Wow, so I just getting back after a few weeks away and the first thing I see is all this Ladymagic this and Ladymagic is a a troll...yada yada yada. This is why I have a problem with Avant. But, it's not that surprising really.
And since we are being so candid, let me set the "PC" mode aside and let you in what I really think.
The Aurora is garbage and I DID try and get it squared away through customer care. That was not a good experience and the heli is STILL an over-engineered, over hyped piece of crap. And the only thing that thing can smoke is the garbage pile I throw it on after I set it on fire. In 2008, the programmable head is the only thing that made it stand out. All the other tech was from 2002. Now FBL obsoleted that and you can get better performance from just about any MFG's machines as long as you can set it up correctly.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard " well I have so many Auroras and mine is the best ever." Well good for you. If you are questioning my building skill you are wrong. I've built several helis over the years and I've been asked by many other pilots to either help build, straight up build, or setup their machines. Those numbers are not included in my estimates.
I give credit where it's due and I am considered fair and balanced in my opinions. I even gave Avant a long run of consideration all the way through until I realized what type of people represent the company. You don't like what I have to say so, instead of trying to offer solutions and resolution, Avant sends their lynch mob out to pounce on the few who don't fall for the illusion. I am not the only one by any means. That is my problem with Avant. I've proudly ushered MANY new pilots into this hobby and I give them the whole picture. I want them to have all them all information they'll need to get the most out of the hobby and I don't want them to jump ship because I led them astray. Some wanted to try an Avant machine because they wanted something different here and I didn't say a word. They figured it out all on their own. The few that did have Avants had all kinds of problems at our funflys. Auroras AND Mostros. None if them could make it through a day of flying without a problem and when we tried to tune them in they fought us the whole way. And it's not just me, but some VERY seasoned Japanese pilots as well. And you should know, they've taught me some things too. They are very meticulous about their machines. Have you ever heard an Okinawan say WTF? You won't unless you start talking Avant machines.
I do have strong negative opinions about the Aurora, but I still wanted to give the Mostro a chance. I figured the first time was a learning experience... So I did. My hubby got one and we had trouble getting parts to fit....just like the Aurora. Shortly afterwards we decided against it and dumped it before we got stuck with another dud. We were the first on the island to try one out so I was the go to pilot for the other guys who got one. One had a bad head (E) another one had a belt shred out after 10 flights (N) and those two and two more all had a bunch of quality issues. With those odds, it no wonder no one here likes Avant machines except the EFX.
I have had issues with other MFGs, but Avant and their henchmen are the ONLY ones who can't take criticism for what is supposed to be. My top machines are JR and Align. And they both have had some issues too. The difference is when I post my OPINIONS they don't come out the wood works to bash me to death and overall, their machines build and fly as advertised.
Frankly, I could care less what the Avant drones do or think of me, but anyone I trained will not be fooled and suckered into buying something without knowing the full picture. The fact that an Avant rep and his minions are on here making personal attacks on me says all anyone needs to know. That, and the fact that Mostros are like unicorns at many major FunFlys proves the Mostro is another fail. Good job guys.
As for being a troll, I am far from that. I wouldn't need to come here at all if Avant and their reps posted balanced information about their machines. Since they do not, here I am.