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BVM F-18C 1:5.5 Scale



Introductory Price

includes freight shipped within the USA

Includes NEW BVM branded Servos


52 Lb
  Turbine Engine:
Channels Required:
Cortex Pro

NOTE: This airplane full of Fuel and Smoke will meet the requirements for the AMA Large Model Airplane Program. Please click below for more information on the LMA1 Program.


Clicking on the link above will take you from the BVM website to the AMA website.


Special Features Installed

  • Central Control Unit (CCU)

  • Landing Gear w/Trailing Link Struts and Air System

  • Digital High Voltage Metal Gear Train

  • Servo Extensions and Linkage Rods

  • Navigation & Landing Lights

  • Fuel System

  • Doublewall Stainless Steel Thrust Tube

  • BVM Air Fill Valve

  • Air Tanks

  • Wheels and Brakes

  • Gear Valve

  • Brake Valve

  • Smoke Tank

  • Smoke Pump

  • BVM Air Gauge

  • Cockpit Deck

  • Painted In Your Choice of Available Schemes - Custom Schemes Available

  • BVM Manual

BVM Servos Now Installed in   Models

BVM servos (32kg and 42kg) are now installed in our F-18 1:5.5 scale model.

The NEW BVM Servos offer a higher resolution than the previously installed servo's.

The 32kg & 42kg are HV, Digital, and Brushless.

Made by a well known manufacture in Taiwan.

Only available with a model purchase. Not available for individual sale.

  BLS 320 Specifications:
Torque @ 7.4v - 32.0kg/444.4oz-in
Speed @ 7.4v - 0.12 sec/60 deg
Refresh Rate: 333Hz
Motor Type: Brushless
Resolution (4096)
  BLS 420 Specifications:
Torque @ 7.4v - 42.0kg/583.3oz-in
Speed @ 7.4v - 0.13 sec/60 deg
Refresh Rate: 333Hz
Motor Type: Brushless
Resolution (4096)

Controls QTY Servo Type
Steering 1 42kg
Aileron 2 32kg
Flap 2 42kg
Rudder 2 32kg
Elevator 2 42kg
Canopy 1 42kg





Items Needed To Complete:
Available from BVM

(2) BVM # VU-7304EXB-EC3 - HiCurrent EXB 3000 mAh w/EC3
(2) BVM # TP4000-2SPXRX - ThunderPower RX 4000mAh 2-Cell/2S 7.4V


(1) BVM # 6044 - BVM Ultimate Air Trap

12 Channel Receiver minimum



Pulse Ultra Batteries

#V-WB 15 JET PILOT     15" Jet Pilot Modern   $139.99
Pilot available in different colors

TWIN Engine Fuel Install Kit
# PA-SR-9305


SINGLE Engine Fuel Install Kit
# PA-SR-9505



Optional Gyro

Of course, a properly set-up Gyro smoothes things out especially in the wind.

#V-DA-BD-CORTEXPRO   Bavarian Demon Cortex Pro    $299.00



Engine Choices

 Your choice of 250-310 Lb turbine


Call BVM for combo pricing.




Paint Schemes:


# K9500-09
Navy Aggressor
# K9500-19
Wild Cats
# K9500-13
Roll Out
# K9500-10
Silver Eagles
# K9500-17
Tiger Black/Orange
# K9500-22
# K9500-00
Navy Aggressor Blue Camo
# K9500-20
Diamond Back
# K9500-01
Canadian 20th Anniversary
# K9500-21
Canadian Anniversary
# K9500-14
# K9500-29
Tiger Meet 25th Anniversary
# K9500-12
60 Years of Norad
# K9500-11
Chippy Ho
# K9500-18

Blue Angel
# K9500-06
Other schemes available upon customer request.


Airframe Directive (A.D.)
And other helpful notes


F-18C Addendum #06222021
Fuse Former Addendum for Single and Twin versions

Kits shipped after June 22, 2021 will already have this installed.

Click here to download (pdf file) (509 KB)

To receive this addendum at no charge, please contact BVM.

Contact Us


F-18C Addendum #10172019
Wing Strengthening Addendum

Kits shipped after October 17, 2019 will already have this installed.

Click here to download (pdf file) (5117 KB)


To receive this addendum at no charge, please contact BVM.

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Customer Hotshots
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James Hillin from Houston Texas with his BVM F-18 5.5 scale Blue Angels scheme.


"I've had quite a few RC JetĎs over the years. By far BVM is the best right out of the box flights are amazing."

James Hillin 
       FullArmor Firearms



From: Kelly Rohrbach
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 9:34 PM
To: Heather@bvmjets.com
Subject: Hot shot pictures of our 1/5th F18 and Classic Ultra Bandit

Hello Heather
Here are a couple pictures from Tucson Jets 2021 where we did both maidens on these two birds,
F18 is powered by Swiwin 300 and guided by JR 28x. Classic Ultra Bandit powered by Swiwin 220 and guided also by JR 28x.

Look for them both at Kentucky Jets


Kelly Rohrbach



From: Brown, Jermaine
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 1:48 PM
To: Patty@bvmjets.com
Subject: Hotshots :)

I couldnít be happier with it Patty! You guys did an amazing job, itís perfect!

Jay Brown




Chris Gleason from New Fairfield, Connecticut with his BVM F-18 5.5 scale. The F-18 is powered by a
K-320G4 and guided by a DX-20 and a Cortex Pro.


Greg Alderman with his 1:5.5 scale BVM F-18. The F-18 is powered by twin JetCentral 160s and Jeti guidance.


Richard Verano with his BVM F-18 1:5.5 scale. He flies it with JR28X and a Cortex Pro. He has a single K320 for power. 

This photo was taken in Stage Coach, Nevada

Barry Hinrichs (L) and Sylvain Allard (R) with their very visible 1:5.5 scale F-18ís. Barry's F-18 is guided by a Spektrum IX 20, Cortex Pro and is powered with a single K320. Sylvainís F-18 is also Spektrum guided with a Cortex Pro. His is powered by 2-K160'S. Barry has more than 70 flights on his now since January of this year.
Sylvain just put the first 3 flights on his.


Jan Sundberg (L) and Dave Fusinato (R) with their beautiful 1:5.5 scale F18's. They both did their maidens last weekend. Both planes are flying with Spektrum DX18's for guidance and AS3000 gyros. The planes are powered with K320's.

Congrats to them both.


From: Paul LeTourneau
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 11:43 AM
To: Patty
Cc: Rob Lynch
Subject: F-18 maiden

Good morning Patty & Rob,

I was able to maiden the F-18 yesterday in Fond du Lac WI, all I can say is that its an incredible flying aircraft!!  The BVM team has certainly produced a first class model!

Thank you for all the support and I look forward to more of the BVM PNP aircraft!


Paul LeTourneau



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