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Shipping Update

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A quick update on shipping of kits.

As you know we are shipping kits this week. There were some last-minute packing things that needed to be done and some changes in the manual suggested by the team pilots and that's done so instead of Friday customer's orders start shipping tomorrow Saturday.

As said before we don't know when we will get to your order. Unfortunately requests asking for when your order will ship will go unanswered because we can't waste time answering emails about something we don't know until we get there.

Regards,

Avant RC.


 

Update on release. Team Pilots have their release Mostro kits. Pricing.

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Production kits are already in the hands of Team Pilots.


Last week we shipped the Mostro kits to the team pilots and they have been building them. Some finished and started flying them. The feedback we got back was really good. To say they're amazed is an understatement. That makes us at the factory very happy.

From their feedback we found out that we were missing a few screws and a few washers. They also suggested some minor adjustments so we ran those parts again this weekend to make the adjustments and we are processing them to have them done this week to see if we can still start shipping to customers this week. Another thing they found is that one of our pilots, Jack "Frost" Imparato apparently was flying it so aggressively that he was able to slightly bend the blade bolts in flight. Those were the same bolts we used in the Aurora for years without any issue but apparently he was able to bend them in flight. We are sending them all replacements of the blade bolts for stronger ones. Those are also being incorporated to the kits as we speak. Unfortunately the new bolts can't be made of the current pretty Stainless Steel anymore because we need them made out of Alloy Steel instead.  We at the factory did tests at very high head speeds ( 2550 rpm ) and weren't able to bend the current bolts but then again we don't have the same blades or settings as the pilot.


Tom "The Boss" Heffel mentioned to us that customers were concerned about heavy receiver batteries attached under the diverter plate under hard 3D conditions and wanted to have two thumbscrews and brackets instead of just one. We decided to include as a default in the kit two thumbscrews and two double hole diverter brackets so that can be achieved.

 

Regarding the demo video, for some reason USPS didn't deliver Jason Bell's kit even though he's next to us in California when at the same time pilots in NY at the opposite side of the country did. He was very frustrated because out of everyone he's the one that has really pushed the machines here in Vegas and wanted to get his own badly. He's getting his today so he's working on having the release demo recorded over the weekend. We decided to ship more Mostro kits to him this week so he doesn't have to worry about babying that one too much while flying :)

 

Regarding Pricing Adjustment.

We were planning to end the introductory price set for the pre-orders last week and adjust the price to compensate for costs of the new improved version that has larger belts, double one-way bearings, additional swiveling air diverter brackets and thumbscrews,  new swashplate inner ring that is made out of two parts instead of one doubling the cost and such and also new parts such as the Bottom ESC plate but after conversations with dealers and pilots we decided to do a much lower increase in price (from a planned $150 to about $50). We will leave the optional bottom ESC plate out of the kit and make it into a separate part available as an option this way customers don't get penalized for a part that most won't use anyway.

 

We will be adjusting the price of the kits in a few days. You can place your pre-orders at CarbonXtreme.com. Orders placed before the increase will not be affected by it.

Customers that have pre-orders with dealers that placed orders with the factory should not be affected because we're not charging those dealers more for placed orders.

If you haven't confirmed your pre-order you better do it now because otherwise you'll get passed over in the shipments.

We are very excited that we're at this point and can't wait for you the customers to get your hands on those amazing helis.

Regards,

Avant RC.


 

Release of the Mostro kits

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Release of the Mostro kits

We're happy to announce that the Mostro is being released. Production kits are being sent to the rep pilots and we're getting ready for shipments to customers. Customer shipments could start this week or next week at the latest. We thought we would start shipping today March 31st. but we decided to incorporate a last-minute suggestion from a building session last Saturday to make it easier to do some setups. We're making that addition right now so that the kits are shipped with them.






As some of you know we spent this last weekend in Las Vegas with our Factory Pilot Jason Bell doing the final testing of the production kit. We built a final production kit on Friday and Saturday and flew it on Sunday. Unfortunately as many of you know since you were this last weekend at the Vegas funfly you saw Sunday's weather at the Vegas FunFly with winds that were a constant 30-40 mph throughout the day so it was tasking for our pilot but he put the Mostro through some very grueling final tests. We did video record part  of those flights and we have some from previous test sessions so we will be putting them together and posting a video in a couple of days. We also taped a video of the DFC head heli flying at an incredible low 900 rpm even in that wind to demonstrate how the RigidCore dampening system works at any speed regardless of the head type.

 

Now about the Mostro V2

That's what we jokingly call it at the factory. We internally call it the V2 Mostro because there have been so many improvements done on the last few months to what people have seen so far that they would easily qualify it as a V2 version of the Mostro. Some of them were already posted like the dual one-way system, the new swashplate and other ones but there are many more.

We need to first thank our fellow heli pilots for your all the feedback we have received because without it we wouldn't know what customers want or have concerns about so that we can make design changes and improve the design. Here are the changes that are coming out on the release kits:


1) New additional location to place the ESC.

Some customers told us that they felt better if they had a location to place the ESC outside in the open so we decided to design one and make it a part of the kit. As you can see in the following pictures there is a new ESC plate that allows you to place the ESC under the batteries. This location is also adjustable in height to let you adjust the plate and put it close to your battery packs. Some customers felt very strongly about having that ability so we made it standard and it's included in the kit. We did test it in flight too so we know it works great too.






Top and bottom ESC plates displayed


An actual unit with a large ESC installed.
Notice how the height is adjustable so that you can place it close to your battery packs.



2) New air diverter plate attached to the frames.

In the initial design the air diverter plate was attached to the canopy. Some customer were concerned that the installation of the plate would be difficult and asked if there was a way to attach it to the heli. The answer is yes and it's now part of the kit. The problem was that we had to have a way to get the batteries in and out so we went ahead and made it into a swiveling diverting plate that at the same time raises the locking bracket for easy insertion of the battery plate. It also serves as an insurance policy so that the battery place won't slide out even if you forgot to lock it in place.


There is a thumbscrew that keep the whole system locked in place.









View of the new Air Diverter Plate mechanism.


You can see it in motion in this video.





3) New additional location for receiver battery.

Some customers asked us to give them an option for placing a receiver battery in the front too so we made slots for the straps in the new frame-attached diverter plate to allow for a front-mounted battery.






4) Super-Strong Stainless Steel DFC axle.

Also from feedback from customers that had some concerns we now have the DFC axle made out of a strong Stainless steel that's attached to the pitch arms via a large threaded end of the axle.






5) New side plate on conical pulley.

Again from customer feedback we added a side plate to the conical tail-driving pulley for cases when people don't tension the tail belt correctly. This will give those customers some peace of mind.







6) Even lighter now.

Even with the heli already being light we decided to revise all the parts to make sure the weight savings were maximized. We were surprised at how much weight we were still able to take off the heli. At the same time we improved on the plates and several part's geometries. We also refined the styling of some parts like the pitch arms and some other parts.


Improved Geometry and Lighter Top Servo Plate


Improved Geometry and Lighter Top Bottom Gears Plate

Lighter Main Gear Hub and Main Gear

Improved geometry and lighter top Main Shaft bearing block

More refined styling in the pitch arms on both the Follower arms and DFC heads.




7) New Optional electronics mounting plates.

Also from customer's feedback we made some optional electronics mounting plates that allow for busier electronics for people that want to add telemetry hardware and such. Since these are not needed for all applications they're available as an option.








We are very happy that we have arrived at this point and are releasing the kits.

We do warn you that the Mostro is a very an addictive helicopter so you better get ready for a ton of fun.

If you haven't yet go ahead and order yours by clicking on this link.


Regards,

Avant RC.





 

 

Preview of the Mostro Kit

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After a lot of work and testing we're happy to preview the Mostro kit.

Enjoy!




Front-Left view




Right Side View




Front Right View




Left Side View



Front-Left View




Front Left Elevation View




Back Left View




Left Side Canopy View




Front Left Elevation Head View




Font Left Proifile View




Back Right View




Tail Blades Closeup




Tail Pushrod guide view




Boom Logo View




Tail Pushrod Guide view. Notice the adjustability to allow to adapt for either side of servo mounting.




Tail blade grip view. The Mostro uses tail blade grips with counterweights that lower the forces required by the tail servo to change the pitch.
This lower force makes the movements faster and the servo works significantly cooler.




Tail view




Tail fin and left side of tail case.




Right view without canopy




Front left view without canopy




Description




Top mechanics details




Back right view no canopy




Top mechanics closeup




Top mechanics closeup showing servo arm pin screws.




Motor mount slider plate.




Motor and ESC




Easy to access sliding battery tray




Sliding battery tray




Beefed up high torque belt drive.




Wire can be routed inside or outside using cable tie slots. Shown here without protective braid for clarity but it's strongly recommended to use braid in actual installations.




Belts details.




Receiver detail




Tail Servo Detail




Back boom clamp and Tail Servo.




Yoke logos detail. (Both DFC and Follower arm heads use the RigidCore dampening system).

Notice:

Pre-Orders for the Mostro 700 helicopters are open now.
No deposit and no charges until shipped and you can cancel anytime.
Click here to go place your pre-order at CarbonXtreme.com




Assembly pictures

Here are a few pictures of interesting assemblies.



New Spring-Loaded locking bracket used in to lock the sliding battery plate in place.




View of the Spring-Loaded locking bracket used in to lock the sliding battery plate in place.


You can see it in motion in this video.





The bracket protrudes toward the front for easy access.




Very large capacity battery area for up the 8000mah packs.




Servo with the support pin screw installed. They are available for M3 JR/Spektrum servos and Futaba M2.5 servos. 




Servos with their support posts. 




Servos with their support posts detail and radio trays area.




A lower plate with spring-loaded tensioner pulley and fixed idler pulley assembled. They can be assembled for clockwise and counterclockwise main rotor rotations.




Gear and slider plate.

You can see how smooth the system runs in these videos:






Mechanics assembled




Tail Servo frame mount (Default)




Another view of the Tail Servo frame mount




Landing gear is easily replace by removing two long screws.




Tail Servo Mount under development for easy transfer between nitro and electric frames. To be available in the future as an option for people that switch Monoblocks between nitro and electric.




Another view of the option.




As always our products are proudly made in the USA



Notice:

Pre-Orders for the Mostro 700 helicopters are open now.
No deposit and no charges until shipped and you can cancel anytime.
Click here to go place your pre-order at CarbonXtreme.com


 

About US

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Avant RC, the premier manufacturer of Radio Control Helicopters.
The helicopters manufactured by Avant RC are the most advanced helicopters in the market. The company features brand-new expanded manufacturing facilities with the first hands-off automated production line in the industry. This new capability allows Avant RC to manufacture the helicopter parts with very limited human intervention or its associated labor cost right here in the US. This makes Avant RC the only US based manufacturer that is able to compete in the price range of the asian suppliers but with a US based quality control and precision not found on the cheap imports.
We are very proud to have invested in this large state-of-the-art automated manufacturing facility and to keep our manufacturing base inside the United States buying also our manufacturing supplies from US companies.
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