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03-19-2015 02:01 PM  3 years agoPost 1
rcnut

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I received my brand new Mostro Nitro heli in the mail yesterday! And within two hours of drooling over all the shinny parts, I was ready to start building up the frame! Man this heli builds fast! I wish I could finish, but I'm getting ready for the B-Ham fun fly!

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03-19-2015 03:03 PM  3 years agoPost 2
vburge

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I have the electric Mostro and it is one awesome machine. Look me up when you get to the Birmingham Fun fly. I will be flying my Mostro and G570 there Friday and Saturday.

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03-25-2015 01:59 PM  3 years agoPost 3
rcnut

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Hey Vic... It was great meeting you this last weekend! Although I was busy fixing issues with my N7 and didn't get much flying in...next year! I should be ready to fly more next year!

I left Sunday morning, and a good thing I did! I woke up to 3+ inches of snow Monday. By the time it was over, I had close to 6 inches around 2:00 PM. That would have slowed my travels close to home if I left for home on Monday.

Oh, I managed to build up the frame, and I'm ready to mount the mono plate to the frame. The BK servos I bought at B-Ham have been fitted to the top plate...and I'll be using the seacraft arms for his heli. I have a set (thought I had 2 sets) that are 17mm Futaba type. I tried fitting one of the arms to the BK servo and was able to get it on half way by hand. I had to use the puller to get it off, but that's ok, it works.

The weather here, in Northern ILL., sucks right now, so I'm in no hurry to finish this heli. I have pics, will have to post later!

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03-26-2015 05:09 PM  3 years agoPost 4
vburge

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Hello Ray, I am glad you made it home safely. You missed the E7 destruction at the end of the day. He was swinging 716 blades and was trying to overspeed when the boom strike happened that destroyed the heli. We never found the tail case!!

I hope to see you fly more next year. From the one flight I saw your maneuvers were very precise. I really want to see that Mostro nitro fly too. Tony left before I got to see his in action

The boca bearings I ordered for my Mostro should be in today and I will have it ready to fly again. I am still bummed out that I messed up that canopy on my last flight. My batteries only had 19% left, so I should have been landing instead of trying more flips too close to the ground.

Take care and I hope you get a break from the cold weather soon and can get some flying in.

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03-27-2015 01:45 PM  3 years agoPost 5
rcnut

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Wow! Too bad I missed that one!
I hope to see you fly more next year. From the one flight I saw your maneuvers were very precise. I really want to see that Mostro nitro fly too. Tony left before I got to see his in action
I believe I have a more technical flying style. We'll see what you think the next time we get together!

Yea, I wanted to see Tony "rip" on his Mostro, but it didn't happen, so sad.

I don't blame you on the canopy...I would been heart broken too! Hopefully, you can piece it back together!
My batteries only had 19% left, so I should have been landing instead of trying more flips too close to the ground.
I've been down that road many times! I wind up crashing for doing something stupid, and then ask myself why didn't I just land and call it quits! Nope, just had to push it that last inch, that one more "show off" maneuver, that moment when you're finally able to perform that maneuver you've been working on for a long time, etc.

There's a lot of reasons why we do these things...sometimes we get away with it, others...we pay!

Our weather is giving us a break next week. Temps in the upper 50's & lower 60's. The weather looks somewhat promising tomorrow, so I might venture out for some test flying...

On my N7...I opened and cleaned out the regulator and changed the flying style of the VX1n to a more aggressive feel.

On my Goblin gasser #2...I removed the factory tape from the VX1n and used 3M gray tape. So this is ready to test.

My Goblin gasser #1...I ordered new blade links to replace the one that bent in the hard auto a week ago, before B-Ham.

The Mostro......the mono-plate is installed with the start block and belt, fuel tank assembled and ready to install, motor setup with tack pickup and fan shroud modified, the whole assembly installed into the airframe. It's getting closer to first flight, but still a ways off...maybe a couple of hours??? LoL! Longer than that...

My Rave...Good to go.

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04-04-2015 04:23 PM  3 years agoPost 6
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Today is the day I maiden my Mostro nitro heli

More pic's to come, plus the maiden review…

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04-04-2015 06:06 PM  3 years agoPost 7
eddiscus

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Nice build. Enjoy the Maiden.

Weather finally broke last weekend and I was able to take the twins out for a spin.

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04-04-2015 07:55 PM  3 years agoPost 8
vburge

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Awesome Ray!!! Nice job.. I really like the black muffler. Let me know how it goes. I am interested in your opinion on the comparison with the N7.

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04-06-2015 02:34 PM  3 years agoPost 9
rcnut

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Thanks guys! The first flight was a little nerve racking, new heli, new motor, new electronics, etc. I've gone through the setup many times making sure I didn forget anything, which paid off...a smooth first flight!
I really like the black muffler. Let me know how it goes. I am interested in your opinion on the comparison with the N7.
First flight; I set the needles on the O.S.105HZ (non-pumped) to two turns out. Fueled the tank...no leaks, connected the glow driver, and proceeded to start the motor for the first time. The motor came to life and it was time for this heli to hit the air!

I slowly advanced the throttle and started checking all the other controls as the rpm's increased. A little more throttle and this heli is airborne! It feels very smooth and stable (the flight style will need some tweaking though). The motor was running a bit sluggish, but this is ok for the first run.

I ran through my normal checks, move the elevator cyclic forward and back several times to rock the heli, and then side to side, checking the tail stop speed and pirouette speed. The tail off center is a bit slow for my likes, which is no problem, an easy fix...decrease expo!

So now it was time to make a few laps around the field. The Mostro is very smooth and locked in. The throttle setting for normal mode was just too slow. I had programed idle 1 for 1800 rpm...so I switch into idle 1. The rpm's came up to a better sounding range, but not too fast!

The black pipe seems to make the heli quieter (gone is that tin sound). I could hear some of the drive train over the motor. Mark even made the comment it was really quiet. He too liked the black muffler. I made many passes around the field and even performed one roll…I just had to try one! Mark said “so much for taking it easy on the motor.” Then he commented on not seeing the Mostro inverted! I told him by flight 5 it will go inverted the whole tank, so he will get his fill of inverted! LoL!

Sorry Vic, but its still too soon to tell how this heli is really going to respond, I need to get the motor broke in some before I can get a good clue. Right now it flies like a beginner to intermediate heli, it’s dialed down so I don’t go crazy on the sticks. Otherwise I would be 3D’ing this heli until the motor pukes…not happening! For now, the Mostro feel fine. Give me another 7-10 flights...

And for the black muffler...I bought one to play with for another heli. However, once I started working on the Mostro build, it made perfect sense to use the black muffler on it. It matches the color scheme! And in short time, I'll change the white landing gear to black! It will look really sharp then!

Oh yea, I used the short RCBooya canopy mount on the rear canopy holes. It is the Goblin RCBooya pins...the real short ones. It spaces the canopy from the boom a bit more, but it makes removing the canopy much easier! Hey Vic, could you take a pic of how you strap the back of your canopy to the boom for me? I may need to do the same to mine.

However, powering up for flight #2…the Spartan Vortex lost its bind!? It was as if the controller reset itself to the factory default! I rebound the controller only to find all the settings were erased. So I called it quits, take it home and run through the programming once more. I hope this isn’t something I need to do every flight!

As for the Mostro, it looks good in the air. I had Mark use my DSLR camera to snap some in flight pic’s. Mark asked what button was the picture taker and how do I zoom in, and … Well I almost had to land and show him how, but he picked it up fast (actually, I think he was just playing with me). Mark commented on how much he liked my camera as he was snapping picture after picture. So I posed for him and did some flying poses.

I haven’t looked at the pic’s yet as I had another big project going at home that was time sensitive. A bathroom make-over before the roommate returned. I would have made it, but I broke the faucet connecting the water line. It was a good time to stop…I was beat. New flooring, toilet, paint, vanity and top, floor trim, and mirror. I had 3 days to complete this job, and this was the first time I’ve ever done anything like it!

More to come!

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04-06-2015 06:20 PM  3 years agoPost 10
carcrasher

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Can't wait to get mine flying!

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04-07-2015 03:38 AM  3 years agoPost 11
vburge

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Congrats on a successful maiden!
I would have made it, but I broke the faucet connecting the water line.
When I do those projects, it usally means numerous trips to the hardware store throughout the day...lol

Can't wait to see some pics..

Here is how I am using the velcro on the canopy:

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04-07-2015 02:34 PM  3 years agoPost 12
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When I do those projects, it usally means numerous trips to the hardware store throughout the day...lol
I heard that! An employee from Farm & Fleet (kind of like Home depot, Lowes, Menards, etc. Only more farm oriented) told me most project will take a minimum of 3 trips to the store before completing the project...I've been trying to prove him wrong! It would have worked, except I'm horrible when it comes to plumbing! It not that I can't do it, but like you said...requires/"numerous trips to the hardware store throughout the day...lol"

I had to buy another faucet to fix the one I broke, but after looking over the instructions (this time the instructions are pictures only!) I realized what I did wrong. Funny how stuff works better when you follow the instructions! Anyhow, its fixed and working great! Applied caulk to the toilet and vanity top, and installed the handles to the cabinet. And now, to hang a mirror. It's a little on the heavy side and I can't hit the studs evenly, so I'll have to use some type of anchor...more holes in the wall! Aarrgg!

On the bright side...I get to work on my helis tonight!

Thanks for the pic's! And I'll try getting some of the inflight pic's up!

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04-14-2015 03:34 PM  3 years agoPost 13
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Here's one of the pic's Mark shot for me!

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05-06-2015 05:38 PM  3 years agoPost 14
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Update:
In the process of breaking in the motor, I lost the tail at the beginning of the 13th flight. I made a piro rate adjustment in the Vortex controller prior to the flight.

I started the flight like normal, hover at 3 feet, and then piro left and right slowly (part of my orientation practice). I took off to my right, into the wind. Picked up some speed coming down the flight line and pulled into a 50 foot vertical climb.

Close to the top of the climb, I went to spin the tail 3 times, but the tail had a different idea! It only turned 90 degrees!!! Oh crap! I quickly gained control and hit throttle hold and landed.

As I was walking up to my heli, I moved the rudder...and the blades moved. Then I increased the throttle enough to barely spin the main blades...and the tail blades turned. Ok, this is a little baffling. I thought just as I was getting close to it, ah...the belt is loose!

Nope! It was the pin in the tail pully that was missing. The grub screw was still there and somewhat visible through the hole in the shaft. Once home and the tail section apart, I tried to find a 2mm rod that would fit into the tail output shaft.

To make a longer story short...I had some spring steel rods close to 2mm. I had to open the output shaft and pully some for the new pin. I cut the pin to length and this time I ground a slight flat spot on the output shaft. Re-loctited the grub screw and inserted another grub screw just in case. Let's see this one come out!

So it is ready to go once again.

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05-06-2015 06:17 PM  3 years agoPost 15
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Good to hear it didn't crash. I'm going to recheck my pin now. I'll loctite it in place.

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05-06-2015 06:42 PM  3 years agoPost 16
vburge

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Glad you were able to bring it down safely. I put CA on the tail slider pins, but have not checked that one. I will take a look before my flight today. Nice picture!!

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05-06-2015 08:35 PM  3 years agoPost 17
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At first I thought it was going in. I was waiting for the tail to start spinning wildly, but it didn't, and my fast reaction (this time) allowed me to upright the heli and hit throttle hold before any further damage could happen...or even think about it!

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05-06-2015 11:20 PM  3 years agoPost 18
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Canopy
Has anyone made a new canopy design yet I don't like the present scheme

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05-07-2015 01:16 PM  3 years agoPost 19
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Canopy

Has anyone made a new canopy design yet I don't like the present scheme
Not sure...it would be nice to buy different color schemes and maybe a canopy without those "tabs" touching the boom!

Mostro update:

Took my Mostro out last night, I wanted to test out the new pin I made. 3 flights and counting! So far it is working good. After the third flight, it was a good thing I called it quits when I did! The grub screw was backing out on the tail hub...possibly my fault, but it's fixed now!!!

Second thing...I put just a small amount of slack, and I mean small in the belt. That was a bad idea, during those 3 flights I could hear the belt slapping inside the boom! Well, that's all fixed now. I put it back to where I had it, so I shouldn't hear anything now.

Its kind of weird in a way, as most belt drive helis like a little slack to prevent the belt adding extra load on the bearings. I quess this heli is different! Oh well, I'll keep it on the tight side then.

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05-08-2015 05:47 AM  3 years agoPost 20
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I run the tail belt tension either just touching the stop screw, like the manual suggests, or no more than 1mm from the screw.
Has anyone made a new canopy design yet I don't like the present scheme
Scroll down to the bottom of the page,
http://avantrc.com/index.php/the-new
and you will see the newest red and yellow schemes. My yellow Goblin 570 is very visible and I would like to try the yellow Mostro.

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