Behind The Scenes
Mantis FPV was born during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown period. This will be a year EVERYBODY will remember. It is a year that we all said “lets get to 2021 already!”. Proof that ideas brew when you’re bored out of your skull during a lockdown. Maybe we should have more of it to solve our planetary problems.
Here, we shall share with you the journey we’ve taken to where we are now.
Kelvin & Adriano.
First 100 orders
4th August 2020
Wow, we are stoked. We didn’t think we’ll achieve 100 orders for many months. We are humbled. Thank you to our bosses – our customers. We hope to continue to satisfy your FPV addiction 🙂
22nd July 2020
One of our greatest goals, is to promote the sport/hobby of FPV drones to as many people as possible. We launched the “Become an FPV Mentor” program to help connect with new uprising stars. If you’re worthy, please apply within. There might just be some worthy incentives too 🙂
First shirts made!
19th June 2020
The little things count. Like printing shirts! In a business where most things comes from China, it is rather refreshing to be able to do things locally. Shout out to our buddies at Teamkit Australia.
13th June 2020
Website launched without a hitch, midnight of 13th June 2020. All ducks were lined up. It was rather event-less actually. Then we went to bed.
Building in silence
2 May 2020
Many many many many hours of building a new and fast e-commerce website, that runs very efficiently and just blazingly fast. Kelvin got obsessed with making sure the website loads in under 1 second. He is proud to say, he now measures load times in miliseconds. For the keen eyed (footer reference), no – the server doesn’t really run on Raspberry Pi, nor is it powered by 2x CR2023s. However, it does run on Linux on our custom cloud servers, hosted at the fastest datacentre in Australia. We can’t really tell you where it is of course.
With the special help of Martin and Zac, Adriano smashed through the creation of products online. Again, many hundred hours dispensed without a roster. It was just full steam. Made with love.
Special mention to Paul L, our FPV shifu, telling us what to stock. We pretty much did the opposite to what he said most the time thereafter.
Company registered, domain name licensed, email server created
30th April 2020
All those mundane but essential things, done. Amazingly, this was done within the span of 3 hours. We’re that good. Infact, it might’ve taken us longer to think of this subheading than the actual doing.
Mantis FPV starts
27th April 2020
Hey Adriano, how about we start an FPV store?