From: Kevin Gambetti
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:47 PM
Subject: BVM T33

BVM T33 with 12S BVM Viofan, finished with Klass Kote paints & clear, and Aeroloft epoxy decals.  It flies amazing with the EDF unit and looks beautiful in the scale colors.

Regards, Kevin Gambetti


Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2015 5:41 PM
Subject: Pics

Hi Heather

Here's some pictures of my original BVM T33. I just finished it after my father started it about 20 years ago! It is RAM 500 powered. It is painted in Klass Kote and modeled after Doug Matthew's full scale airshow T33. I've seen too many ANG orange and Thunderbird schemes, this was different!

Jake Bruckler

Beautiful Shooting Start Jake, and thanks for sharing this with BVM. 


Lincoln Rossi sent these photos of his BVM T-33 in this bright and beautiful "Spirit of 76" scheme.

From: Bob Wonitoy
To: Patty
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:18 PM
Subject: RE: T-33 wing

   Yes I got my “Care package” the other day. Everything I need is there for me to complete the repair and get my plane back into the air. Thank you for all of your help, it is greatly appreciated.  I attached a picture of myself and the plane after the maiden flight late last summer. Managed to get it in before a very severe thunderstorm hit the area, part of the reason the picture is so dark. Also my wife was as excited as I was on the successful flight that proper camera settings were not on our minds at the time of the picture.

Happy Landings
Bob Wonitoy

Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:15 PM
To: Bob
Subject: BVM T-33

Good morning Bob,

Reinstalling turbine and checking current draws on all servos. Thanks for the years of producing excellent kits.  The paint scheme is that of the 197th FIS, Arizona Air National based at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix. The "Copper Heads" flew F-86s and thisT-33 was the squadron hack and instrument trainer. Barry Goldwater had a few rides in the back seat. The colors are not the original. 

Skeet Hunt

From: Bob Beran
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 11:16 AM

Attached is a photo our recently completed T-33.  Thanks for all your support during our construction phase. 

Bob and John Beran
Austin, TX

Kent Nogy campaigned his Electric VioFan 5012 powered T-33 at the Mesa Arizona event November 16-18, 2007.  There were several EDF jets at this event, about 40% of the total entry. Kent was presented the pilot's choice "Best Electric Jet" and the club's judges award for the "Best Electric Performance".

The T-33 spans 80" and weighs 17.5 lbs. Fast passes and big loops were part of Kent's "T" Bird flight profile in the elevated desert air.




BVM's Metal-Kote Aluminum painted finish and Pro-Mark's new solid Aluminum rub-on rivets look great on this "Artic Scheme" T-33.
This new A.F.S. T-Bird represents our best effort yet in applying the Metal-Kote. Click here for the latest techniques on applying Metal-Kote.
The rivets are applied on top of the clear coated Metal-Kote and will withstand normal handling and cleaning of the model.
A JetCat P-70 provides just the right amount of power for a very scale-like flight profile.
In the hands of Tom Dodgen, this model captured 3rd place in the Pro-Am event at Top Gun '04.
You can order the Metal-Kote from BVM and the new Aluminum Rivets and Steel Screw Head package from Pro-Mark at 618-524-2440.

BVM Rep, Mark Taylor from Fresno, California built this "T" Bird from a new A.F.S. kit and then applied Flight Metal for the finish. This extremely realistic looking T-33 is powered by a JetCat P-70.
Mark flew the real A/C while attached to an F-16 Guard unit in Fresno.
He found the A.F.S. (Advanced Fabrication System) easy and quick to build.
Flight report soon!

The BVM factory demo T-33 has been a scale competitor thanks to the building and detailing skills of Jerry Caudle. Currently this model has undergone a transformation to the new formers/retracts and fuel cells along with a JetCat P-80 for power and is a lot of fun to fly.

Mike Oberst from Andrews, South Carolina recently logged the first few sorties on his brand new turbine T-33. Here's a few excerpts from his letter - "Not having the benefit of having any other "jetheads" close by to help, I was a litle apprehensive about going on my own, but I shouldn't have been. This is a case where good instructions and plans really paid off. A RAM 750F gets me airborne off our grass strip with authority. I utilize the "crow" mixing as per your update on landing, and it lands very nicely. The reason why I continue to buy exclusively BVM is that in exchange for my bucks you guys have already done your homework. Please keep up the good work."

Silver wings and white fuselage with orange trim make this T-33 very visible. We found only one black and white photo in an F-4 book to document this model. This is an easy and effective scheme utilizing ProMark epoxy ink transfers for detailing.

This Thunderbirds scheme is beautiful, utilizing Presto chrome covering and ProMark graphics.

Andrew Robinson from South Africa competed in the World Jet Masters with his beautiful T-33.

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