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Posted by MontoRC | Sep 26, 2016 @ 03:57 PM | 8,898 Views
There has been a renewed buzz lately bout our Avroto 3520 400Kv multirotor motor ( AVL3520400Kv ). We took some beauty shots of a photo model a while back. I thought I'd share my favorite pic.
Posted by MontoRC | Sep 15, 2016 @ 01:12 PM | 3,593 Views
RCTESTFLIGHT / Stratus Productions posted a great vid of 8 Avroto 3520 400Kv being tested for use with large cameras. Avroto LIFT Series Motor # AVL3520400

Testing is done with Cine-X copter flying a Movi M5 with Sony FS700, and then with various dumbbells. In a final test with Avroto 3520 400Kv motors a 20lb dumbbell is flown, making the AUW 32lbs!

The youtube video is below.
RCTESTFLIGHT - AVROTO 3520 Motors on Cine-X Octocopter (3 min 48 sec)

[I]Monto RC notes on the video:

When Monto tests these motors in Ohio we are at approx 1,000 feet above sea level. At this altitude a T-motor 16" prop usually provides the best combo of thrust and efficiency. Stratus Productions is in Utah with an elevation around 6,000 feet. This higher elevation may be the reason the reviewer had greater success with a 17" prop.

Awesome vid!
Posted by MontoRC | Sep 08, 2016 @ 09:19 AM | 3,699 Views
Every once in a while we spot our motors in magazines or on TV. This Honda spot caught the attention of many Avroto fans. That's our 3520 flying what looks to be a custom quad made as a prop for the spot.

AVL3520400 details are here:
Posted by MontoRC | Mar 24, 2016 @ 11:03 AM | 5,337 Views
Here is the link to youtube video of the underwater launched UAV powered by Avroto Motors.

The Motors shown are Avroto LIFT 3520 400Kv.

We are not exaggerating when we say we make the best motor on the market. A person from the laboratory associated with the underwater project told us they'd tested commercially available motors and Avroto was the best they could find for both performance and durability.

New UAV Can Launch from Underwater for Aerial Missions (2 min 53 sec)

Posted by MontoRC | Nov 19, 2015 @ 04:56 PM | 6,054 Views
Jim here from Monto RC.

At Monto RC we recently received our shipment of T-Motor 6th Anniversary Combo Packs. It's a quad motor prop combo set selling for $59.90. T-Motor has sold anniversary combos in the past, but none have been so useful as this one. It's not advertised by Tiger as a Phantom upgrade product, but after we read the specs we new it would be a perfect fit for Phantoms and other 350 Quads.

The Combo Includes four Top Quality RC Tiger Motor Navigator Series Motors and 4 Counter Rotating Props.
4pcs MN2213 Kv950
4pcs T9545 self-tightening precision plastic props (2CW+2CCW)

Unlike a standard MN motor, the MN's in the combo include forward and reverse threaded prop adapters.

The MN2213 950Kv is not a product in Tigers regular catalog, but Tigers slightly smaller MN2212 sell for $46.90 per motor. tiger sells similar prop adapters for self locking props for $6-$10 per pair.

The props sold separately sell for $7.99 per pair.

If you bought all this stuff individually it would at least cost:
Motors $46.90 x 4 = $187.60
Prop adapters $6 x 2 pair = $12
Props $7.99 x 2 pair = $15.98
Total = 215.58

We busted out one of the older Phantoms at the Monto Lab and decided the combo would be perfect for breathing some life into this old quad.

These MN Motors come with pre-attached bullet connectors for use with most esc's. For phantom use we simply cut them off and soldered directly to phantoms esc board.

I really like this set. I think the combo is a steal at $59.90.
Posted by MontoRC | Oct 29, 2015 @ 09:22 AM | 4,981 Views
A friend just sent a link to this youtube video of a really cool Avroto build by the guys at Flite Test.

