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Old 10-31-2018, 05:21 PM
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Well, I did hear at Super Jet South last month that BVM will be selling the PNP/ JL planes bare. No details but apparently there were enough people wanting to use the equipment of their choice for BVM to start offering the option.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by afterburner View Post
Well, I did hear at Super Jet South last month that BVM will be selling the PNP/ JL planes bare. No details but apparently there were enough people wanting to use the equipment of their choice for BVM to start offering the option.
I believe I'm largely responsible for that. I contacted BVM about a year ago and requested a quote for a L-39 ARF, and was told that I could order the PNP but the ARF version was not available. When I contacted JL directly they refered me to BVM who told me again that the ARF version was no longer available.

A while back when surfing the web I noticed that the European Jet Legend dealers advertise both PNP and ARF versions. I contacted the UK dealer and asked if he could sell me an L-39 ARF version. He stated that he was not allowed to ship to the US but would contact JL to see if they could help me. A few days later I got a phone call from Rob at BVM about placing an order. I told him my story and he said that he would have to check with China to see if it was OK to sell me an ARF. The end result was that they sent me a quote and I ordered an L-39 ARF.

I can understand that BVM would prefer to sell PNP versions since it's probably more profitable, but it didn't make sense that their policy should be different than JL dealers in the rest of the world. Additionally JL also makes a number of models that BVM doesn't offer as PNP, and were unavailable to US customers. Anyway I'm glad it worked out and now I can use my preferred brand of servos and valves, plumb the fuel system with real Tygon, use Viton in the tanks, and make sure that it's safety wired.

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Old 12-05-2018, 07:32 PM
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Well only took nearly 6 years but today I took delivery of my arctic camo F16.
First impressions are good, this is my first skymaster product. The bulk of my experience
has been with yellow aircraft, Carf, bvm, and tamjets kits. Everything arrived with no damage
except for the canopy glass but Dirk is already on it and working on a replacement from Skymaster.
Mine will be powered with a cheetah 140 and using Futaba 9156 and Savox 1256TG servos.
I won't do a full build thread, but will unbiasedly document the build on here.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:41 PM
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Congrats, Wow, a 140 in one of these will be plenty.
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Originally Posted by dbsonic View Post
Congrats, Wow, a 140 in one of these will be plenty.
Yea I was debating on a K120 or new Jet central Lynx, but size, weight and fuel burn, are pretty comparable
to the original cheetah 140 I already have. So I will be just be responsible with the throttle.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:19 AM
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On another note can anyone that owns or built this plane let me know how their wings look.
The manual show hatches for the aileron servos. My wings did not come like that, Ive got clean
wings with no servo hatches?????
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:58 AM
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Hi.

The servo mounts inside the wing.

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Old 12-06-2018, 11:31 AM
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Am lucrat la F16.
Încă mai am baterii, receptor și CG configurate.
Am instalat o turbină Jets Munt M100XBL.






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Thank you for the pictures Dan, very nice install.
After I posted I took another look at my wing and assumed I could fit them through the wing root.
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