Armattan Rooster 6"

By wrong17 on Jun 17, 2018

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This is my second Rooster build and I wanted to try a few things differently. The first thing I wanted to do is to make it lighter buy using lighter components, titanium screws and less 3D printed parts. The next thing is the power cable, I will hard mount the XT60 plug so I do not have to worry about it getting cut. And Finally, the placement of the ESC. With my first Rooster build I had a prop strike and it almost took out the ESC. After building a Ummagawd Remix I really like the idea of having the ESC on the bottom side of the arms and that is what I did with the Rooster. Unlike the Remix frame the Rooster does not have chamfered edges on the carbon fiber, so I had to take each arm and file off the sharp edges. It is very important you do that because if you try wrapping the wires around the arms, over time it will most likely cut in the wires and create a short.

To hard mount the XT60 I will do the same thing as I did with the Chameleon and attached to the rear standoff. In order to do this, you will need a 3D printed VTX antenna mount, replace the original aluminum rear mount with a 20mm standoff and XT60 with a 5mm mounting post hole.

My original build ends up weighing 413g and now the second build is 386g. But the build is creeping up in weight because I am still changing and adding more stuff to it. 386g is not the lightest 6-inch Rooster but it is still better than 413g.

Just as a precaution I used Fiber Grip to keep the arms from moving. It is a past that you put around any carbon fiber plates that you do NOT want to move around. If you want to try this stuff, it is cheaper to get it at your local bike shop, but I included an amazon link below, so you can see exactly what I am taking about. Since I finished my build Armattan and come out with a spacer you can use to lock the arms in place. I have not needed to use them yet because Fiber Grip has been working for me.

Update (Sep 03, 2018): I wanted a little more umph out of these lower KV 2150kv motors so I moved to a 5s Setup. Check out my updated build here:

https://rotorbuilds.com/build/14149

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Part List

Frame

Armattan Rooster 6" Freestyle Frame (15 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$95.00

Flight Controller

RDQ Bardwell F4 3-6S 30x30 Flight Controller V2 - JBF4 AIO FC w/OSD (157 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

ESCs

4 x Spedix GS30 32Bit DShot1200 30A ESC (29 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.80

Motors

Rotor Riot Hypetrain Ummagawd 2306 2150kv Motor V2 (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$25.99

Propellers

DAL Cyclone T6040C - Crystal Purple (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.16

FPV Camera

Foxeer Products (25 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$7.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V2 (SMA) (150 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA) (543 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (336 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$29.99

Batteries

AHTECH Infinity 1500mah 14.8V 90C 4S1P Race Spec Lipo Battery for RC Drone (23 builds)
Banggood.com
$28.18

Radio

Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 PRO RC RADIO (22 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (86 builds)
Getfpv.com
$529.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (14 builds)
Amazon.com
$308.00

HD Camera

Insta360 GO Stabilized Camera FlowState Stabilization Mount Anywhere Hands Free Auto Edit Water Resistant Slow-mo Sport Action V (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$29.99

Misc Parts

Finish Line Fiber Grip Carbon Fiber Bicycle Assembly Gel, 1.75-Ounce Tube
Amazon.com
$7.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (145 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Charger AC200W DC650W 15A (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$119.00

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (171 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)
Amazon.com
$286.00

Accessories

BoYz analog bay v2 for DJI FPV goggles
Themakerboyz.com
$23.98

Accessories

Analog FPV FatShark Module Adapter V2 for DJI Digital FPV Goggles
Pyrodrone.com
$11.99

Accessories

FuriousFPV Smart Power Case V2
Helidirect.com
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