actuating
wire until the Lock moves to its full locking
position. I do one side at a time until i get both
sides locking perfectly.
This is the
Canopy Locking Pins after adjustment. The spot that
you marked with color should now touch once again as
it did when the Clevis was off.
Check that the servo arm
does not stop short of full travel because it is touching the
aft frame work. If it does, use a dremel carbide cutter to make
a notch as shown. After the notch is made, you can see that the
cable operated locking pins can move a bit further forward. This
improves the locking pin engagement.
manufacturing tolerances can lead to slight variances in the end
Trim off the small tabs at
forward end of plastic cockpit tub. This will ensure that the
tub does not slide aft and disengage the retention hooks.
See other addendums
relative to the canopy operation.
Apply Z-42 (blue thread
locker) to the exposed end of these 2 bolts. This precaution
will keep the bolts from backing out of the aluminum fittings as
the canopy is operated open and close.
Do not rely on the servo operated latching mechanism to fully
hold the Canopy down and locked. Always manually push down on
the front of the Canopy Hatch as it lowers to insure that the 2
locking pins are fully engaged.
Inspect the U.A.T. to insure
that there is clearance between the Main Wheel in the up position
and the U.A.T.
It may be necessary to shim the U.A.T. up about 1/4”.
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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 scale airplanes!
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
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 the
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
Thank the BVM team for the continual support of our
spectacular hobby for the last 30 years !! You guys
San Juan Puerto Rico
Happy New Year
🎆. What an impressive machine, it flies so
good that you will regret not having one!
Michael Sarysz Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:05 AM To: Patty <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: SARYSZ - F-16 VIPER MAIDEN COMPLETE
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
stock included with the PNP. It is an amazing flying
jet and I am so proud to be flying it!
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
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.
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 place :)
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 received!
Aircraft flew amazing! Many thanks for all the
hard work which goes into these amazing models
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 went well!
David Murray from St. Charles, IL with his
David says; "One F-16... Good Two...
Better... Three..... Priceless!"
with his F-16 1:5 scale. This model is powered by
220neo which flies the airplane
perfectly while keeping the airframe as light as
possible. Guided by
SpektrumRC equipment, DX20, AS300 AS3X
flight stabilization, AR20310T Powersafe RX and
Smart RX and Turbine batteries.