The video was released a month ago so there may already be RCG links to it, but it is new to me.

Peter at Flite Test is conducting "mythbusters style" testing of fire retardant deployment via drone.

The fire fighting drone he builds is a Y6 powered by Avroto LIFT Series motors 3515 400Kv. Product AVL3515400

He estimated his max thrust to be at least 24lbs. He said his all up weight including a fire extinguisher was about 12 lbs.

I suppose if he really wanted to up payload he could move to the larger Avroto 3520 400Kv with 16" props. With this combo he'd have a theoretical max thrust of 45lbs.

Its a cool video with a fun project and lots of fire. Its always great to see Avroto Motors in interesting projects around the world.

The direct link is:
Fire Fighting Drone Overview | Flite Test (10 min 46 sec)

Posted by MontoRC | Apr 21, 2015 @ 09:43 AM | 5,953 Views
Avroto LIFT Series 3520 400Kv - Product Number AVL3520400

Avroto 3520 400Kv will be arriving soon!
This powerhouse motor sets the standard for high power combined with reliability. Most motors can offer one of these attributes, but not both. Avroto 3520 400Kv delivers big thrust and a long service life despite harsh field conditions.

3520 400Kv is available for pre-order now at . It will be in stock at Monto RC and Avroto dealers within the next 10-14 days.

The photo shown is one of our favorite customer submissions of this motor in use.

Customer quote:
"Our flat octo with the Avrotos 3520-400. Carrying two 6S-16000 Tattus and a GH3 cam, these motors are handling the 11.7Kg beast with absolute ease"

Photo not for use without permission of MentalScenes
Posted by MontoRC | Oct 16, 2014 @ 03:59 PM | 6,038 Views
Our flight specialist built himself a new work horse copter in the Monto Lab. He uses it for his own business shooting pano's.

The new quad is a 620mm frame with Avroto 3515 400Kv motors. Flight performance is supreme,.

The configuration pictured is a hair over 9 pounds including 8,000mah battery and Nex 5. Flight time for this configuration is 14 minutes with 15" props. This all purpose, all weather setup has power to spare, with excellent stability, and full authority in wind.

When longer flight is required it is setup with 16" props or a 10,000mah battery.
Posted by MontoRC | Oct 03, 2014 @ 04:23 PM | 8,426 Views
FLoHIO117 tested and reviewed the Pulso U39L that we carry at Monto RC on his youtube channel.

A fair honest review. He found some quirks he doesn't like, but he loved the performance.

The motor is available here:

Link to a youtube review of this motor by FLoHIO as he continues his devlopments
in hour+ long duration and long distance flight:
Pulso U39 Series Motors In-Depth Review (18 min 1 sec)

Posted by MontoRC | Sep 17, 2014 @ 09:55 PM | 6,538 Views
A couple pics of the most recent build in the Monto lab.

Flying weight 12.75 lbs.
Motors: Avroto 3515 400Kv
Props: T-Motor 15x5
ESC: Maytech Eagle MT45A
Posted by MontoRC | Aug 30, 2014 @ 06:24 PM | 6,376 Views
Motor testing is always fun.

Its rewarding to play with prop and motors combos and find just the right setup for a particular copter, or just the right prop for a particular motor.

Comparison tests between different motors and different props sometimes give incredibly surprising results.

We've been running some equal test conditions motor comparisons lately. The testing has been fun. The results were wonderful.
Posted by MontoRC | Jul 16, 2014 @ 07:29 PM | 6,818 Views
Another great video from RCTESTFLIGHT featuring Avroto 3515 motors.

RCTESTFLIGHT - OCTOCOPTER Flies FS700 (6 min 21 sec)

Large hashtag heavy lift octo does loops near the end of the vid....very cool.
Posted by MontoRC | Jun 30, 2014 @ 09:11 AM | 7,785 Views
Over the weekend we received a link to a new video from RCFlightTest.

RCTestFlight creates all kinds of cool experimental aircraft and filming methods then post results video's on youtube.

This video is of a big hashtag shaped octo running Avroto LIFT series 3515 motors.

Youtube link is here:
RCTESTFLIGHT - Huge OCTOCOPTER Flight Tests (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by MontoRC | Jun 12, 2014 @ 12:23 PM | 8,463 Views
We got in some new Pulso’s a while back. There aren’t a lot of factory specs & results available for them. Initial inspection showed that the flat motors of the U39 series are very well made. A Few bench tests showed them to run very smooth, quiet, cool and efficiently. We decided to build a Pulso test quad with parts lying around the shop.

It was decided that with the parts we had available the quickest build would be to utilize an old unused Mikrokopter Quadro XL frame. Based on this frame size approx. 575mm we chose the most appropriate Pulso U39 to test. Prop clearance only allowed for a 14” prop so we couldn’t utilize the large prop capabilities of the lower Kv U39. We instead chose the higher Kv U39M 450Kv.

U39M 450Kv is a 3906 stator sized motor. Weight 57grams. It can handle 6s with a 14 inch prop. Our bench test with 6s and an APC multirotor prop maxed out at just over 8amps and 1.46Kg of thrust.

Our build specialist scrounged up some spare parts, and whipped together our Pulso test quad in a couple hours. We tested with a 6s 2200mah battery. Something a little bigger might have been more appropriate but 2200 is what we had on hand.
A couple days later he spent some time adjusting the gains and we ended up with a super smooth and stable little quad.

Copter weight 955 grams
Flight weight with battery 1345 grams

Over several days we ran a few test flights with an average flight time of 24 minutes. Battery start voltage 25.2 volts, finish...Continue Reading
Posted by MontoRC | May 31, 2014 @ 01:58 PM | 7,663 Views

Avroto ® Brushless Motors

We put together a list of the Avroto Lift series 3515 & 3520 features.

*Water proof high temperature windings allow for operation in extreme climates and help prevent overheating during extreme use.

*High Quality Oversized ABEC 5 German made bearings for smooth, reliable, long lived operation under harsh conditions.

*Next generation shaft:
-Collar for consistent shaft set depth.
-Internal threading for adjustable security retaining screw.
Note from Jim: The importance of consistent shaft depth cannot be overlooked. This shaft (designed with the help of one of our partner companies) almost eliminates variation between motors. Any variation can then be adjusted away with the adjustable screw until you have a consistent set. We've been trying to find better ways to secure the shaft as well as correct depth variation since 2010. We started with adjustable shaft collars secured by sets screws. Then moved onto different combinations of E-clips, snap rings, various spring washers combined with stricter tolerances and alternate shaft setting methods. We got the Avroto M-series to be pretty consistent, But I think we've perfected it with the LIFT series.

*Double shaft screws in the bell to eliminate slippage.

*Ultra strong high neodymium magnets.

*Incredibly precise hand winding.

*Massive cooling vents make LIFT series some of the coolest running motors in their class.

*Reinforcement coating to protect windings from debris.

*Epoxy coated stator plates to prevent shorts.

*Ultra secure lead wire attachment to prevent shorting caused by damaged solder joints.

*Dynamic balancing with the highest quality blue balancing paste.

*Stators made with ultra-thin Japanese .2mm laminations for maximum efficiency.

***Every LIFT motor hand checked for quality in Ohio USA before being approved for sale.***

Avroto’s proven track record of excellence has made Avroto the trusted choice in commercial use motors.

Avroto Proven

Avroto Quality

Avroto Durable

Avroto Trusted since 2010
Posted by MontoRC | Oct 14, 2013 @ 07:03 PM | 7,949 Views
We are thrilled with the positive findings, and excellent review of the Avroto Lift series 3520 motor.

A big thanks to RCG staff writer Sleepyc.

If you haven't seen it yet the review is here: